And so ends Harvest 2016

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The corn has been picked and the soybeans been cut.     And so ends Harvest 2016……for the most part.       As the official grain cart operator here at Rebman Farms, my harvest duties for the year are complete.       Greg has wrapped up planting a few more cover crops; oats, radish, and turnips.      There’s still a little field work left to do, equipment needing a few repairs, washed and stored for the winter, and, of course, loads of paperwork, marketing, bookkeeping, preparing for next year and such.

We’ve been blessed with another wonderful harvest.      Everyone safe, no major breakdowns (but two close calls), and good crops.

Leaves are changing, weather is still unseasonably warm for November but the nights and early mornings are getting cold.

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Now its time to get the outside chores wrapped up.      Pulling weeds and flowers past their prime, raking leaves, putting up tools, and storm windows.    But the days are beautiful so the chores are less taxing.

Major weed pile
Major weed pile

Getting back into my creative mode.     Working on a few new pieces, getting them photographed and listed in my etsy shop.      Christmas will be here before we know it.

But, before then, may we all be grateful for our blessings and  enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends and those who may need our kindness and a helping hand.

Soon we will be cozy before the fireplace, warm sweaters, boots, hot cocoa, warm blankets, comfort foods, and snow flurries.      These are a few of my favorite things.