November 4, 2012

Ever Saw 900 Pounds Of Raw Tobacco?

Now you have!
Each of these bales weigh close to 900 pounds.

This is hubby and his dad, along with 2 workers getting ready to take in the last load of tobacco for this season!  We were so thankful to sell all of our pounds!  It was a close call this year but we made it with the Lord's help! We signed next years contract when we took in this load and are farming even more tobacco next year! Bring it on!!

Getting the tarp ready to cover the load.

 

Waiting for Guadalupe to bring the last bale.

 
Guadalupe has been helping out for 15 years!


Last bale of the year on the truck!!!



5 comments:

  1. Oh, i know how glad you are to have made your allotment. What a lot of work. Now take it easy and enjoy your trip,

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  2. Wow, lots of tobacco! We grew some as an experiment, helped by a plant biologist friend at a major research institute here. We tried Missouri twist bud and burley. Beautiful plants. I know we had to supply lots of nitrogen but even in the very poor soil, it was lovely. I hadn't realized that Missouri was a major part of the tobacco industry until my mom told me of all the fields that used to be where she lived as a child. We never hung it- no place to do so, and we don't smoke- but my in laws did and would have like to try it.

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  3. A season's work under wraps; wonderful for you.

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  4. I've never seen a bale like that. It looks amazing. So...do you harbest it when it is dry? Thank heavens for a safe and good harvest!

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  5. Great job on getting the tobacco done! It's a lot of hard work! I know becasue we used to raise it!

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