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 the 20s!  It’s okay… it’s October.  The late soybeans will be okay from this frost, and it will speed their ripening process.

We began the clean-up process this week, working on the little conservation drill, the grain cart, the MX290, and the JD corn head.  The little JD 1560 NT drill and 290 were washed, along with the grain cart.  The corn head was cleaned with compressed air, then the gathering chains were oiled.  Those items are ready for winter.

The little drill and the MX290 receive a wash job

The little drill and the MX290 receive a wash job

The grain cart got washed. It was easier this year, because there was never a time it had to run in the mud.  Notice the back wheel of the 9360R?  No mud, just dust...

The grain cart got washed. It was easier this year, because there was never a time when it had to run in the mud. Notice the back wheel of the 9360R? No mud, just dust…

The cleaned-up grain cart is maneuvered toward its storage spot by John on the forklift.

The cleaned-up grain cart is maneuvered toward its storage spot by John on the forklift.

In other good news, the rye and radishes cover crop at the Lett and Watjen appears to be growing and healthy.

This cover crop mixture was planted about 10 days ahead of the soybean harvest.  It seems to be getting a good start!

This cover crop mixture was planted by airplane about 10 days ahead of the soybean harvest. It seems to be getting a good start!

October is a beautiful time in southwest Indiana.  Even though harvest is complete, the trees have not yet reached their peak of color, but that will come in a few days.  The skies have been brilliant blue and cloudless for many days.

A sunrise this week...

A sunrise this week…

...which led to this beautiful blue-October-sky day

.. led to this beautiful blue-October-sky day

Bill and Brandon were quite busy with the trucks, delivering corn to GPC at Washington, and soybeans to ADM on the Ohio River at Newburgh, Indiana.

Off goes Bill in the Vision with another load of soybeans bound for Newburgh

Off goes Bill in the Vision with another load of soybeans bound for Newburgh

John even took the time to install a new flag on top of one of the elevators.  It’s lighted at night, and looks great.  The previous one was getting a little tattered… it takes a battering up there in the winds!

Old Glory flies proudly above Carnahan & Sons

Old Glory flies proudly above Carnahan & Sons

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone…

 

 

 

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