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Painting day

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 The Carroll Painting crew is here today.  The shop and the tractor storage building, plus the LP tank is getting a fresh coat of white. Here’s the first coat…. John is quite busy today with applying … Continue reading

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Flag Day 2021

Old Glory flies at our place every day.   And also, the painting crew from Memphis, Tennessee is here today prepping the surfaces of the shop and another building for a soon-to-be paint job.  Great day for the pressure wash … Continue reading

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Next!

Thursday, June 10, 2021 It is now the turn for the JD combine to come out of storage and be prepared for the upcoming wheat harvest.  The internal work for the JD is a bit more extensive than for CIH.  … Continue reading

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Rainy week

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Rainy week.  We received rain Monday, Tuesday, and today.  All in all, about 1.7″ (43mm) has come our way.   It is welcome. Wheat harvest is about two weeks away.  You can really tell it is “turning”, … Continue reading

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Wheat prep

Monday, June 7, 2021 The combine headers came out of storage today to begin preparation for wheat harvest.  The MacDon FD75 header is being checked for soundness of the cutterbar knife, and it will get a lubrication.  Soon, we will … Continue reading

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Warming up

Friday, June 4, 2021 Warmer days are in the forecast.  Mid 80s are coming, or at least we hope so!  We have not had many days in the 80s.  Instead, we’ve mostly had days in the 60s with nights in … Continue reading

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A good rain, and another repair

Friday, May 28, 2021 Yesterday afternoon and evening, we received a really nice rain.  We got between .7 and 1.0 inch (18 to 25mm), depending on the location.  It was wonderful, just what we’ve needed for the crops, and we’re … Continue reading

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Jobs at the end of May

Thursday, May 27, 2021 John is out with the sprayer, applying a post-emergence herbicide treatment on corn.  I think he is in the last corn field today, down at the Freddie farm.  He is very cautious about spraying if there … Continue reading

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Post spraying

Monday, May 24, 2021 John is out with the sprayer again today, applying a post-emergence herbicide to selected corn fields.  The herbicide mix includes Atrazine 4L, Laudis, and Roundup WeatherMAX.  There is bit of anti-drift agent in the mix, too.  … Continue reading

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Summer (like) work

Saturday, May 22, 2021 Summer is still about 4 weeks away, but some summer jobs are being performed now. John is out putting down a layer of post-emergence herbicide, which includes some Roundup WeatherMAX and Liberty.  For our Asgrow XtendFlex … Continue reading

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