Monthly Archives: January 2014

Farewell, old friend

Friday, January 31, 2014 We learned on Wednesday of the passing of an old family friend, Mr. Howard Devine.  Howard was a very pleasant and cheerful man.  He spent many years as the John Deere dealer in Washington, Indiana.  Our … Continue reading

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Electric repairs

Thursday, January 30, 2014 Russell Lashley of R&S Electric is here today to repair a light in the shop, and to plan for some small upgrades to the lighting at the elevator.  There is also a repair needed to the lights … Continue reading

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No corn to market today…

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 …but today there is plenty of office work.  I am editing the reports for corn yields.  Now that we are almost empty, I can nail down the yields much more precisely. So, I am editing the … Continue reading

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Another cold snap

Monday, January 27, 2014 It’s sunny this morning, but the wind is strong, and the temperature is falling.  Right now, it’s 12ºF out there, and going down.  They tell us that tonight the temperature will fall below zero!  Add in … Continue reading

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Corn to market

Friday, January 24, 2014 We are delivering corn to GPC again today.  We are being very deliberate in getting the corn out of our storage and sent to market.  The January pace of deliveries is not as packed as it was … Continue reading

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New wheels

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Ross swapped his F-150 for an F-350 this week.  He needed a little heavier-duty rig to handle the horse trailers.  And, it’ll take the fuel wagon to the field with a little more ease. Now, I’m … Continue reading

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Another restoration

Monday, January 20, 2014 Brandon finished the bobcat restoration.  It recently had a new engine installed, and now it has a fresh paint-and-decal job! We don’t even know how old this thing is, but it looks pretty good today! One … Continue reading

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Top dress

Friday, January 17, 2014 At 17ºF, it really is cold enough today.  CPS guys are applying the nitrogen top-dress to the wheat today.  With two air-flow rigs going, they think they will get our wheat all done today.  The nitrogen … Continue reading

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Yeah, it was cold enough… sort of

Thursday, January 16, 2014 I got a call from our CPS (Crop Production Services) consultant Greg Anthis this morning, and he reported that they were able to apply the nitrogen top-dress to the wheat fields at our Harry farm.  Because … Continue reading

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It’s cold, but is it cold enough?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Yeah, it’s cold out there… but not enough to stop the guys from sweeping out another bin of corn.  Our #4 is now MT.  The trucks will begin deliveries again in the morning.  We even had … Continue reading

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