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 switching over to harvest corn.  But the sun came out, and the wind picked up… our plan B went to plan C.

Ross decided that we would return to soybean harvesting anyway, and it turned out he was correct.  When we started at the Steen Hill field after lunch, the beans tested at 13.5% moisture, and within an hour they were running at 12.5%   I saw moisture readings as low at 11.5% during the day.  We ran late in the evening, for the wind did not die down, and kept the beans dry!

This was my view from the JD S680 combine yesterday afternoon at the Steen Hill farm

This was my view from the JD S680 combine yesterday afternoon at the Steen Hill farm

This morning, it is raining lightly again…

It's a cool, damp, drizzly, Oregon-like day here in SWIN

It’s a cool, damp, drizzly, Oregon-like day here in SWIN

Good news…we got our white Mack truck, the one we call ‘Vanna’, back from the repair shop today.  The turbo went out on it last week…it has been tough to harvest being short one truck, but less a problem on days when we can harvest soybeans.

Brandon and Bill are delivering some soybeans to ADM at Newburgh, IN.

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