Friday, December 24, 2010

Piglets



Yesterday (Dec. 23) one of our sows gave birth to piglets.




They are purebred Herefords






Today they were up and about. Baby pigs hit the ground running.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Storing Field Corn

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We use conveyors to move the corn into the corn crib.

Corn Picker

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The corn picker dropping the corn into the gravity box. Before I modified it the corn would drop towards the front, which meant I'd have to move it around with a shovel to fill the box.

Corn Picking Video

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Picking corn in early November

Sunday, December 5, 2010

December


Pigs enjoying the snow.


Our machine shed has most of the roof in place so we can get some of our equipment out of the weather.

Field Corn Harvest


The field corn was ready to harvest in early November.



We use a corn picker which picks and husks the corn.


I added a piece of roofing tin so the corn would drop in the center of the gravity box.




Unloading the corn onto a conveyor.


I'm moving the corn around to get as much as possible into another gravity box. We barely had room for all the corn.