Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ditch Digging






These photos were taken on October 26, just to the west of the shop on the north side of the road. 
 On Bell Farm.  

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hurricane Ditcher



Here are pictures from this weekend of Collie on the Hurricane Ditcher.  





Harvest has been over for a couple of weeks.
We were lucky to have nice weather for most of harvest.  A change from the rest of the season!  Now Collie and Gary are doing lots of farm maintenance, with the excavator, bulldozer, and this Hurricane Ditcher shown above!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Corn Harvest 2010.


Corn to the West of our house.
a minute later, Collie was passing by on the combine.
Right beside the house.



We started Corn Harvest yesterday (Tuesday, September 7) morning. 
Collie didn't think it would be dry enough, but they are having pretty good luck so far.

These pictures aren't the best, but I looked out my back door and saw the Combine coming around the corner.  So I grabbed my camera to take a few pictures. 

You can kind of see the clouds moving in.  
We are supposed to get a very heavy rain starting tomorrow. 
They are calling for 1-3 inches.  It is the left overs from Hurricane Hermine. 
This will probably put a hault to corn harvest for a few days.
We are very happy we were able to get started!
Kind of like waiting for a pot to boil. . .waiting for the corn to dry!




Friday, August 27, 2010

Summer.


It certainly has been a crazy summer around Burgess Farms.
But then it usually is pretty chaotic

We have been seeing a lot of these clouds this summer.  Though, this was taken last week.
That is the famous barn to the West of our house.  
I think I take lots of pictures of it, because you can see it right out of my back door!


The River has remained high all summer. . .since the beginning of June.
We spent most of June and part of July holding our breaths, wondering if the River would get out.
Collie and Gary moved all of the equipment out of the bottoms twice.  And packed up the shop and outside builidings and stuff. 
I had a trailer parked at the house most of the Summer as well.  
Luckily, we never had to fill it.
I guess the bright side is, Spring (or Summer) cleaning is always needed!




We did have a busy cantaloupe season.  Though, we didn't actually sell as many as normal, what we did have was good.  We spent a lot of time throwing cantaloupe away.  Basically because of all the rain.

It seems like we have fought lots of things this summer.  Rain, Wind, Lightening, Cold, Heat.

But then who would expect perfect farming conditions?

Collie and Gary have been getting all of the equipment ready for Harvest.  It will be here soon!

Friday, April 9, 2010

An Update. . .


Harvest 2009. . .Collie on the combine

Gary waiting by the truck


The barn west of our house.  I love taking pictures of this barn for some reason!


Much to my excitement, I received a new camera for Christmas. . . so now I just need to learn how to use it properly!  The above picture was taken on Christmas Day through the kitchen window at Nancy and Gary's house.  The Cardinals looked like little Christmas ornaments.

This was taken Christmas Night from our back door.  The wind and snow were blowing so hard.  I'm not sure I have ever experienced anything quite like it!

And this was taken this winter. . .we had freezing fog.   Something else I don't remember ever experiencing.  It looked like everything was dipped in snow.  It was actually very pretty.  

The Anhydrous is being applied as I type. . . and is probably just about finished.  On to planting time!  

Nancy and I planted Cantaloupe in the greenhouse today.  It was such a beautiful day!