Monthly Archives: March 2016

Rainy day

Thursday, March 31, 2016 It rained overnight, and it continues off-and-on today.  We received about .6″ (15mm) so far.  This will effectively delay field work into next week.  We were getting quite close to having soil conditions dry enough to … Continue reading

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First spray

Monday, March 28, 2016 We hope you had a beautiful Easter holiday. After testing the JD 4730 sprayer this morning, checking for leaks and that all is working properly, (discovered that the sprayer needed 2 O-rings) John prepared the first … Continue reading

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Chilly Good Friday

March 25, 2016 Yes, it’s Good Friday… a day to ponder some important things that have eternal significance… It’s downright cold out there; we started the day at about 33 degrees, and it only up to 35 here at mid-morning.  … Continue reading

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Thunder

Thursday, March 24, 2016 Yes, we have thunder and rain today.  It’s the first thunderstorm of spring.  But even if it’s raining, we have stuff going on today.   John is in the shop today, working on an upgrade to … Continue reading

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Windy

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 The planters are ready.  The sprayer is ready.  The sprayer nurse truck is filled and ready.  The ammonia toolbars are hooked up and ready.  The seed truck is serviced and ready.  The corn seed has been … Continue reading

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Rainy Saturday

Saturday, March 19, 2016 It’s a rainy day in southwest Indiana.  Not a lot happening on the farm today.  It’s a good day to stay in and watch basketball.  Of course, NCAA March Madness is in full swing, and that’s … Continue reading

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Check another repair off the list…

Thursday, March 17, 2016 Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all.  We think about our Irish heritage today, and William Carnaghan, (his name was ‘American-ized’ when he arrived) who emigrated to southern Indiana from Ireland’s County Donegal sometime around 1820.  Since … Continue reading

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More repairs

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The parts for the repair of the augers in our Demco 1350 grain cart came in today.  Brandon picked them up at JL Equipment in Princeton, Indiana.  After removing the old augers many weeks ago, (see … Continue reading

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Sprayer prep

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Today, John is preparing the sprayer for spring work.  It was winterized before being stored late last fall, and it was serviced with lubrication, oil changes, and new filters during the winter.  Today, it gets new … Continue reading

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MT

Monday, March 14, 2016 We are officially MT (empty) of 2015-crop soybeans.  Brandon hauled the last few loads to ADM in Newburgh, Indiana last Thursday and Friday.  This closes the books on one part of 2015.  Several loads of 2015 … Continue reading

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