Monthly Archives: December 2012

More snow

Saturday, December 29, 2012 During the night, we received another 6″ (15cm) of snow.  It was not a windy night, so the big flakes just floated down.  Pat sat in a lawn chair in the garage for many minutes, simply … Continue reading

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A blizzard…and not the Dairy Queen kind….

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 We have a snowy and very windy day today.  We are predicted to receive 9″ (23 cm) of snow by nightfall.  And the wind is gusting to 35 mph (56 kph).  Not the classic definition of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2012 Pleasant but chilly today.  Ross and Rhoda are departing for Winter Haven, Florida today.  I just gave them their ‘goodbye hug’.   Philip is coming home from Portland, Oregon.  So, we are asking for travel safety for them all. I … Continue reading

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Welcome, winter

December 21, 2012 The gale-force winds of yesterday have come down a little bit, from 55+ to the mid 20s.  There is a dusting of snow on the ground this morning, and the temperature is 25F.  Yes, it feels like … Continue reading

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Closing day!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 This afternoon we will be closing on the Burke farm.  It will officially be ours to use as of today.  There is a flurry of activity today to prepare, with signatures needed at Old National Bank … Continue reading

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To market…

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Corn is going to market today.  Brandon is driving the truck called ‘Vanna’, and delivering corn to Robinson elevator, just across US 50 from the farm.  5000+ bushels will go out today. This sale will allow … Continue reading

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Miles of Tile

Friday, December 14, 2012 After receiving and paying the bill to Shepard Construction for the tile project at the Waldo farm, I have calculated that they installed a little over 5 miles of 5- and 8-inch plastic drainage tile.  It … Continue reading

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Back at it

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Shepards are back in the field at the Waldo farm, installing the shorter runs of drainage tile.  They will probably get finished today.  You can see the outlet from Robinson Road, and it is pouring out … Continue reading

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Yuck

Monday, December 10, 2012 Pit-cleaning today.  And it’s cold and windy.   I can think of a dozen other things I’d rather be doing (even like getting a root canal), but John says it needs to be done.  Russell Lashley the electrician is … Continue reading

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Installing drainage tile

Thursday, December 6, 2012 Sam Shepard and his crew are installing drainage tile for us on the Waldo farm.  We have been concerned about the soil’s wetness for several years, but could not figure out how to get it drained.  … Continue reading

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