Monthly Archives: July 2016

One thing to check off the list

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Brandon went out again on the little Allis-Chalmers tractor yesterday to finish off an important task–ditch maintenance.  We like to keep our ditches free from woody sprouts and trees.  He has been applying a special herbicide … Continue reading

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Muddy trip

Friday, July 22, 2016 I was awakened at 630 this morning by the sharp crack of thunder.  The rain was welcome, but it had a downside today.  It was the time arranged to meet with our crop insurance adjuster to … Continue reading

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Back on the farm

Thursday, July 21, 2016 Pat and I have returned home to the farm from our 8-day trip to Oregon to visit our son Philip.  We had a great time out there with him, and used his weekend off to travel … Continue reading

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Report day

Friday, July 8, 2016 Today, we will report our planted acres and planting dates to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and then to our crop insurance agent.  Each field is individually identified and marked on an FSA map.  It is … Continue reading

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Wet holiday

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 The sun is shining brightly this morning after a wet holiday weekend.  Sunday and Independence Day were very rainy days.  Depending on the exact locations, our fields received 2.6 to 3.0 inches (66 to 76 mm) … Continue reading

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