Monthly Archives: May 2015

Happy weekend

Sunday, May 31, 2015 Today, we’re celebrating a happy event:  an overnight gentle rain.  This morning, it is cool and damp.   The corn and soybeans really needed a drink, and we are grateful they got one! This good rain … Continue reading

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It was predictable…

Thursday, May 28, 2015 It is a hot day, 86F (30C). Yesterday, as John was performing  post-emerge herbicide applications, he discovered areas where there is not a “good stand” of soybeans.  These were areas of the Waldo, Steen Hill, Steimel, … Continue reading

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Back at it

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 We had a nice Memorial Day holiday, with good weather and good family time. John has returned to spraying soybeans today with the first-pass post-emerge treatment.  We will assist him by keeping the water supply truck located nearby … Continue reading

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Memorial Day memories

May 25, 2015 Today it’s cloudy and drizzling rain.  It’s okay with me because late last night, the soybean planting got finished.  We had a small window of opportunity over the weekend, with good weather and good soil conditions.  And with … Continue reading

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Chilly day

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 I read today a special quote.  “Why is 47 degrees colder in May than it is in January?”  Good question!  Yes, that was the temperature when the day started.  Mid-afternoon it’s up to 55F.  Feels pretty … Continue reading

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Beauty of a day

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Wow, what a gorgeous day!  70ºF (21C)  Brilliant sunshine, and a few high, wispy clouds.  A gentle breeze is blowing.  These are helpful conditions when, like today, we need the soil to dry out.  After some … Continue reading

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Rainy Saturday

May 16, 2015 After thinking I might return to planting yesterday afternoon, a 3 pm rain made my decision for me.   And today, it has rained off-and-on (mostly on) all day long. A return to soybean planting is now several days … Continue reading

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