Today is the first official day of fall!! For those of us
involved in agriculture, fall is so much more than football games and pumpkin
Load up the car and take a
drive in the country – you will see changing leaves, corn and bean fields
drying up, milo fields turning that pretty shade of burgundy, and big calves
hanging out with their mommas for just a few more days.
I know that here in
Tripp County, farmers and ranchers are busy giving calves fall shots, hauling
hay home, getting combines ready for fall harvest and making plans to wean and
sell calves. This is one of our busiest seasons, and can be the most rewarding.
You get to see that all the hard work you put in is worth it when the combines
are rolling through the fields, or when you contemplate all the hay bales you
have to haul in. I
t makes the days you spent during calving wondering if your
toes were frozen feel insignificant when those same calves run across the scale
on weaning day.
Hopefully all that hard work pays off with decent commodity
prices and a good day at the sale barn when you sell calves.
Happy harvest– and
folks, if you are following farm equipment, semi-trucks, or cattle down the
road drive smart so we all get home safe.