Category Archives: Farm Days

Sun is out!

Thursday, September 23, 2021 The sun is out again after a few days of gray and rainy skies.   The day started relatively chilly, 46ºF (8C).  So, it is ‘get on a sweatshirt’ day.  I miss wearing my shorts to work, … Continue reading

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A good first week of #harvest21

Saturday, September 18, 2021 Garrison Keillor used to say on his radio show, “It’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown…”   Well, it has not been a quiet week here.  We started fall #harvest 21 on Monday.  We … Continue reading

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It’s a start

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Yesterday afternoon we inched our way into corn harvest.  We went over to our “Harry” farm location and got several loads.  We caught up to our dryer just before dark, so we stopped for the night.  … Continue reading

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Check that off the pre-harvest list

Thursday, September 9, 2021 Well, the mowing of roadsides went very well.  After 6 solid days of running the John Deere 6130R tractor and R15 rotary cutter, the roadside mowing is ‘caught up’.  After completing that task late this morning, … Continue reading

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Labor Day along US 50

Monday, September 6, 2021 Making US 50 look a little better today. I’m working closer to home today.  Tomorrow, I’ll work at locations more distant.   This will be a busy week with the rotary cutter. Ross thinks we can start … Continue reading

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It’s going again

Friday, September 3, 2021 The John Deere 6130R returned home yesterday.  I had engine cooling system trouble with it a few weeks ago, and it had to go back to the dealer for repair.  They had some difficulty securing the … Continue reading

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Another week closer…

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 We got a rain on Saturday evening, then another yesterday evening… it amounted to over an inch!  Late-August rain is a boost for the double-crop soybeans (DCB).  I don’t think it will affect the corn yields … Continue reading

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Concrete projects moving along

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 The crew of Hendrixson Concrete is making progress toward some new concrete surfaces for the farm.  There are four parts to this month’s work.  We are replacing the homemade concrete apron from 1973 at the unload … Continue reading

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Rainy week

Friday, August 13, 2021 Friday the 13th?  Nothing scary here. Yesterday evening, just before dark, we got a significant rainfall.   A little over an inch came down in about 30 minutes.  It was raining so hard that the satellite TV … Continue reading

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Getting ready for fall

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 August already?  Another calendar page has flipped! We continue our march to prepare for fall harvest.  Bin work continues, with the guys from Montgomery Welding working to wrap up the new unloader and drying floor/aeration in … Continue reading

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