Tag Archives: Gator

The shop is busy.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 The weather outside is pretty nice… 53ºF (12C) … sunny with no wind.  That makes for a beautiful January day in SWIN.  The temperature has been dipping below freezing each night, but the daytime sunshine warms … Continue reading

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Like a beehive today

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 The place is busy today.  Extra busy.  The electrician is here, and John and Brandon are assisting him to pull the wires to the top of the new elevator leg.  It will take two sets of … Continue reading

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Maintenance

Monday, August 8, 2016 There’s always something that needs attention around here.  This morning, Brandon is preparing the ‘suntan machine’ for storage. Its work for the summer is finished, and it’s time to put it away. John is servicing his … Continue reading

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PIP

Thursday, February 25, 2016 Last Monday, Jon from Huston’s came to install a PIP (Product Improvement Program) on our John Deere S680 combine.  John Deere provides these kinds of changes whenever they discover that an improvement will help their warranty … Continue reading

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It was predictable…

Thursday, May 28, 2015 It is a hot day, 86F (30C). Yesterday, as John was performing  post-emerge herbicide applications, he discovered areas where there is not a “good stand” of soybeans.  These were areas of the Waldo, Steen Hill, Steimel, … Continue reading

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What a hot day.

Monday, June 16, 2014 After a cloudy and damp morning, the clouds cleared away today and the temperature went above 90F!  Nicolas and I went out in the Gator in the cool of the morning to spray some ditch banks … Continue reading

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Hopeful

Monday, May 5, 2014 After a beautiful weekend, we are hoping to find a place we can go plant today.  Those cold days last week did not allow much drying of the soils from that big 2.8″ rain a week ago.  … Continue reading

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it just keeps on coming…

Friday, July 26, 2013 Even though field work is at a standstill, with only some spraying to be done next week, the work around the shop and farm lot continues.  Brandon made a list yesterday of the maintenance tasks that … Continue reading

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Green Carpet Event

Yesterday about noon, Ross, John, Philip and I visited the Green Carpet event at Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, Indiana.  It was sponsored by our John Deere dealer, Wright-Stemle, Jasper, Indiana.  Several hundred farmers from the region gathered to view the newest … Continue reading

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