Category Archives: Planting

Last field of #replant21 soybeans

Wrapped up the replant of soybeans on Monday evening.  Yes, that will be all of it…unless and of course we have some yet unforeseen flooding or other event that damages some of our fields.    But, I’ve unhitched the tractor … Continue reading

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Soybean #replant21 is done

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Yesterday evening, I wrapped up the replanting of soybeans.  It was more acres than I originally thought, but the replanted beans went into the soil in very good condition.   We are now receiving a light rain, … Continue reading

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Quick crop check

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 It’s a sunny but cool morning.  We started the day out at 48ºF (9C).  The high today is only supposed to reach 63ºF (17C), which is about 10 degrees below average.  (I hesitate to use the … Continue reading

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Almost done…

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 #plant 21 We are not experiencing a drought in our part of Indiana, but in this region the fields are drier than we would expect for late April.  This has allowed us to move through our … Continue reading

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Warming trend

Friday, April 23, 2021 After the cold nights of Tuesday (with snow!) and Wednesday, the weather is trending warmer.  Highs in the low 80s are predicted early next week.  I guess if you don’t like the weather, just wait a … Continue reading

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Another new experience

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 We have been a bit perplexed about this planting season.  The soil conditions are quite good, but the weather has been  unusually cool.  But we have chosen to forge ahead, placing seed in the ground, in … Continue reading

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Corn #plant21

Thursday, April 15, 2021 Seems rather chilly out there today.  After an overnight temperature of 38ºF (3C), it has climbed up to 62ºF (16C).  The wind is blowing a bit too strong for John to be able to spray.  But … Continue reading

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Delay continues

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 It’s chilly out there this morning.  It’s a gray, overcast kind of day.  When the temperatures only get into the low 60s and the skies are cloudy, the soil surfaces don’t dry out very quickly.  And … Continue reading

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Good week, rainy weekend… #plant21 on pause

Monday morning, April 12, 2021 We had a good, productive week last week with progress made each day.  But Saturday and Sunday brought us some rain and now field work is paused.  Maybe by Wednesday, we can return to field … Continue reading

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COLD!

Thursday, April 1, 2021 When we woke up today, we heard the report of 32ºF (0C).  We were surprised to find no frost on the ground when we went outside.  It seems that the windy conditions overnight kept frost from … Continue reading

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