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Corn again

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Now that the first-crop soybeans are all harvested, yesterday we returned to the corn fields.  We were hoping that the grain would be dry enough so that we could place it directly into storage, but it … Continue reading

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Good week

Saturday, September 26, 2020 This has been a good week for cutting soybeans.  We began harvesting soybeans last Wednesday, and we used every day since then to harvest them.  Now, this morning, it feels like we are having an ‘Oregon’ … Continue reading

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Return to corn

Tuesday morning, October 16, 2018 Gonna go back to the corn field today.  It’s not gonna be ideal; the field will be soft, and we will have to park the trucks on a road.  Wow.  We are in the last … Continue reading

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Wrapping up one task

Monday, October 2, 2017 Larry is back today, and he should finish the planting of the 2018-crop wheat.  He has been working very diligently since September 25.  We discussed this morning his experience with wheat planting.  According to his ‘red book’ … Continue reading

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Another meeting

Tuesday, July 28, 2017 We met this morning with Greg Anthis of CPS Wheatland to discuss our plan to  plant wheat this coming fall.  We discussed all facets of the plan… seed, starter fertilizer, planting method, topdress nitrogen, and yield … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions…

Saturday, August 16, 2014 We met Thursday morning with our Pioneer seed salesman David Flint, and the Pioneer agronomist, Tony Halter.  We reviewed many things, but mostly our plan for wheat for 2015.  We have decided that any wheat we … Continue reading

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Small milestone

Wednesday evening, October 2, 2013 Today we completed the task of ‘uncovering’ the remaining fields that will be planted in wheat for 2014.  This foggy gray day did not give way to a short window of sunshine until about 4pm.  … Continue reading

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Wheat time

Thursday, September 26, 2013 Larry began to plant the wheat yesterday.  Only the ‘2 Hills’ got planted, about 40 acres, but that’s a start.  We prefer to begin planting wheat on September 25 (weather permitting), and this year we were … Continue reading

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Check another one off the list

Friday, October 12, 2012 Last night we finished the harvest of the early-planted soybeans.  All that remains to harvest are the double-crop beans (DCB).  We worked the Freddie farm yesterday, and the results there were especially disappointing.  In a small … Continue reading

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A French Connection, and other stuff…

Friday the 13th I’ve been watching off-an-on the Tour de France.  Well, the winner of Stage 8 on Sunday was Thibault Pinot.  His distant relative, potato farmer Jean-Baptiste Pinot, was here at the farm visiting back on 31 January!  Being acquainted with … Continue reading

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