When I returned home yesterday after going out with a friend, the view from our bedroom window - that view you all admired so much - had dramatically changed. Both fields of corn had been cut in my absence. Such a short time too - when you think of the old days and the daunting job of harvesting.
Neither field was totally ripe but the crop has been harvested, 'chomped up' and will - in Winter - be fed to their large milking herd as 'whole crop feed' along with the usual silage and cattle 'nuts'.
I am sure that quite quickly the balers will be here to bale up the straw while this dry weather holds - this is a farm that wastes no time and they will also need the straw for winter bedding.
And I have no doubt that shortly after that the ploughing will take place - at least it did last year. No rotation of crops these days.