Monthly Archives: May 2012

May 31, 2012

Wheat harvest in May?  Yes!  The combines and grain cart were stored in the very back of the big storage barn, but it did not take very long to pull them out and get ready to go to the field.   … Continue reading

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May 30, 2012

Today is the traditional day for Memorial Day, or “Decoration Day” as my mom used to call it.  I plan to visit the cemetery in Wheatland, Indiana, today to visit the graves of my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.  I recall the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rain! It’s only .12 inches ( 3mm ), but it is a welcome sight this morning.  A few puddles on the pavement, and I’m sure the corn and soybeans are sighing, “Ahhhhh….” Preparations begin today for wheat harvest, the elevators … Continue reading

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Friday, the 25th of May, 2012

John is spraying some of the replanted soybeans today.  He took Ben along to give him some training on sprayer operation. The sprayer is an amazingly accurate machine.  Using the advances in technology, it guarantees that the herbicide is precisely … Continue reading

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Thursday May 24, 2012

Here’s Ben on the “suntan machine”. It’s a windy day in southern Indiana today.

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May 23, 2012

Wednesday afternoon. Ben is out on the suntan machine, helping keep the ditches clear of brush and unneeded woody vegetation.  He has been at this task for several days, and it is showing good results.  As I was evaluating soybean fields … Continue reading

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May 18, 2012

It’s Friday morning, and the sun is brightly shining again.  The temperature is expected to get to near 90. We could use a good rain. The planters are quiet today.  No further replanting is needed, unless another unexpected event occurs: … Continue reading

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