Monthly Archives: May 2017

White River, Post-flood replant

Tuesday evening, May 30, 2017 Replanting. The planters were out in full force today.  All the neighbors were in sight across the White River flood plain fields.  There were 10 planters of all sizes (mostly big ones!) that I could … Continue reading

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Chilly

Thursday, May 25, 2017 It feels a bit chilly out there today, but the rain has let up.  We had a gentle rain all day yesterday, extending into the night.  We learned from our Climate.com report this morning that we … Continue reading

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Caught up to the river

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 This morning, I was able to do the replant at the Burke farm, where the heavy rains had drowned the soybeans.  At one time we thought we’d need to replant the entire farm location, but today … Continue reading

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Yes and No

Monday May 22, 2017 When someone asks if we’re working in the fields, the answer today is “Yes and No.”  Yes, John is able to be spraying in the corn crop today, but no, we are not able to replant.  … Continue reading

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keep going…

Friday, May 19, 2017 Replanting of soybeans is still the agenda item of the day.  We are nearly ‘caught up’ to the flooded acres along White River.  It has been a very good week of #replant17.  Even though it is … Continue reading

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Check that off the list…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 We finished up our soybean planting on Monday evening, by working at the Lett farm.  I can admit to being a little surprised that the soil there was dry enough to plant soybeans.  But by 7pm, … Continue reading

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Great forecast!

Saturday, May 13, 2017 We are loving the weather forecast!  Looks like we’re in for a streak of warm and dry days!  And the baby corn and soybeans (the ones that survived the flooding) are loving that too. Had a … Continue reading

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Another pause to #plant17

Thursday, May 11, 2017 Yes, it did it again!  Overnight, we received 1.9″  of rain, and by this afternoon, the rainfall totaled 2.2″ today (56mm).  The WASCoBs were filled again, but most have drained out by afternoon.  Field work is stopped … Continue reading

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Back at it

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 It is now exactly one month to the day from when #plant17 began.  The corn planting wrapped up in 10 days.  On April 28, I was 1.5 days away from being done with soybean planting.  Then … Continue reading

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Sunny Monday

May 8, 2017 The sun is out this morning, even if the day started a bit cool (42F, 6C). We filled the soybean drill, and then went to look for a patch dry enough to use it.  We toured the … Continue reading

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