December day

Monday, December 17, 2018

It’s a little bit of a slow day at Carnahan & Sons today.  Brandon is off to the doctor to get some attention to a finger  that got slammed in a door on Saturday.   Ouch!  The deliveries of grain are ‘caught up’ until the 28th.   The Pete and its trailer are in the shop today, for a wash job.  Tomorrow, Brandon will go to Frankfort, Indiana to pick up a new Wilson Commander semi trailer.  We upgraded a trailer, from the old ’96 model to a new ’19.  He’s eager to get that one home and start using it.

The Pete and its trailer are in the shop for a clean-up.

The new combines have arrived at the dealers… the CIH 8250 at JL Farm Equipment in Poseyville, IN and the JD S780 at Hutson’s in Jasper, IN.   It is an exciting thing to anticipate new machines arriving, probably before Christmas.  Each dealer has some considerable set-up and prep to do to be ready to deliver them here.   We are really hoping that the weather is nice on the delivery day.  It’s good to have a new machine arrive clean.

John speaks with Austin, who is the lead mechanic on the set-up of the S780.

The new 8250 combine has arrived at JL Poseyville, and will be delivered to the farm soon.

Some may wonder why we run 2 different colors of combines…. well, Ross prefers red, while I prefer green.  It’s nice that we can operate the machine of our choice.   We make it work… and with the adoption of Climate Corp’s, FieldView software system, we can seamlessly blend together the information gathered by each color combine into a single (and very useful) platform.

Pat and I just returned from a few fun days at Disney World.  We went down there to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  It was really a wonderful time.

It was only 40 degrees on the night of the Christmas Party, but we bundled up and enjoyed it all. It felt as if the ‘snow’ on Main Street’ could be real snow!

It’s a clear and sunny day in SWIN today, 46ºF (8ºC).   The sunshine lifts your spirits, after a gloomy and rainy 3 days last week.  We received over 3 inches of rain, but with the way the terraces and fields look flooded, it seems as if we received more than that.  The flooding will float the crop debris into windrows or piles, that will require a little burning ahead of field operations in the spring.

We hope you’re all ready for the Christmas season, and looking forward to some special family time together.   It’s an old cliche, but remember most of all the ‘reason for the season’.

Have a terrific week.




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