Monthly Archives: September 2015

Damien Arrives

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Damien Vaucelle from La Chapelle-pres-Sees, France (in Normandy, just north of Alençon) arrived here late Sunday night.   His first trip to our farm was as a student in the year 2000.  He returned for some harvest … Continue reading

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Work at Burke

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Here are some pictures of the beautiful soybean harvest day we had yesterday at the Burke farm.  John took these with the Phantom 2 drone and attached GoPro Hero3+ We also have some video taken yesterday, … Continue reading

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More soybeans

Monday, September 21, 2015 This morning we’re preparing the grain cart, combines, headers, and trucks to go to the soybean field.  While it’s damp from dew, we’re fueling up the machines, and cleaning air filters.   We are also doing the 50-hour lubrication … Continue reading

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Pause

Saturday, September 19, 2015 A little drizzly rain this morning will stop the harvesting for today.  We will bring the machines home from where they were parked in the field overnight.  We had a very good first day of soybean harvest … Continue reading

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Corn, continued.

Friday, September 18, 2015 We did stay with corn harvest on Thursday.  It was an eventful day, working on the Two Hills and the Cox farm.  All these fields are along US 50.  The Two Hills are the steepest fields we … Continue reading

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Corn harvest begins

Thursday, September 17, 2015 The harvest days this week have been spectacularly beautiful.  We started harvesting corn on Monday.  We picked our mailbox field at home, then moved to near Wheatland.  We worked there Tuesday and Wednesday, harvesting the corn … Continue reading

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Final prep, #Harvest15

Friday, September 11, 2015 Final steps for preparing for harvest are happening today.  Namely, the grain cart is being hooked up to the JD 9360R tractor.  It is stored in a back corner of the main storage shed, so many … Continue reading

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