Saturday, August 11, 2018
If you were a fan of Garrison Keillor’s radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, you undoubtedly know the phrase, “It’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown.” That could be said to be true of the week at Carnahan & Sons. We did a little mowing, a little bush-hogging, and Brandon ran the sweep auger in a bin of wheat. John and Brandon had a day with our Pioneer seed dealer to check out their products and programs at a special field day in central Indiana.
Next week, the pace may pick up a little, as the temperatures are supposed to moderate a bit, down into the mid-80s, which will allow us to begin to give the combines another once-over in preparation for fall harvest. That sort of preventive maintenance seems to be effective in helping prevent some breakdown delays during the rush of harvest. So, a little time invested up front pays big dividends.
We have a couple fields to scout next week using our Phantom 4 UAV. We want to photograph from above them to check for some disease pressure and to discover any other problem that we cannot see in a drive-by view from the road.
Have a pleasant weekend, everyone!