Monthly Archives: July 2014

Mowing

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 We’re using the bush hog this morning to mow roadsides and riparian strips.  Most of the work this morning has been at Huey and Crook and Steen Hill. Have a good summer day!      

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Inspection

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 John and I traveled to the Roberson, Crook, Huey, and Downen farm locations this morning to determine if another application of Roundup was needed.  He has decided that they are in good condition weed-wise, so an application … Continue reading

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Random acts of farming

Monday, July 28, 2014 Wow!  What a day!  The weather is a beautiful 72ºF (22C), and the sky is bright blue, with puffy clouds.  We say it looks like “Andy’s room in the Toy Story movies”.  It is just so very … Continue reading

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French news

Monday, July 21, 2014 Received some text messages from our 2013 French student,  (our French “son” for the month of June 2013).  He says the hard wheat and barley harvests are not so good for their family.  The yields are down … Continue reading

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Another Friday

July 18, 2014 Roadside mowing is on hold for a few days until we get a part for the bush hog.  We were really rolling along again, and then a special pin in the height control fell out… it’s just … Continue reading

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What a way to start the day/week

Monday, July 14,2014 As we begin the day, we first checked the rain gauge to see what we received in precipitation overnight.  Since midnight, we got 1.57″ (40mm) rain here at the farm.  This is happy news.  The late corn at … Continue reading

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Another Friday

July 11, 2014 Roadside mowing continues, and bin #7 of wheat is ready to be swept out. A rain would be welcome, and there’s a chance of rain on Sunday.  The days seem hot, (it’s 86ºF, perfect for corn and … Continue reading

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Tuesday report

July 8, 2014 The summer daily work continues.  Brandon is delivering 5 truckloads of wheat this week to ADM in Newburgh, Indiana.  John is monitoring the soybeans that remain to be sprayed… and developing a plan to spray an application … Continue reading

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Monday morning

July 7, 2014 Today, we’re putting the finishing touches on the set-up of the new grain cart.  The tracks need adjusted, and it is being fully lubricated.  The rear camera and the wiring harnesses have been installed.  It seems to … Continue reading

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Looking good

Thursday, July 3, 2014 We visited all the DCB (double-crop soybeans) yesterday, and found them to be coming along very nicely.  Seems to be a good ‘stand’ almost everywhere, and they are growing fast. The planted acre reports were made … Continue reading

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