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11 Responses

  1. Nancy says:

    How sweet that Harland cleared a spot for you to ride in the big green machine! Don’t think I’d want to do that especially after dark…Loved watching it! What did you make for supper? 🙂

  2. Suzanne C. says:

    Thanks for this video. I am amazed at the things you do! I live in a city and would never think how the soybeans (or any crops) are harvested. This was a cool video.

  3. Doe of Mi. says:

    Well that sure did a catchup for me. Its been many years since I was on the farm helping my Dad harvest. We had dust but, nothing like you do, wow it is like a snow storm. And we never worked that late at night. Supper was at usually at 6pm. After that Dad would go out and see to a few things for harvest the next day. And was that bugs or seed hitting the windshield? Know that I’m enjoying these videos. Thanks

    • Suzanne says:

      So glad you are enjoying the videos. The sound you hear is soybeans popping out of the pods and hitting the windshield. The pods are so dry they pop open when the combine touches them and the beans fly everywhere like popcorn. 🙂

  4. Jeannelle says:

    Great up close and personal view of soybean harvesting! Must be a SoundGard cab!

    • Suzanne says:

      Not sure why this combine is quieter than our old one, but it is definitely refreshing not to be in such a noisy cab.

  5. Tina says:

    Suzanne, I don’t know how he does that at night. You are right it looks like you are driving in a snowstorm.I was also surprised that these soybeans are dry. The soybeans we get in the store are green and plump. Do they use the dried ones for animal feed or grind it into flour?

    • Suzanne says:

      These are a different kind of soybeans than you see in the store. They are used for animal feed and the pods where green earlier, but they want them completely dried down before harvest so they store without molding.

  6. Debbie says:

    Thanks Suzanne! I have grown up in Kansas, but very ignorant about farming. As I was driving in the country over the weekend, I saw soybean harvesting going on, and I knew what it was! I could see all the dust flying! I don’t know how Harland can see where he is going!

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