Monthly Archives: September 2016

Plan B became Plan C

Thursday, September 29, 2016 Yesterday had some surprises, as days on the farm often do.  We awoke to an unexpected light rain, and we figured we would not be able to harvest soybeans for the day.  So we planned for … Continue reading

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Plan B

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Well, we thought we would cut soybeans today, but the sprinkles of rain this morning has ended that prospect!   The weatherman missed any mention of rain in his forecast. The 8230 combine is in the shop this morning, … Continue reading

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Rainy Monday

September 26, 2016 The rain began during the night, about 3 am, when I heard some thunder.  According to Climate.com, we have received .6 to 1.1″ depending on location.  This rainy day will give us an opportunity to catch up … Continue reading

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Morning fog

Saturday, September 24, 2016 There is a pretty big fog out there this morning, so we don’t expect to be harvesting soybeans today much before noon! Have a nice weekend.  

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Midweek report

Wednesday, September  21, 2016 It is going to be a pretty nice day for the last day of summer, and it will feel like summer, too!  A temperature of 90F (32C) is predicted today.  It was that hot yesterday, and … Continue reading

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Rain out

Friday, September 16, 2016 At 1:30 this afternoon, the ominous black clouds opened up with a rain.  They had been threatening rain for over an hour, and finally they delivered.  We were working on the hilly field at the Dunn … Continue reading

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First day of corn harvest

Thursday, September 15, 2016 We started in corn yesterday.  We worked at the Roberson farm, just east of the main farm on IN 550.  We moved in there about 1030, and about 730, we ‘caught’ the dryer, so we stopped … Continue reading

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Switch over to corn

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Yesterday evening, we completed harvesting all the first-planted, early-maturing soybeans here at the main farm location.  More soybeans won’t be dry enough for harvest for 5-7 days.  So, we are switching over to corn today.  We … Continue reading

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Wet morning

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 The ground is pretty damp this morning with a very heavy dew.  And there is fog in all the valleys.  You can see the fog drifting by in the gentle breeze.  It will take several hours … Continue reading

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It begins…

Monday, September 12, 2016 Yes, we’re going to the soybean field today!  Getting the machines out again, for real this time…not just to service them. It’s great to get to start with soybeans this year.   Working on those for a few … Continue reading

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