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The brakes are on

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Yesterday afternoon, we had a breakdown in our large unload pit… or more specifically, the drag conveyor that lifts the grain up into the big elevator.  We had to borrow a vacuum machine from a neighbor in … Continue reading

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A glitch

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 During the night, a chain in the wet-bin conveyor failed.  This prevented wet corn from getting to the dryer, causing it to shut down.  John and Ross are working this morning to repair the chain in that … Continue reading

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To market…

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Corn is going to market today.  Brandon is driving the truck called ‘Vanna’, and delivering corn to Robinson elevator, just across US 50 from the farm.  5000+ bushels will go out today. This sale will allow … Continue reading

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John in the Pete

Monday, December 3, 2012 John is delivering corn to market across US 50 at Robinson Grain Elevator.  He’s driving his favorite, the Peterbilt.  It is a windy and very warm day, 72F. Shepards are beginning work on the installation of … Continue reading

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Is that you, Sandy?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 There is a stiff, chilly wind blowing today, with gusts 40+mph!  I think it may be the outer band effects of Hurricane Sandy.  And it is overcast and cold today.  However, we have no rain or snow, … Continue reading

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Sending beans to market

Monday, October 29, 2012 John is delivering soybeans to Robinson’s and enjoying being at the wheel of the Peterbilt.  It’s a sunny, cool, and windy day in southern Indiana.

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Hot…and smelly…

Friday, June 15, 2012 This afternoon, Ben and Philip are ‘cleaning the pit’.  This is our most ‘glamorous’ job on the farm; one that Mike Rowe would not want to do on “Dirty Jobs”.  It involves climbing down under the … Continue reading

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Monday, March 19

We are sending corn to market today. I want to share a picture with you from last week.  We had one of those mornings when a thin layer of fog gathers in the valleys, and the sight of it was … Continue reading

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December 29, 2011

Even though it’s sunny here, Ross has departed for sunny Florida and on his trip down I-75 has sold some corn to Robinson Grain.  Philip, Ben, and John are occupied today delivering that 15,000 bushels. This afternoon, I received a pleasant email … Continue reading

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Snow!

December 27, 2011 Kind of a surprise after the recent warm spell, but it’s coming down nicely today.   This kind of a day makes Ross yearn for sunny Florida even more.  They are wrapping up their last-minute details today, and … Continue reading

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