Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This morning, Montgomery Welding’s Jake Gingerich with his helpers Ben and Brad have arrived and are hanging the downspouts to the new fill conveyor on bins 10 and 10A. They brought in with them a crane from DC Metal, Cannelburg, Indiana and its operator. This work is one of the finishing touches on the fill conveyor project. Sure, there are tiny tasks remaining, such as painting some of the bare metal parts that support the skyway. But, once these two pipes are installed –connecting each elevator to the new conveyor– the system will be fully functional.
This is just in time for harvest… and I mean just in time. It’s a good thing we started this project last fall, and encouraged the contractors to get going on it.
We are considering going to the corn field tomorrow; we have a corn hybrid that the reps tell us is more prone to lodging ( falling down ) if battered by wind. Hurricane Isaac’s remnants are predicted to be passing through this area on the weekend, and it may bring 2-6 inches of rain and higher winds. Philip remarked this morning how ironic this situation may be: to have essentially no rain all summer, and now that it’s time to bring in the dimished harvest, we may be working in the mud! It may be muddy next week, but not today.
Another ‘finishing touch’ for Carnahan & Sons is to keep the grassy waterways and roadsides neatly mowed. A few days ago, Philip did some mowing with the bush-hog. The main waterway on the home farm was groomed to look and function better.