Tuesday, February 25, 2020
It has rained off and on all day. And the temperature is falling. Snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow. We will see what happens.
John and I had a meeting with some folks from John Deere today. One was a customer service specialist at the dealer, but the other guy was a marketing researcher with JD in Olathe, KS. His interest was to ask questions about our experience with our JD and CIH tractors, and why we gravitate toward 4-wd over fixed-frame machines. We talked about our good experiences and our frustrations, and even got to dream about features that we would like to appear on future tractors. It was very interesting. John was especially helpful with presenting his ideas. Maybe some of our ideas will show up in future models!
The repair job on the DMI toolbar continues. We keep finding things to ‘fix’. The welders from Montgomery were here today to reinforce some spots on the frame. We should be getting close to moving it out of the shop.
Among and around the shop work, Brandon has also been delivering corn to GPC and sweeping a couple bins.
Another indication of just how fast this month has sped by is the fact that tonight is the final home high school boys’ basketball game of the season. Pike Central, a 3A school just across the county line, will be at the South Knox gym this evening to play the Spartans. It is ‘Senior Night’, and because I know several of the boys’ families, I want to be in the crowd to cheer them on.
I visited the doctor (NP, really) yesterday. I languished all weekend with the dreaded man-cold. But a shot of steroids and some decongestant pills and I’m on the mend.
Next week, I plan to get busy writing nitrogen and soybean seeding prescriptions. Those will be composed inside JD operations center, with its embedded Agrian program. It appears that Agrian has a different look this year, and I will need some training to get up-to-speed once again.
Rainy days. Sometimes we like ’em, sometimes we fret. Today, it’s okay.