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Rainy week

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Rainy week.  We received rain Monday, Tuesday, and today.  All in all, about 1.7″ (43mm) has come our way.   It is welcome. Wheat harvest is about two weeks away.  You can really tell it is “turning”, … Continue reading

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Wheat prep

Monday, June 7, 2021 The combine headers came out of storage today to begin preparation for wheat harvest.  The MacDon FD75 header is being checked for soundness of the cutterbar knife, and it will get a lubrication.  Soon, we will … Continue reading

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Damp Monday

Monday, October 12, 2020 With heavy fog in the morning and overcast skies all day, it has not been a good day for soybean harvest.  Instead we turned our attention to grain deliveries.  Sent loads by appointment to nearby GPC … Continue reading

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Clean up has begun

Monday, October 28, 2019 We finished harvest last Thursday evening.  Brandon used all of Friday to take the combines and headers out to the field behind the shop to blow off the trash and loose dirt.  He used a leaf … Continue reading

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Back to corn

Saturday, September 28, 2019 On Thursday evening, we ran out of May-planted soybeans.  The ones planted in early June are just too wet yet for harvest.   Looks like we can return to some next week.  In the meantime, we are … Continue reading

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Good soybean days

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 The weather has been quite favorable this week for the harvesting of soybeans.  Although the morning dew delays the day’s start until almost noon, the work of the day has gone relatively smooth.  You can tell … Continue reading

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It begins…

Saturday, September 21, 2019 #harvest19 has started. We went to the corn field on Thursday.   The corn was wetter than we would like, but we had to bring some in to fill our September sales contracts.  The grain was also quite … Continue reading

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Harvest prep begins

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Beginning on Monday, we started prepping the combines for fall harvest.  We had to remove some parts from the internal workings of the JD S780 combine (concave filler plates and separator grate covers), and switch out … Continue reading

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Wheat in the rear-view mirror

Thursday, June 27, 2019 Late last night, we completed our harvest of our 2019 wheat crop.  As we were working after dark at our Crook farm, you could see flashes of lightning all around.  I wondered if we would get … Continue reading

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Rainy Saturday

June 15, 2019 Yes, we are having a light rain today, and occasionally some thunder.  We had planned to begin wheat harvest today.  We tried it on Wednesday, but the grain was too wet.  Since then, the weather has been … Continue reading

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