Monthly Archives: June 2013

Surprise

Saturday, June 29, 2013 Yesterday afternoon, we went to the wheat field to check on the condition of the wheat and the wetness  of the soil.  Surprise!  We found the wheat relatively dry, and the soil firm enough to support … Continue reading

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Those old sayings

Friday, June 28, 2013 If you have been a faithful reader of this website, you may remember the post on January 12th about “January Thunder”.  That told the story of an old family expression that said, “Thunder in January– flood … Continue reading

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Ouch

Thursday, June 27, 2013 2.24 inches (60mm) of rain overnight came in a very strong storm.  We hesitate to go out today to view the fields.  It is likely there is some more damage to the corn and soybeans from … Continue reading

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Sunny morning

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Sun is out this morning.  I bet we will try a return to the wheat field… but will the soil be too soft?  Maybe.  But we are feeling urgency to get the wheat in the bin.  … Continue reading

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Rain? Again?

Monday, June 24, 2013 Scattered showers this morning have stopped wheat harvesting.  Just when you think it’s over, it cuts loose again.  Hear that thunder!  But the delay allows the JL Equipment technician to repair the A/C in Ross’ combine.  … Continue reading

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Rainy evenings

Sunday, June 23, 2013 It’s Sunday morning, and we are preparing to go to church.  It’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) week at Wheatland Christian Church (WCC), and Pat is heading up the work in the kitchen.  I opted out of … Continue reading

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Good news and bad news

Friday, June 21, 2013 Yes, there’s good news and bad news today about the wheat crop.  We started our harvesting this afternoon. First, the good news.  The quality (test weight) of the wheat is good.  Also, the yield is better … Continue reading

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Paint crew

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Today, we are getting one of our grain bins painted.  The crew comes from Memphis, Tennessee.  This painting business by Johnny Carroll comes every summer for the past many years.  The business was started by Johnny’s … Continue reading

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Harvest Prep

Monday, June 17, 2013 Work began this morning in preparing the trucks and combines for harvest.  John and Brandon and our guest Yvertin are working on the trucks… lubricating, greasing, checking oil levels, and correcting tire pressures to prepare them … Continue reading

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Good news for Saturday

Saturday, June 15, 2013 Some famous guy said “There is nothing so rare as a day in June.”  This has been true for 3 days now, with beautiful skies, and warm temperatures.  You just can’t beat 80ºF under blue skies … Continue reading

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