Tag Archives: JD S680 combine

#harvest18 complete

Monday, November 12, 2018 Today, after checking the weather forecast, we decided to go for it.  We took the S680 combine and header to the Commer and Freddie farms and harvested the remaining soybeans.  Those were planted in mid-July, and … Continue reading

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The waiting game

Thursday, November 8, 2018 We are still waiting for the soil to firm up, and the soybeans to dry down in order to finish #harvest18.   We need about 2 or 3 hours of work to go back to the Commer … Continue reading

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#harvest18 ends… well, almost.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 It’s kind of a gray day today, after a rainy Friday.  The forecast is for several days of light rain over the next week.  Maybe the gray days of November have arrived early. Wednesday afternoon, we … Continue reading

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Fall arrives, with rain.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 Well, as autumn arrived in SWIN today, it came with a light rain.  And as the day wears on, the light rain gets heavier and heavier.   This will cause us to hit the ‘pause button’ today.  … Continue reading

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A good first day of #harvest18

Thursday, September 13, 2018 We got started on corn harvest yesterday.  We worked at the home farm, and got out a couple fields.  The soil was a little softer than we would have preferred, but it was to be expected … Continue reading

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“Feels like fall”

Friday, August 24, 2018 “Feels like fall”.  That’s the typical comment you hear this morning.  It is a refreshing 63F (17C) this morning, and it really does feel like an autumn morning.  It is a welcome change from the near-90 … Continue reading

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Wheat 18

Thursday, June 21, 2018 Wheat harvest wrapped up Monday evening.  It was perhaps a bit disappointing as we were harvesting.  We had not produced wheat since 2014, and we had been hearing neighbors speak about their 100-bushel wheat in the … Continue reading

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Almost here…

Friday, June 8, 2018 #wheatharvest18 John has the soybean herbicide (first post) application complete.   The corn is ‘laid by.’  Therefore, today we turn our attention more fully to prepping for wheat harvest.  Ross has gone to sample some heads of … Continue reading

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Diverse tasks

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 John is out in the JD 4730 sprayer, hunting and pecking on places to apply post herbicide to soybeans.  He is working diligently to apply a blend of herbicides that includes Roundup Weathermax, Warrant, and Extendimax … Continue reading

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Cold and wet continues

Saturday, April 7, 2018 The calendar says “run the planter”, but the fields say “wait”.  The chilly, often frosty (and even with a little snow) April days and nights have us wondering when spring will finally arrive.  We are fully … Continue reading

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