Daily Archives: August 30, 2009

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-30

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-23 http://ff.im/-72FwF #
  • A reader has dug some shrubs up and sparrows are not coming to her garden now. She feels a bit guilty and misses the birds. Any suggestions #
  • It has been windy and the bird seed is blowing off the table. Mixed some melted lard and bird seed together and put it on bird table. #
  • WHY DO BIRDS MOULT http://ff.im/-74k17 #
  • A reader’s bird food Nyjer seed has germinated and she has 3ft tall plants growing. Will she get seed from these plants? #
  • RT @farmerpaula http://bit.ly/CIXzA
    Hope the ancient woodland will live on. It can’t be replaced. #
  • RT @topveg http://bit.ly/3zjtPi #
  • RT @farminfriends http://bit.ly/AEbHm #
  • Early Morning Bird Feeding http://ff.im/-775um #
  • LITTLE THINGS http://ff.im/-78l8o #
  • GARDEN BIRD SUPPLIES SHOP http://ff.im/-7ajf8 #
  • Watching a thrush fly onto my birdtable through the cane garden poles around my birdtable. Canes are there to stop crows and it’s worked! #
  • Have just been out and filled up the ground feeder and the bird table. It’s very busy at Bird Table Cafe! #
  • http://twitpic.com/fka66 This is one of the birds I’m getting at my feeders. #
  • RT @TopVeg: getting to grips with tweetdeck…..hopefully #
  • ONE POSSIBLE REASON WHY SWALLOW NUMBERS MAY BE IN DECLINE http://ff.im/-7iW1e #
  • @Bluefinch @birdspots Am getting to know Twitter. Have just seen you note to me. thanks. Very interesting in reply to Bluefinch #
  • @parkrunner Hi, I’m just getting to know Twitter and have just seen this note you sent. Thanks. Glad you took time to watch the swallows in reply to parkrunner #
  • Putting bird food out today and a blackbird zoomed to the ground very close to me. Unafraid he turned his head to look straight at me. #
  • Wind is blowing bird food off the bird table. I coat the seed in melted lard – that keeps it on the bird table. Has anyone any other tips #
  • Sea Eagle Bird http://ff.im/-7l1qk #
  • @purplepigphoto Hi, In England house sparrows are declining. I put loads of bird food out and am glad sparrows are there to eat the food in reply to purplepigphoto #
  • Harvest 2009 http://ff.im/-7nkdV #
  • A farm hen got into the garden. I watched as the farm hen and a wild thrush pottered about on the grass together! #

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Harvest 2009

Harvest 2009

Harvest 2009

We’ve been busy harvesting the corn.  We have barley which we keep and feed to the stock.
We have wheat corn that we sell.
It’s a constant battle against the weather because the corn cannot be wet when it is harvested. 
Corn can be put through a corn dryer but (but not when it is really wet as it clogs the dryer).  Putting it through a dryer costs money and  corn prices (the price we are paid for corn) are very low this year
We had a good dry week and all the corn is in.
We have corn storage sheds where we can store corn and sell it at different times of the year. Some farmers don’t have storage sheds and have to sell the corn straight after harvest – when the price may be really low.
We keep the straw to bed up our calves, cattle and other stock.  This means after the harvest we are busy baling the straw into large round bales which we  bring back to the farm on tractors and trailers stack in the fields.  We  use straw every day throught out the winter to make sure the stock have a good straw bedding when they are inside in the sheds.
Crops seem to have yielded well but there is not much straw in among the crops.  We have  to buy so much straw in every year as we don’t have enough of our own.  This straw is dear to buy.
Now harvest has finished  I’m don’t have to do meals late at night when The Husband comes in from being on the combine all day. 
The extra weekend working has finished now.  We still have to milk the cows twice every day, but things have quietened down.