Category Archives: Farm Days

Routine August tasks

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 The rainy period continues here in Knox County, Indiana.  I need to mow the yard again today.  Normally, during August the grass is dry and crunchy, but this year it’s lush and green… needs mowed 2x/week! … Continue reading

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More progress

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 It’s a hot afternoon out there.  But even in this heat, the guys from Kiesel Enterprises are here installing some more components to the new grain bin.  They have pretty much installed the conveyor on the … Continue reading

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Pictures from this week

Friday, July 15, 2022 I’ll be out soon with the sprayer this morning, applying some fungicide and insecticide to the soybeans at the Holscher farm.  Greg from Nutrien, our crop consultant, tells us that there will not be any other … Continue reading

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So grateful

Friday, July 8, 2022 Yesterday afternoon, the clouds rolled in with a nice rain across SWIN.  Here, we received 1.2″ (31mm) of much-needed rain.  It’s the topic of conversation everywhere you go, and everyone is smiling about it.  I am … Continue reading

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A beautiful rain

Saturday, July 2, 2022 I awoke this morning to a wonderful sound–  rain gently falling.  It has been very dry here for a few weeks, and we have been praying for rain.  The double-crop soybeans (DCB) really needed some moisture.  … Continue reading

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Busy week of varied activities

Thursday, June 30, 2022 Well, it’s the last day of June…man, that got here quick. This week has had many different activities.  1.  Hauling wheat to market down at the Ohio River  2.  Using the bush-hog for roadside mowing  3.  … Continue reading

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Done.

Saturday, June 25, 2022 The wheat is harvested and the double-crop soybeans (DCB) are planted.  Both tasks went well, and it took some effort.  “Wheat Week” is always a very busy one.   We did have some trouble with one of … Continue reading

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Not yet…

Thursday, June 1 6, 2022 Well, we tried… the guys got the last parts of the grain system ready today, finally spraying an insecticide in the storage bins, scraping clean the load-out hopper bins, and cleaning the big unload pit.  … Continue reading

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#plant22 done!

Monday, June 6, 2022 We worked yesterday to plant and replant.  Yes, it was a Sunday, and we’d prefer not to be in the fields.  But rain was predicted for Monday, and it is June already.  So, it felt urgent … Continue reading

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Better forecast

Saturday, May 28,2022 The weather forecast is improving.  After a rainy Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday– and over 3 inches of rain — we are being told to look forward to several warmer and drier days! We have been stopped from … Continue reading

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