Tag Archives: WASCoB

It rained again

Friday, March 26, 2021 Last night, it rained again.  That makes for a bit of a soggy week, and will put off the next field operation again for a few days.  It wasn’t a gully-washer, but enough to keep the … Continue reading

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#harvest2020 is done… yes, it really is this time!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 It’s a beautiful day outside.  Clear blue skies.  And the temperature hit 72ºF (22C) this afternoon. It was equally beautiful yesterday as we finished off the harvest of double-crop soybeans to complete our fall harvest.  Over … Continue reading

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Wet means wait

Friday, March 20, 2020 Another big rain yesterday, 1.2″ (31mm) means that field work remains delayed.  Well, technically, it’s not delayed, but it’s beginning to feel like it.  Now that the end of March is approaching, we are getting eager … Continue reading

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Some improvements

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 After the crush of busyness of #harvest19, the pace has eased a bit.  We have turned our attention to making some conservation improvements that we identified during they year.  We have engaged our contractor, Olan Worland, … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on a rainy day.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Yes, it is another rainy April day in SWIN.  This keeps pushing back progress towards #plant19.  I guess it now feels like we are past any opportunity to plant ‘early’, but it does not feel ‘late’ yet.  So, we patiently … Continue reading

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Maybe today?

Friday, April 13, 2018 Yesterday’s 75ºF (24C) temperature coupled with the stiff winds, made a lot of progress to dry the fields.  Ross pulled  home a couple ammonia tanks, just in case he finds a field dry enough to apply … Continue reading

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Conservation work

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 We are building a new WASCoB terrace at our Steen farm, on the south side of Wheatland.  This addition should improve the performance of the erosion-reduction efforts at that location.  This new terrace will be over … Continue reading

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Two surprises.

Tuesday evening, March 21, 2017 This morning, we were out with Mr. Olan Worland to survey and discuss and plan and prioritize the spring conservation repairs that he will be doing soon.   We discovered an unanticipated problem.  A rather large culvert … Continue reading

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A repair

Friday, March 17, 2017 Yesterday afternoon, John made a repair of a tile hole here near the farm office.   A tile hole occurs when an unwanted opening occurs in underground drainage tile.  The hole can be made by a failure of … Continue reading

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That was a close one…

3 pm, Wednesday, December 23, 2015 We just went through a short tornado warning for Knox County.  The worst seems to have passed us by this time.  When the radio folks announce a tornado warning, I don’t want to disregard it…  we … Continue reading

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