Monthly Archives: September 2014

Company’s comin’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 We are eager for the arrival of special visitors for the weekend.  Pat’s brother Raymond Klein from Los Angeles is coming with his 2 daughters Sofia and Mila for a farm visit.  Unfortunately, Raymond’s wife Sandra … Continue reading

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another foggy morning…

Monday, September 29, 2014 It’s going to delay the start of soybean harvest well into the day again today.  It’s likely we will crank up the combines about noon.  Fog everywhere, and especially in the valleys this morning.  The forecast is … Continue reading

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Not a day of rest today

Sunday, September 28, 2014 We are using this afternoon to harvest corn.  John says this will help him meet the scheduled deliveries of corn to GPC at Washington early in October.  The moisture levels have improved appreciably… now 17-18%.  The … Continue reading

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…beans continued…

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 It’s another dewy morning.  That delays the start of soybean harvest, because it must be ‘dry’ to cut soybeans… or at least to do it well.  But there are other things to do while we wait … Continue reading

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Beans!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Yesterday afternoon, we began with soybean harvest.  We went first to the Evans farm.  It was my first experience with the new 640FD header in soybeans.  It was pretty easy to get started.  But only 30 minutes into … Continue reading

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The brakes are on

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Yesterday afternoon, we had a breakdown in our large unload pit… or more specifically, the drag conveyor that lifts the grain up into the big elevator.  We had to borrow a vacuum machine from a neighbor in … Continue reading

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First day of corn harvest 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014 First day of harvest…. with the usual glitches.  We spent some considerable time doing yield calibrations and getting the threshing settings right.  There were many new things to learn about the S680 that were different from … Continue reading

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Farm Science Review

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Pat and I attended the Ohio Farm Science Review yesterday.  It’s one of the better-run outdoor farm exhibitions.  We departed very early Tuesday morning, and arrived there about 930 am.  The day was overcast, there were … Continue reading

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Cloudy Monday

Monday, September 15, 2014 The clouds just won’t seem to go away today.  The morning began with cool temps, 44ºF (7C).  But the afternoon got up to 70!  It may rain during the night. John is using this day to … Continue reading

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Chilly morning

Saturday, September 13, 2014 It was 48ºF (9C) when we started the day!  Sure feels like summer is history.  It was overcast and gloomy-looking.  But by 10 am, the clouds cleared away and gave us a sunny, clear-blue-sky day.  The … Continue reading

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