So far, 2020 has been full of unexpected challenges and changes. As we enter into the harvest season, we can't help but be hopeful that all our hard work has paid off. We expect some of our fields to fall somewhat short because of the drought, but are optimistic as a whole.
Our semis are always busy, hauling grain commercially and our own personal crop from the field, and also quite a bit of rock this summer.
Our first oat harvest was a success. We were happy with how they yielded and were able to use our small square baler and bale accumulator to harvest the straw. It was a learning experience for all of us, but we are excited to see what next year brings as we transition these acres to organic.
On the livestock side of the farm, changes are underway. Our new lambing facility is almost finished and we are excited to have it ready for the 2021 lambing season. Fall lambing started September 1st for us this year and we are very happy with how the ewes performed and how the lambs look today. We've sold just over 200 head of fat lambs so far from the January and February groups of lambs.