Malt Barley Harvest

3 Aug

Although some rain and break downs have caused interruptions, we are going in the barley fields. We raise malt barley for MillerCoors. It gets trucked to Berthoud, Colo. from our farm and then MillerCoors takes it to the brewery in Golden. This summer, we got to tour the brewery with some family members. I’ll tell you all about that trip sometime soon.

In the meantime, enjoy some snapshots from Barley Harvest 2014 on T&L Farms.

 

Malt Barley Harvest 2014 | The Farm Paparazzi

Barley heads dried down and ready to combine. Our local John Deere salesman says they are bowing their heads to pray.

Malt Barley Harvest 2014 | The Farm Paparazzi

Tyler runs the combine through the field and puts out his auger so the grain cart operator knows he’s ready to unload.

Malt Barley Harvest 2014 | The Farm Paparazzi

The combine separates the heads from the stalk and the berries from the head. The berries go fill up the tank on the top of the combine. The leftovers go out the back of the combine.

Malt Barley Harvest 2014 | The Farm Paparazzi

When the grain cart is full, the operator usually dumps on a truck at the end of the field. Then the truck either takes the grain straight to Coors, or to our bins for storage until later transport.

Malt Barley Harvest 2014 | The Farm Paparazzi

Our bins are located in the corner of this barley field so the cart operator is taking the grain straight to the parked truck. Then the auger operator unloads the truck directly into the auger to go up into the bin.

Malt Barley Harvest 2014 | The Farm Paparazzi

We’re putting our straw in windrows so we can bale it. Sometimes we attach the spreaders on the back of the combine, which spreads the straw across the field to decay and turn into organic matter.

Malt Barley Harvest 2014 | The Farm Paparazzi

A hopper full of golden grain is always a beautiful site to a farmer at harvest time!

Malt Barley Harvest 2014 | The Farm Paparazzi

Tyler almost always operates the combine.

Malt Barley Harvest 2014 | The Farm Paparazzi

Here, our cousin and farm team member, Damon, is operating the grain cart.

Malt Barley Harvest 2014 | The Farm Paparazzi

And, sometimes, I get to run grain cart. It’s a fun job. I love being a Farm Wife!

If you’re harvesting, we pray the crop is plentiful and the problems are few!

God Bless You & American Agriculture,

Liz

Then the earth will yield its harvests, and God, our God, will richly bless us. – Psalm 67:6 (NLT)

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