Monthly Archives: March 2017

Inching forward

Late morning, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 The sprayer was able to run yesterday evening.  John took off with it late in the afternoon.  The soil was not as dry as we would prefer (< perfect), but it was do-able.  The … Continue reading

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Still sitting

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 We’re still waiting for the soil to dry out, so we cannot return to work in the fields just yet.  We are finding other tasks to perform. John and Brandon installed the repair to the 7130 … Continue reading

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A good two days

Monday, March 27, 2017 We had a good few days in the field.  Thursday, John got started spraying some herbicide on some soybean acres that we look to plant first.  Then, on Friday and Saturday, Ross and John took to the … Continue reading

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It’s a start…

Thursday, March 23, 2017 Well we inched our way into spring field work today.  John is spraying burndown chemicals on some acres for soybeans.  The stuff we’re applying must delay 14 days before running the planter, so this will put … Continue reading

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Two surprises.

Tuesday evening, March 21, 2017 This morning, we were out with Mr. Olan Worland to survey and discuss and plan and prioritize the spring conservation repairs that he will be doing soon.   We discovered an unanticipated problem.  A rather large culvert … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a farm near you…

Monday, March 20, 2017 Happy Spring! In our informal meeting in the farm office today, we are discussing initial field operations.  The sprayer needs to run on some of the soybean fields that will be suitable for early planting.  Plus, … Continue reading

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Purdue Ag Alumni Spring Meeting

Saturday, March 18, 2017 Last Wednesday evening, on March 15, the Knox County Chapter of Purdue Ag Alumni held its spring meeting here at the farm shop.  (It gave a good reason for a thorough cleaning and reorganizing of the … Continue reading

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Drone 2.0

Saturday, March 18, 2017 Now that John has his official Unmanned Aerial Vehicle license, (UAV), we upgraded our drone.   We found a buyer for our original one.  It was a compilation of components we acquired a couple winters ago.  We had … Continue reading

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New weather station

Friday, March 17, 2017 John has installed a new weather station at the farm office.  It gives more and better information than the old rain-and-temperature unit.  Works great. It all has battery backup to keep on task in case of … Continue reading

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A repair

Friday, March 17, 2017 Yesterday afternoon, John made a repair of a tile hole here near the farm office.   A tile hole occurs when an unwanted opening occurs in underground drainage tile.  The hole can be made by a failure of … Continue reading

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