Thursday, December 20, 2012
Cotton Harvest, or What Happened to October and November
Whew! Weber Farms has made it through another year!
Harvest season was incredibly busy this year. I'm not sure why it felt busier than usual, but this is the first one with us raising four children. (Blame it on the baby!) Picking cotton, digging and combining peanuts, cutting soybeans, shredding cotton stalks and planting winter wheat, all in fields near and far. It was a whole lot of work, even with a hired hand. Fortunately, I don't have the skill set required to operate heavy farm machinery, so I was free to run the household. It's OK. We all agree that I make a better cook, and Jason makes a better farmer.
I took these pictures during one beautiful afternoon at the field by Uncle Calvin's house. Because the operation was so close, I brought the kids and a cookie break on the golf cart.
We hung out with Jason as he finished packing a cotton module.
Henry loved the noise and action of the module builder.
Jason unrolled the heavy tarp on top of the module, then Uncle Calvin drove the tractor and module builder away to reposition for the next module.
Almost finished--just have to cinch the tarp strap and mark the module for Weber Farms!