Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gold Key Trip

On Tuesday, Philip, John, and I traveled to Des Moines, Iowa.   We took a bit more scenic route, going through SE Illinois on two-lane roads to Arcola, before joining the interstate system from there to Galesburg.  From there, we drove … Continue reading

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Monday the 24th

Here at the end of the day, we can say that the replanted soybeans are now cut, and only the DC soybeans remain to harvest.  They are not quite ripe or dry enough yet, and my estimate is one week … Continue reading

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Friday, October 21

We finished the corn harvest this afternoon.  We went back to the Huey farm after lunch today and were able to complete the harvesting our our last field of corn.  The field was a little soft and the road by … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 19

It’s raining off and on again today.  This morning, John and Philip are unloading the 4 trucks from Monday night.  The wet storage was full on Monday night, and yesterday’s rain prevented unloading them.  So, in between showers, the truck … Continue reading

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Rainy Day

After a good Monday in the corn field, the last corn field, it’s raining again today.  I’m glad I brought my combine back home last night.  It’s in the shed, out of the rain.  So far, we’ve received about an inch … Continue reading

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Getting closer

It’s Saturday night, the 15th, and we are down to one field of corn left.  It’s a bigger one, the Huey Flat Left field, 215 acres.  We are waiting a bit to go get it, because we know it will … Continue reading

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Soil Judging Contest

Today, on this very rainy day, more than 100 high school FFA students are gathering here for a soil judging contest.  There are many teams from all over SW Indiana competing today.  There have been 4 sites  prepared with the backhoe; … Continue reading

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Back to corn

On Monday, we began to harvest corn again.  It has been going very well, and the quality is very good.  The test weight, or density, of the grain has been wonderful… 58+ pounds.  The moisture, for the most part, has … Continue reading

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Another Saturday night

Well, it’s late Saturday night, October 8th, and we finished with the soybean harvest… sort of.  Left uncut are some acres that were re-planted after some flooding on the Cox and Pond farms, as well as Commer and Huey.  We … Continue reading

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October 7

It’s Friday, and the good weather continues.  It is so favorable, we want to keep going on the soybeans, it’s perfect weather for that.  We will go look at the Freddie farm, our most distant location, this morning.  When Ross … Continue reading

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