Monthly Archives: March 2014

More steps

Monday, March 31, 2014 Yes, March is definitely going out like a lamb.  Near 70F today. It’s a little windy, but that’s okay.   The soils are kind of wet from the recent rains that totaled 1.1 inches (28mm). We got … Continue reading

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Another milestone

Friday, March 28, 2014 Do you hear that hollow sound?  That’s because our grain bins are now empty (MT).  We loaded the Peterbilt yesterday afternoon with the last bit of 2013 corn, and it’s going to market today.  There are … Continue reading

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Winter’s a hangin’ on

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 What a surprise to start the day!  The folks at Weather Channel had removed snow from their local forecast for today.  Surely, it won’t last very long, but this is pretty significant for the morning.  Check … Continue reading

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Smoky neighborhood

Monday evening, March 24, 2014 As the day is winding down, you can see the smoke from many field fires around the neighborhood.  All along the Kessinger Ditch valley, from Palmyra Township, down through Steen and Harrison Townships the crop … Continue reading

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Are we ready?

Monday, March 24, 2014 The sun is shining brightly this morning, but the air is very chilly.  It got down to 25F last night, and it’s still only 28F as we begin the day.   The next few days could be … Continue reading

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Clearing a woods, and other stuff at the Burke farm

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Yesterday, I spent most of the afternoon at the Burke farm.   Shepards were there, working still on the 11.5-acre woods-clearing project.  They were digging big trenches for the burial of the many stumps they have dug out.  Occasionally, I would drive near them … Continue reading

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Little tasks

Saturday, March 15, 2014 Drove down to the Burke farm this morning.  There was no wind, and the temperature was a pleasant 30ºF.   It was a good environment to use the shoulder-held, hand-crank seeder.  I walked on a layer of … Continue reading

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