Harvesting Season

From what I understand, which is not much, corn is harvested when the moisture content has lowered. Early harvesting is usually for silage. Silage is used for feeding cows.

Which means that the chicks favorite field, which was harvested about a month ago, is about picked clean and they are going way too close to the road for my liking, to get the last of the spilled corn.

Heather drove by on Thursday while Brooke and I were grabbing lunch and found them too close. She hazed them back and we hurried back to our crossing guard position.

So, as much as I like grey skies and rain I am hoping for a few dry days so the farmers can harvest the remaining standing corn, which will give these birds more choices, and give my blood pressure a much needed break!

Share Button


  1. Pamela Justman October 29, 2017 9:30 am

    For whatever reason, they really like that field! But I agree, there is far too much traffic whizzing past for you to rest easy. Thanks for keeping watch over them. Hoping this colder weather will help in drying the remaining corn and allow you to relax a bit

  2. Barb October 29, 2017 9:15 am

    Once a Mother, always a Mother! Thanks for caring.

  3. Cheryl Murphy October 29, 2017 8:16 am

    Wishing for you the weather you want Colleen. Be safe…both you and the cranes.