The weather has been perfect for the last week. The wheat was beginning to look as if it would be washed away. The fields have dried out enough to allow the machinery in so all is well.
All done apart from baling, ploughing and harrowing.
I could have spent longer with the combine but I had the dogs with me and was worried that they would see a rabbit or hare and get combined.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Seeing these harvesting photos brings me back to my youth on the farm. Harvesting was one of the best times of the year. We didn't have a Combine. We used an old binder and made sheaves, then stukes, and then collected them with a hay rack, then took the sheaves to the Thrashing machine. We created a large straw pile that we used throughout the year for bedding, for the cows.
I like to go to the old machinery shows. This cereal is very short stemmed they are hybrid plants. I used to hate having all those long sweaty days. Thank the heavens for progress. They are also very efficient. I was raking through the straw and chaff it discharges and failed to find any grain.
It's been a glorious few days here in Shropshire, the farmers have been working flat out and all other traffic in the villages has had to give way, when the big tractors pulling their loads came by.Your photographs are splendid, I love the last one in particular. Actually, I love them all.
We have been very lucky. A drought to start the season then a wash out.
Interesting to see New Holland combines in England. Mostly John Deere here. It's much drier here and a different wheat...hard wheat.
We still import hard wheat from Canada. I suspect less than we used to with the more recent strains being grown here.
that is some modernistic piece of machinery! happy to see the wheat was harvested.
Not as happy as the farmer. Yields are well down but he was beginning to think that the crop would be lost to the rain.
Yeah better you didn't allow for that combination....I don't think you'd like to have to post those results:) That machine is quite the monster. I wonder how much that beast costs.
This is a medium sized one....It's a year old and cost around £130,000 sterling.
Holy $#%@. That's all of my retirement:) Incredible.
Great images, Adrian. Really well captured.
very interesting place!
A bit of a change from the old baler that I posted from Italy.
I think that was an old combine as well. Be illegal here unless the driver wears a respirator