According to the calendar today was the precisely correct day for harvesting the maize. Unfortunately, the weather has a huge impact on the health of crops and today was actually about three weeks too late. The maize was well past its best, about three weeks past.
But the harvesting guys couldn't come until today - farmers have to roll with the punches.
You can see how the maize dries off from the bottom of the plant. But there was still a little green left in this crop. Which is surprising when you see the paddock next to it.
The second paddock cut is at the back of my house and I've been watching it go more brown each day. I'm glad it's now all harvested.
But the thrid paddock to be cut was worse.
There's not much green in that stack, is there? It was light and fluffy and watching Danny rolling it gave me the heeby jeebys.
About the only thing that seemed the same as any other year were the tyres, standing around waiting to be called to duty to hold the cover on the stack.