We are right in the midst of corn harvest season right now which is a very busy time for us. We never stop milking cows, (24/7/365) but field work seldom is around the clock...except for corn chopping season that is. I still like plowing better, but watching that ole combine cut, swallow, chop and spit out 8 rows of corn at 6.5 mph and clear an acre every 6 minutes is impressive. Watching the yield counts go up and down on the counter and seeing the trucks filled is neat as well. Even the women folk get into the act this time of year, taking their rotations so everyone has nice hot meals no matter where they are, what they are doing or what time of day/night it is.
We used to run 24/7 during planting season, but now that we have got bigger equipment, more help and more fields; we do not need to do that any more. I have fond memories of those days, disking fields at 2 AM and what not, but who knows, in 10 years time we might be doing everything by GPS and remote control!http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnsonsheep/7182642697/