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 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.
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’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.