Harvest Time, Part 4, by Richard Roberts

Harvest Time, Part 4, by Richard Roberts

I’m fortunate that MGA has a couple of seed cleaners. That makes my job easy when I have a couple of hundred pounds of seed to clean. However, when I have just a small amount I can clean it by hand. After I’ve threshed the grain heads in a paper bag, I can pick the...
Harvest Time, Part 3, by Richard Roberts

Harvest Time, Part 3, by Richard Roberts

As I’ve said before, the BOAZ mini-combine works great on our larger sections of grain, but a lot of the crop is harvested by hand. Some of the plots are just too small to justify the cleaning that would have to be done between varieties, and some like the...
Harvest Time, Part 2, by Richard Roberts

Harvest Time, Part 2, by Richard Roberts

Harvesting grain with a sickle and gathering it into sheaves is a very satisfying task. It is also very time consuming. It is also a pain in the…back. When you’re working with small plots it’s really the only way to do it. I have a very nice scythe, but I haven’t made...