Saturday, October 24, 2009

Peanut Harvest in Georgia

It is October in Georgia, and time to bring out all the specialized equipment to harvest the peanut fields.

Amazing to watch the green field turn to brown rows as the peanut plants are uprooted and turned over by a tiller with 2 foot long prongs that lift the plants neatly and plop them over into neat cornrows to dry in the hot Georgia sun.

The next tractor accessory is a sifter/lifter/baler that sorts the peanuts from the branches and leaves, shoots the peanuts into a huge bin, and turns the leaves and stems into big bales of peanut hay.