This successful Saturday was made possible by my Dad and soybeans. I was in North Dakota for a friends wedding, but was able to spend the morning on the farm. This included an early morning tutorial with coffee, sun, and each others company.
As told by Dad:
"A good bean crop is not how tall, you know, but how many pods on the plant."
"A good crop has about 40 pods. On average, there are three soybeans in each pod."
"Soybeans are ready to harvest after the plant has dried. I always hoped for a good freeze then about five days later I would harvest"
'Do you know how to tell when they are ready? [Dad puts soybean in his mouth] You can't dent them with your teeth"