This time of year we are busy doing more than just playing with the pumpkins. It is also harvest time! Right now we are harvesting soybeans. To do this we drive the combine (the big green machine in the picture) through the soybean field. The combine cuts the entire soybean plant, it rips the beans from the stalks, stores the beans in the comine and spits the wasted stalks out the back of the combine – back onto the field. When the combine is full the beans are emptied into the big red truck and hauled to the bin. These soybeans are primarily used as a source of protein in animal feeds.