Clean-up continues

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Brandon continues to make progress on the post-harvest clean-up of the trucks and equipment.  On the “done” list:  the headers, one combine, the grain cart, and one truck/trailer.  On the ‘to do’ list:  one combine, two tractors, and three trucks.  The warm days seem to now be behind us, and it’ll take extra effort to wash the remaining machines.  For the past 10 days or so, we’ve had unusually warm days for November.  Today it’s 45ºF (7ºC).  That makes outdoor washing a bit more uncomfortable.  The trucks will have to be washed on the outdoor wash pad, but the remaining combine and tractors can come inside the shop.

The Peterbilt is shiny again.

Brandon scrubs the Mack Vision this afternoon.

The CIH 8250 gleams in the storage shed. Its neighbor, the JD S780 waits for its wash-up.

The project to upgrade our ThunderCreek fuel trailer is underway.  The new sprayer has arrived at the dealer and is being prepared for delivery here.  John has found a new pickup to his liking, and we got that trade made last week.   These changes are welcome.

The fuel trailer gets an added “utility box” on the back, and in it will go the air compressor and tools.

John is happy with the new F-350 Platinum!

Next year’s fertilizers continue to be spread by the folks at Nutrien, and those operations are nearing completion.  Soon, we’ll be able to check that off the ‘to do’ list.   Seeds have been selected and ordered for 2021 corn and soybeans (and DCB).  The wheat is making improvements in its appearance.  We are also pleased that the grain market is going up.  That will improve our average price per-bushel sold.  It’s a positive time here are Carnahan & Sons!

After we finally got some rain, the wheat crop is looking healthier!

Even though it is cooler than recent days, the clear blue skies make for a pleasant day.

Have a great week.

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