Monthly Archives: July 2017

Turn the page

Monday, July 31, 2017 Another calendar page flips over tomorrow.  The past few days have felt like September, not July.  The weekend provided us with a respite from the heat and humidity.  When temps only reach into the low 80s … Continue reading

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Another nice rain

Monday, July 24, 2017 Yesterday morning, as the alarm went off, you could hear the sound of thunder in the distance.  I walked out to the box for the morning newspaper, and I could see the gray ‘wall of water’ … Continue reading

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Various jobs on a fairly hot week

Friday, July 21, 2017 There has been some variety in our tasks this week.  The temperatures have been running in the 90s, and the heat is a topic of conversation everywhere.  The weather folks tell us it will get back … Continue reading

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Another meeting

Tuesday, July 28, 2017 We met this morning with Greg Anthis of CPS Wheatland to discuss our plan to  plant wheat this coming fall.  We discussed all facets of the plan… seed, starter fertilizer, planting method, topdress nitrogen, and yield … Continue reading

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Nice rain

Friday, July 14, 2017 We received 1.0 to 3.0 inches (25 to 76mm) of rain yesterday.  It came in two hitches, one about 11 am and the other about 8pm.  We were a bit disappointed at noon yesterday, for the … Continue reading

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Hot jobs

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Whew!  Yeah, it’s hot out there!  Well, it’s 92F (33c).  It does “feel”  hot out there, but it also could be much worse.  We haven’t hit 100+ in nearly 3 years.  What kept us busy today … Continue reading

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Old school

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Weed control is becoming more difficult and more expensive in our soybeans.  For many reasons, including weed developing some herbicide resistance, and that no-till systems select for different species of weeds, in the past couple years … Continue reading

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Summer Jobs

Friday, July 7, 2017 Weekly mowing is among the many summer tasks that must take place.  We have about 10 acres of lawn, plus around the barns and bins and other farmstead lots that need weekly attention.  That mowing is one of … Continue reading

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Cross Country

July 4, 2017 For the past few weeks, we’ve been busy helping our son Philip move back home from Portland, Oregon.  There just wasn’t time for posting on this website.  But now, we’re home, and soon we can settle back … Continue reading

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