Friday, September 16, 2011
Wheat at Winstanley
What a depressing, cloudy, unsettled day it was. But this video I shot yesterday was just the opposite. Sunshine and wind, not a cloud in the sky and a big field of wheat just waiting for me to cut down. Which I soon did. It was a good 12 hour day in the combine with no breakdowns, hardly any holdups, so I was able to finish the field. Hot enough for air conditioning in the afternoon but needed the heater after sundown.
Today the weather turned against me. No real rain, just threatening enough that I did not want to drive the combine 5 miles from home only to be shut down by the rain that appeared imminent all afternoon.
On the positive side, it was a chance to catch up on some maintenance on the combine. Plus , I am nearly half finished harvest and with a little luck, it will all get done before winter.