Extra Harvest Footage!! Never Before Seen

Millennial Farmer
5 Mar 202411:06

Summary

TLDRThis script takes you on a day in the life of a farmer during harvest season. It follows their routine of maintaining farm equipment, checking grain bins, transferring corn, and addressing weather challenges. The farmer's dedication to tackling tasks head-on is evident, from climbing bins to assess fill levels to mowing fields for better future crops. Despite the cold, rainy conditions, the farmer perseveres, constantly problem-solving and making the best of the situation. The script provides an authentic glimpse into the hardworking lives of farmers and the unpredictable nature of their jobs.

Takeaways

  • 👷‍♂️ The video shows a day in the life of a farmer during the harvest season, where they are combining grain, transferring corn, and working on farm equipment and machinery.
  • 🚜 There are issues with the combine, such as leaking air bags and dirty air filters that need to be replaced.
  • ⛽ Fuel and air are important factors to monitor and manage during the harvesting process.
  • 🌾 Moisture levels of the harvested grain are closely monitored, and the farmer needs to decide whether to dry the grain or store it based on the readings.
  • 📡 Communication and coordination between team members are essential to ensure smooth operations.
  • 🐕 The farmer's dog is a constant companion, accompanying them during various tasks.
  • 🌧️ Weather conditions, such as rain and snow, can significantly impact harvesting operations and require adjustments or temporary halts.
  • 🚚 Trucks are used to transport the harvested grain from the fields to the storage bins.
  • 🔧 Maintenance tasks, like checking and repairing fences, are also part of the farmer's responsibilities.
  • 🌱 Preparing fields for the next planting season by tilling and ripping is an ongoing process during the harvest.

Q & A

  • What tasks were being carried out in the video?

    -The video shows various farm tasks such as checking and replacing air filters in trucks, inspecting grain bins, transferring dry corn from one bin to another, airing the corn, checking tire pressure, and mowing an area for future tilling.

  • Why were they transferring corn from one bin to another?

    -They were transferring dry corn from one bin into another bin that had big fans, so they could air dry the corn more effectively in that bin.

  • What was the moisture content of the corn they were dumping into the bin?

    -The corn they were dumping into the bin had a moisture content of 16.1% and 16.3%.

  • Why were they concerned about the neighbor's fence?

    -They were worried that they might have accidentally damaged or knocked down a section of the neighbor's fence while operating farm equipment near the field.

  • What was the purpose of mowing the specific area?

    -They were mowing an area that was usually too wet to plant crops in, so that it could be tilled and prepared for planting crops in the spring, as the fall had been relatively dry.

  • What were the concerns regarding the weather conditions?

    -As it started raining, sleeting, and snowing, there were concerns that the harvesting and other field work might have to be stopped for the day if the wet weather continued.

  • What was the role of the person referred to as '2.0'?

    -The person referred to as '2.0' was assisting with tasks such as climbing grain bins to check their levels and transferring corn between bins.

  • Why did they need to open and close certain gates when transferring corn?

    -They had to open and close specific gates to direct the flow of corn through the cross auger on top of the bins, rather than using the air system, when transferring corn between bins.

  • What was the concern regarding the combine tracks?

    -There was a concern that corn stalks might build up inside the tracks of the combine if the harvesting continued in the wet conditions.

  • What was the role of the person referred to as 'Dad'?

    -The person referred to as 'Dad' was operating the combine during the harvesting process.

Outlines

00:00

🚜 Farm Maintenance and Equipment Checks

The first paragraph describes various farm maintenance tasks being performed, such as checking the combine grain cart, replacing dirty air filters on trucks, inspecting a leaking airbag on a truck, checking corn bin levels, and transferring dry corn from one bin to another for aeration. It highlights the day-to-day operations and upkeep required on a working farm.

05:02

🌽 Continuing Harvest Operations

The second paragraph follows the continuation of harvest operations, including dumping and transferring corn from trucks into a bin for aeration. It also mentions the presence of the neighbor's fence along the field and the potential need to notify them if any damage occurred. Additionally, it touches on the changing weather conditions, with rain and snow starting to fall, which could potentially halt harvesting activities.

10:04

⛅ Monitoring Weather and Harvest Progress

The third paragraph focuses on monitoring the weather conditions and assessing the progress of the ongoing corn harvest. It includes a conversation between the narrator and another person, likely a family member or farm worker, discussing the feasibility of continuing harvest operations amidst the changing weather. They express concerns about the buildup of corn stalks in the tracks and the potential need to halt operations depending on the weather situation.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Combine

A combine is a farm machine used for harvesting grain crops like wheat, corn, or soybeans. In the video, the combine is mentioned as being ready for harvesting corn, and one of the characters is operating it in the field. Combines are essential equipment for modern large-scale grain farming.

💡Grain cart

A grain cart is a farm implement used to temporarily store and transport harvested grain from the combine to a semi-truck or grain bin. The video mentions a 'combined grain cart' being ready, which refers to the grain cart being prepared to receive the harvested corn from the combine as it operates in the field.

💡Air filters

Air filters are components used in engines and machinery to remove dust, dirt, and other particulate matter from the air intake. The video discusses checking and replacing dirty air filters on the farm trucks, which is necessary maintenance to keep the engines running properly and prevent damage from debris buildup.

💡Airbag

Airbags are flexible, inflatable components used in vehicle suspension systems, particularly on large trucks and trailers. The video mentions an airbag on the truck's front drive axle that is leaking and needs to be replaced. Properly functioning airbags are crucial for supporting the vehicle's load and ensuring a smooth ride.

💡Grain bin

A grain bin is a large cylindrical storage structure used on farms to hold harvested grain crops like corn or wheat. The video shows the farmer climbing a grain bin to check the remaining level of corn stored inside. Grain bins allow farmers to store their harvested crops and manage inventory throughout the year.

💡Auger

An auger, also known as a screw conveyor, is a mechanical device used to move granular materials like grains, seeds, or pellets. The video mentions using a 'cross auger' on top of the grain bin to transfer dry corn from one bin to another. Augers are commonly used on farms for moving harvested grains and other materials.

💡Moisture content

Moisture content refers to the amount of water present in a harvested grain crop. In the video, the farmer measures the moisture content of a truck of corn at 16.1% and 16.3%, which is considered dry enough for storage. Monitoring and controlling moisture levels is crucial for preventing spoilage and maintaining grain quality.

💡Aeration

Aeration is the process of forcing air through stored grain to regulate temperature and moisture levels. The video shows the farmer turning on large fans to aerate the corn being transferred into a bin with good airflow. Proper aeration helps preserve the quality of stored grains and prevents issues like mold growth or insect infestations.

💡Fence

A fence is a barrier used to enclose an area, often for containing livestock or marking property boundaries. In the video, the farmer checks the neighbor's fence along the field's edge to ensure it wasn't damaged during the harvesting process, as a precaution against livestock getting loose.

💡Tilling

Tilling is the process of preparing soil for planting by breaking up and aerating the ground. The video mentions using a 'ripper' to till up a wet spot in the field after mowing it, with the goal of making it suitable for planting crops in the spring. Tilling helps improve soil structure, incorporate residue, and create a suitable seedbed.

Highlights

The combine grain cart has been filled, and they are going to start moving the grain into the trucks.

One of the trucks has dirty air filters that need to be replaced.

An airbag on the driver's side front drive axle of a truck is leaking and needs to be replaced.

The speaker climbs a grain bin to check the remaining level, which is about 3/4 of a ring.

They are transferring dry corn from one bin to another, ensuring the gates are properly opened and closed to avoid mixing with the beans in the other bins.

They take a moisture sample of the corn in a truck, and although it's slightly higher than desired, they decide to put it in the bin with aeration fans.

The speaker fixes a low tire on one of the trucks using an air compressor.

The speaker's father takes over the combine, while the speaker prefers to handle the tasks of moving trucks and putting out fires.

They turn on the big fans to aerate the corn they are putting into the bin.

The speaker checks the neighbor's fence along the field to ensure it hasn't been damaged, and decides to call the neighbor just in case.

The speaker mows a spot in the field that was too wet to plant in the spring, preparing it for tilling so they can farm it in the upcoming spring.

As it starts to snow, they discuss whether to continue harvesting or pause for the day.

The speaker reminds the operator to watch for corn stalks building up inside the tracks of the combine.

They plan to continue harvesting as long as conditions allow, monitoring the weather closely.

The transcript provides a detailed look into the tasks and challenges faced during the fall harvest season on a farm.

Transcripts

00:00

morning morning to Dad's over checking

00:03

the combine grain card's been

00:05

ready 2.0 and I are going to go through

00:08

the trucks here a little they got some

00:09

awfully dirty air filters so this one's

00:12

just going to get a new one you see all

00:14

this crud that accumulates underneath

00:16

the dryer the air filters and the trucks

00:18

also pack with that same stuff morning

00:25

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00:28

digy side front drive axle the airbag

00:32

we're leaking on the be yes driver side

00:37

yeah yep that pancake starting to PUK

00:40

air out on the bottom side out of the

00:42

rubber

00:44

yeah that one's

00:46

good good

00:48

dog and the Kenworth that actually needs

00:50

a new filter is down at the field 5

00:53

miles away so so far I haven't been real

00:55

productive out here this morning well

00:57

now I get to do one of my favorite jobs

00:59

here on the the farm which is not sweep

01:01

up The Corn that was dribbling off the

01:03

roof there but instead I got to climb

01:05

that bin again not to try to find the

01:07

leak but to see how full it

01:15

is there's a ring and 3/4 left in that

01:18

bin ring and 3/4 a ring and 3/4 so okay

01:20

I can figure it out pretty close we'll

01:22

get this running and then I'll figure it

01:27

out

01:28

Andy

01:36

we're going to transfer some dry corn

01:38

out of the bin I just climbed into this

01:40

end one so we've got to open and close

01:43

some gates because we got to go through

01:45

the cross auger on top instead of using

01:47

the air system for this bin little bit

01:49

of corn spilled in this one already

01:51

which we

01:56

knew it should be good except the sumps

01:59

are all open okay but the sweep's in the

02:02

right spot and everything you want to

02:04

turn that b

02:06

[Music]

02:12

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02:14

turn ah

02:18

overhead you want to pull out of that 60

02:20

for a little bit then yeah we sure can

02:23

2.0 is going to climb that bin there I'm

02:24

going to climb this one here just to

02:26

make sure there's nothing coming in that

02:27

in the top that cross AER has the

02:29

ability to dump into all four of these

02:31

well obviously we only want to go into

02:33

one plus these two bins have beans in

02:35

them and we're transferring corn so we

02:37

definitely don't want those mixed

02:55

up this one's

02:58

good

03:09

that bin is good okay good yeah there's

03:12

nothing in there com yeah there Cor in

03:16

the back bend we should be

03:20

good we just dumped this truck and took

03:23

a sample of it it's 16.1 and 16.3

03:26

moisture so we're dumping it straight

03:29

into that bin

03:30

and going to put some air on it that bin

03:32

has big fans and it's the easiest one to

03:34

get to straight from the pits so it

03:35

makes

03:39

sense y 104 that's where I'm heading now

03:42

okay sounds good I'll dump this

03:46

one for did you shut the fuel off to the

03:49

come I see it shut off the steps up so

03:52

either you or D must have done you

03:53

didn't huh we got a tire on this truck

03:56

that looked a little bit low so I

03:57

checked it and I did

04:00

is so my goal is to use this handy tool

04:04

and an air compressor to make it so it's

04:07

not time to go to

04:11

work dad's going to take my combine and

04:14

I'll stay here and dump his trucks must

04:16

be nice actually he just enjoys running

04:19

combine a lot and I don't hate it but I

04:22

would rather be the Gopher that that

04:24

probably makes me a little bit weird but

04:26

honestly I'd rather be the guy running

04:28

around putting out fires and dumb

04:40

trucks and incoming on the truck from

04:43

last night so this is one that was at

04:45

the field that's pretty dry I'm guessing

04:47

I'm just going to run this straight into

04:48

the bin as

04:54

[Music]

04:58

well

05:01

[Music]

05:05

little

05:07

WEA maybe I'll try and take another

05:09

sample quick and it'll be drier nope got

05:12

a little wetter 173 so I'm just going to

05:15

kind of pretend that I didn't see it and

05:17

run it into that bin

05:22

anyway and there's beans in the cart

05:25

from last night as well not beans I hope

05:28

not beans actually beans would be nice

05:30

cuz there worth a lot more but I'd be

05:31

very

05:36

confused AE goes to catch the

05:41

combine got to turn these big fans on to

05:44

air rate the stuff we're putting

05:46

in wait that is on here we

05:51

go you guys

05:54

see I can't even grab it this that's

05:57

electric wire there's a about 100 ft of

06:00

it hanging on this this is commonly used

06:02

to keep livestock from running

06:05

away I'm a little worried about the

06:07

neighbor's fences so I'm going to go

06:10

check I was wondering when you'd show up

06:13

heard it start didn't you where's your

06:16

buddy you can't get in there cuz the

06:18

broom's in your way what was onx doing

06:20

with a broom in the

06:21

ranger go get in

06:23

there yeah no hurry I'm not in a

06:27

hurry your buddy's probably in the shop

06:29

she doesn't like the

06:43

cold the neighbors got fence all along

06:46

this South edge of this field so I'm

06:49

just going to follow it along I don't

06:50

think he's got any cattle in there right

06:52

now at least if he does it appears as

06:54

though they're long gone so I guess

06:57

technically I would still be right he

06:58

wouldn't have any cattle in there right

07:00

now ah this is all laying down

07:05

now I don't see anything

07:08

missing and I can't say for sure that

07:10

this wasn't laying down

07:11

[Music]

07:15

before a that seems pretty

07:23

fresh I did not see any sections missing

07:26

or any hles bent over or anything so it

07:29

may or may not have been us that got

07:31

into it so I'll give him a call and at

07:33

least let him know we might have I got

07:36

raindrops on the windshield here it's a

07:39

little bit moist today I figured I'd

07:43

swing by here and see how these guys are

07:45

doing mostly for your guys's content

07:48

sake Anna look at it's a

07:55

combine

07:56

cool oh did is going to be mad she

07:59

didn't get to go with I'm sorry dig you

08:03

snoozed you loed next time now go

08:07

apologize to your buddy I'm sorry I'm

08:09

sorry I was going to I'm still going to

08:12

hop in this tractor and go MOA spot

08:15

you'll see what it is but now it's

08:17

sleeing like snow ice pellets that'll

08:20

put a stop to harvesting real quick if

08:22

it does that for very

08:28

long

08:32

not going to last long at this so

08:35

there's this spot up here about half the

08:38

years it's too wet but you can see where

08:41

the grass goes from Golden into much

08:44

darker most of the time we plant crop in

08:47

there and we get somewhat of a crop but

08:49

this spring was so wet we couldn't get

08:51

in there well this fall I realize this

08:53

is ironic to say as it's raining but

08:55

this fall is really dry so I'm going to

08:58

chop it up with the mower so the Jim can

09:00

get in there with the Ripper and till it

09:01

up because then there's a lot better

09:02

chance of us being able to farm it in

09:04

the

09:11

[Music]

09:22

spring you're done up there you think

09:24

it's not going to dry either even I mean

09:26

even if it quits right now everything's

09:28

going to stay wet all day it's not

09:30

supposed to rain much I think we can

09:31

leave the equipment in the field up

09:33

there oh good snowflakes the big

09:39

ones I mean emotionally I'm ready for

09:43

snow now that it's cold I may as well

09:46

like I I want to go snowmobiling but but

09:49

not yet not

09:56

yet 5 to 7 if you don't get lost in the

09:59

blizzard that spot is cut we'll see how

10:01

the Ripper Works through

10:03

[Music]

10:07

that now there's a meeting of the mines

10:09

right

10:11

there we might be done for a while we

10:13

might be the G still going okay in the

10:15

corn stock yeah you looked like it okay

10:18

that'll probably go longer than anything

10:20

else I would imagine so 5 to7 you got

10:24

me yeah can you hear

10:27

me I got you that time

10:30

what's it like up there can't be going

10:32

too good for too much longer can it I

10:35

don't know I think it's going good

10:39

yet okay well if you think it's going

10:41

good I guess keep going just um remember

10:44

to watch on those RTS so that the corn

10:46

stocks don't build up inside the tracks

10:49

yeah I guess we'll see what the weather

10:50

does yeah I'll talk to you later we'll

10:52

kind of watch what's happening but it

10:54

could easily be done all day the way it

10:55

looks right now right okay

11:01

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