Category Archives: Harvest

Nice day

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Brandon and Bill are delivering wheat to ADM in Evansville.  It’s such a pretty July day, about 83ºF (28C).  There are just a few puffy clouds in the brilliant blue sky.  The wheat looks great as … 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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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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Good start

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Well, we did get wheat harvest started yesterday, and it went pretty well…mostly.  There were a couple surprises:  The grain was drier than we expected which allows us to place it directly into storage or deliver … Continue reading

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Start on Monday

Saturday, June 18, 2022 With no rain in the forecast, we are now thinking that we will begin wheat harvest on Monday.  The combines are ready.  Bill and Larry are making arrangements to be here to assist with the work.  … 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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…again tomorrow

Friday, June 3, 2022 I’m getting ready to return to #plant22 tomorrow.  I will be heading out early to the Freddie farm to plant around the water holes, and get done what I can do there.  Of the 310 acres, … Continue reading

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Fieldwork soon?

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Brandon is planning to start applying the first field of anhydrous ammonia (NH3) tomorrow.  NH3 is our source of nitrogen for our corn crop.  We have a meeting with a specialty crop consultant scheduled for the … Continue reading

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Water trailer almost done…

Friday, March 4, 2022 It was a pretty nice day today, 59ºF (15C), hazy and overcast.  John worked again on the Demco trailer project, to get it ready to support the sprayer.   All the hoses are connected in the proper … Continue reading

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Another January Monday

January 24, 2022 The day started out cloudy and chilly.  Even though it is now above freezing at 37ºF (3C), the wind just makes the cold air cut right through.  So, it’s a good day to work in the shop … Continue reading

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