At the farm yesterday, the custom harvest crew showed up to chop corn for silage. This is different than harvesting the corn with the combine. We use the silage as part of the feed for the calves we will purchase here shortly for the winter. The calves will then be sold around April or May.
(A bonus to having feeder calves is that we retain a couple to have butchered for beef for our families.)
I was lucky enough that my dear husband took photos, as I had to work at my job when they were here to chop the corn. This blog is a joint effort you will come to find out! :)
The corn is chopped by the cutter. Once it is chopped the grain truck is right there catching the it!
There are two grain trucks continually going.
Once the truck is full, it hauls the silage to the area
we have designated for it.
Then Milton uses the tractor and spreader to even it out.
So the entire process is a pretty rapid one!
If I would have been here, I would have taken a video to post so you could get the full effect!
The first time I witnessed my husband doing this I was both intimidated and impressed!
Intimidated by the growing mound under the tractor and the speed he was driving,
and impressed by his skills at handling that tractor like he came into this world driving one!
(Which secretly I think he was! :)
When all is said and done, there is a nice mound of Silage ready to use for feed!
Of course while mommy is away, the kids must play we see!
Paige on top of the Silage Mound!
Paige & Daddy!
To be continued.............
Check out tomorrows post to see what other fun happened on the Silage Mound!
Thanks for stopping by!