Category Archives: News

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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Rain again.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 It’s raining here in SWIN again this morning.  Just a light rain so far, but storms are possible.  We are praying for no severe hail or wind storms… that would be bad for all our crops, … 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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One more…

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 I got to finish off the Nellie farm yesterday.  That was the place where I was run out by the rain on May 14th.   Well, I got to go back yesterday afternoon and plant the remaining … 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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rain

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Again. Rain. Another half-inch (13mm) so far. More predicted for this evening, tomorrow and Friday.  I guess we will celebrate the work that we have accomplished on #plant22.   All the planted acres have emerged from the … Continue reading

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Beautiful day

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 What a nice afternoon we are having.  It was a bit cool this morning, about 55ºF (13C). The urgent-feeling task is to finish planting soybeans.  There is also now some replanting that needs to be done.  … Continue reading

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