Monthly Archives: August 2017

FPS 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017 Yesterday, Brandon, John, and I traveled to Decatur, IL for the 2017 Farm Progress Show.  We arrived there about 830 am local time, and stayed until just after 3 pm.  We toured the exhibit field exclusively, … Continue reading

Posted in Farm Days, News | Leave a comment

FPS tomorrow

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Harvest is still a couple weeks away, so tomorrow we will be heading out early to attend the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL.  It’s about 3 hours from here to there, so we will leave … Continue reading

Posted in Farm Days, Harvest, News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The list dwindles…

Thursday, August 24, 2017 Progress is being made on preparations for #harvest17. S680 combine                      check 8230 combine                     check CIH headers                        check JD headers                          check 4 semi trucks                      check 4 hopper trailers                check CIH 340 disk                      check Unverferth roller               check JD 9330 tractor                 check … Continue reading

Posted in Harvest, News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s here!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 It’s a rainy morning in SWIN!  We’ve been hoping (and praying) for some rain for about 15 days now, and it’s a happy thing to see it coming. I hope you had the opportunity to experience … Continue reading

Posted in Harvest, News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

We missed it… mostly

Friday, August 18, 2017 Well, there was no rain to be had this week.  We had been predicted a 40% chance on Wednesday and 60% on Thursday. (does that make a 100% chance?).  But just a sprinkle on those two … Continue reading

Posted in Harvest, News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting dry

Saturday, August 12, 2017 We missed another opportunity for a rain last night.  We did get .1″ at 5 farm fields (according to Climate.com), but it has been several days since our last soaker.  One saving circumstance is that the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Recent drone pictures- corn

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Here are some recent pictures of the corn fields at the Harry farm.  These were taken by John with the DJI Phantom 4 UAV.  The picture clarity and detail are quite nice, and can help us … Continue reading

Posted in Harvest, News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Odd jobs

Monday, August 7, 2017 We continue to nibble at little tasks that keep us busy.  Pre-harvest servicing of trucks continues.  This truck, the “Vision” needed a couple new batteries and a battery cable. We mowed the yard over the weekend.  … Continue reading

Posted in Harvest, News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is this really August?

Friday, August 4, 2017 We started the day cool and dry, with no dew.  The temperature is predicted to ‘soar’ to 75F (24C) today.  So, it was a good time to mow the  yard this morning, and do a little … Continue reading

Posted in Harvest, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment