Our final installment of corn watching this year includes this exciting progression of drying leading to a successful harvest. Farmer Wagenbach waited longer to harvest this year than I expected, but reported the corn measured 16% moisture content coming out of the field, so I think his timing was spot on.
The following close up photos of the ears shows significant drying in the last four weeks, along with some leaf bending, but no apparent ear dropping in these photos.
Harvest was completed in a few hours on October 21, and by the following Sunday our view out the back was changed to what you see below.
Finally, here's a short video of Farmer Wagenbach making a turn behind our house with a full hopper of corn in the combine that eventually starts being transferred to the wagon beside him toward the end of the video. This harvest was the best he's achieved in this field, and despite the dry weather in the middle of the summer, God blessed him with 230 bushels per acre! We'll see you again next spring!