Monthly Archives: October 2015

Drizzly day

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 It’s a gray day today.  Light rain is falling… it may come a little heavier in the afternoon, but still only about 1/4″  (6 mm) of rain is predicted.  The sun is supposed to return on … Continue reading

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Morning meeting

Monday, October 26, 2015 We met with our Pioneer seed reps today, dealer David Flint and area rep Tony Halter.  We made our agreement to purchase a portion (about 20%) of our 2016 soybean seed needs from Pioneer, variety 35T58.  … Continue reading

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New video, part II

Thursday, October 22, 2015 Another new harvest video is up today on our YouTube site.  This latest one shows some scenes of soybean harvesting.  We took about 25 minutes of footage, and reduced it down to under 4 minutes.  So, … Continue reading

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New video

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 On our YouTube site, you can find a new 4-minute video of an early day of corn harvesting.   Click here to see the new video.  It was captured by John using our Phantom 2 drone and … Continue reading

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Winterizing

Monday, October 19, 2015 John is at work in the shop, cleaning the JD 4730 sprayer and preparing to ‘winterize’ it.  That means that the solution system will be drained as much as possible, and that RV antifreeze will be … Continue reading

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End of the week

Friday, October 16, 2015 It ‘s the end of  another week of beautiful weather, but the nights are getting quite chilly here.  The first frost of the season is predicted tonight, and tomorrow night they say will get down into … Continue reading

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Beauty of a day…

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 On this clear-blue-sky day in SWIN, many post-harvest things are happening.  Ross has sold some of the soybeans in our inventory, and Brandon and Bill are delivering them to ADM in Newburgh, IN.  John is thoroughly … Continue reading

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Harvest 15 wraps up*

Monday, October 12, 2015 The corn is all done and brought in from the fields.  We rolled over the last of the Shake farm in the early afternoon on Saturday.  Thursday night, we cut the final regular soybeans at Nellie.  … Continue reading

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Good bean day

Monday, October 5, 2015 This was a good soybean harvesting day.  We harvested some corn this morning, but shifted back to soybeans today.  We are running short on room in our storage for beans, so we may have to clean … Continue reading

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Drizzly and chilly day

Saturday, October 3, 2015 Rain finally drove us from the soybean field last evening about 7pm.  We removed the headers at the Steimel field, and brought the combines home.  It’s still a bit drizzly this morning, so we are waiting … Continue reading

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