After combining we run the seed through our seed cleaner mainly to remove weed seeds. Weed seeds aren't as dry as the grain and can contribute to moisture build up during storage. It was raining out so we had it set up in the barn. If the weather is nice we set up outside and auger the grain directly into the storage bin.
We started combining rye yesterday, we are slowly getting into growing more grain. Grain production takes a lot of machinery compared to vegetables. To keep overhead costs down most of the machinery we have is used. Our combine is a model 72 Allis Chlamers pull behind, its older than I am but does a really nice job.
Unloading some rye into a gravity box. The harvest isn't bad considering the poor growing season, and the fact we are still learning how to grow small grains.
A no-till grain drill was purchased by the land conservation office and in cooperation with UW-Extension it is being rented out to land owners in Ashland, Iron, and Bayfield counties. We rented the drill to do some hay field improvement. Here I'm seeding some red clover (Trifolium pratense) and bromegrass (Bromus inermus).