My son captured this image last night. It seems there were a few issues with the chopper. However it’s straight and my husband went on to chop.
The sun is setting, but we are so far behind we need to keep running. This field will be the last to chop and go in the silo for the cows. Our cover crop, and our first cutting of alfalfa is being chopped. This will be some of the free choice feeds they will have available to them this summer. Especially when the grass slows in growth due to heat and lack of rain. Then in the fall we will chop corn silage for them to have over the winter.
The rain has slowed us down. The fields have been extremely wet. The last thing we want is to tear up the field or get a tractor stuck. We should have our corn planted and working on planting soybeans, but it just isn’t the case this year.
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