Monthly Archives: August 2016

Combine prep, #harvest16

Friday, August 26, 2016 Today, the combines are getting prepared for #harvest16.  The C-IH 8230 and the JD S680 are spending time in the shop.  Well, we really got started with the JD yesterday evening.  Each machine will get a … Continue reading

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#harvest16 prep continues…

Thursday, August 25, 2016 We currently estimate 3 weeks until harvest begins. We continue to prepare for #harvest16.  Today, some headers get maintenance attention. The combines (CIH 8230 and JD S680) will be brought out tomorrow or next week to … Continue reading

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Pleasant Morning

Monday, August 22, 2016 We awoke today to a pleasant 60ºF (16C) temperature.  The humidity is down, too, making for a happier time to be working outside. There is some pre-harvest service work occurring in the shop today, as the Vision … Continue reading

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Inching in on fall prep

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Today, we are prepping the Peterbilt (” The Pete”, as we call it) for harvest time work.  It did not require much in the way of maintenance, just an oil change, and some lubrication to the … Continue reading

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Rainy spell

Monday, August 15, 2016 It was a rainy weekend, and that continues today.  So far, we’ve received about 4.5″ here at the farm, and that’s been fairly uniform across Knox County and the area.  One concern about this rain event … Continue reading

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Bush Hog

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 I’ve been taking out the Gator in the morning, doing some roadside spraying of johnsongrass.  (it’s cooler before noon!) And then, most afternoons, I’m going out in the JD 7130 with the bush hog.  I’m hoping that this … Continue reading

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Maintenance

Monday, August 8, 2016 There’s always something that needs attention around here.  This morning, Brandon is preparing the ‘suntan machine’ for storage. Its work for the summer is finished, and it’s time to put it away. John is servicing his … Continue reading

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