Monday, June 17, 2013
Work began this morning in preparing the trucks and combines for harvest. John and Brandon and our guest Yvertin are working on the trucks… lubricating, greasing, checking oil levels, and correcting tire pressures to prepare them for the coming (hopefully soon) wheat harvest. Combines will come out of storage soon– maybe today or tomorrow to make adjustmets, install inserts into the concaves, and grease. Soon, we will be ready to go.
One truck, the Peterbilt, had to go to the shop in Vincennes for work on a clutch on the A/C. With the usual temperatures of wheat harvest, that A/C must be in working condition.
Ben is out on the suntan machine making treatments to ditch banks. The low wind levels of today will be helpful for that task.
I went into the local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office this morning to report the dates and locations to the FSA of the spring-planted (and replanted!) corn and soybeans. This will simplify my final reporting of all planting dates plus locations that is due after the DCB are put in after wheat, and before the FSA and crop insurance deadline of the 15th of July. There were a few glitches in the information today, not about the crop acres, but in the CRP acres. Somehow, their numbers have changed on the FSA maps, and they will do a little investigating on why their numbers are different from what they’ve been for years. Surely we will get that worked out soon.
When that wheat gets ready…. we’ll be ready too!