Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Saturday,  September 30, 2017 Another month in the books!  Wow, the calendar pages are flipping over pretty quick.  This month has been a flurry of harvest activity, since we began on the 11th.  It has been quite dry, and the … Continue reading

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Moving ahead

Thursday, September 28, 2017 The dry weather continues, but it has cooled off a bit.  No more days in the 90s.  Today’s high is predicted in the mid 70s.  And tonight, they’re saying temps in the 40s!  I may have … Continue reading

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A return to wheat

Monday, September 25, 2017 September 25th is the date when we prefer to begin planting our soft red winter wheat (SRW).  Well, that is going to happen today.  What makes it special is that we have not planted any wheat … Continue reading

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Back to beans

Friday, September 22, 2017 After a couple days harvesting corn, it is dry enough again to return to cutting beans.  Boy, oh, boy has it been hot!  We’ve had a couple days in the 90s, and they’re predicting a few … Continue reading

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On and off again

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Back to the field we went yesterday, it was mostly a beautiful, sunny SWIN day.  There were strange events weather-wise.  At the fields near Wheatland where we were harvesting, the sun was shining, and the combines … Continue reading

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Started again

Sunday, September 17, 2017 Even though the mornings were foggy, the guys worked in the soybean field Friday and Saturday, using the warm and sunny days to good advantage.  The combines seem to be working well.  The going is slower … Continue reading

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Start and stop

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 We got started with #harvest17 yesterday!  It was a fairly cloudy day, with the leading edge of Hurricane Irma coming our way.  Still, it was breezy and dry, and conducive to cutting soybeans.  Ross got going … Continue reading

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Cool

Thursday, September 7, 2017 When the day started today, we saw temp readings of 43F (6C).  That required a sweatshirt be worn to be out in it.  This cool spell is slowing the dry down of the corn and soybeans.  … Continue reading

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Smoky

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 We had a pleasant, easy Labor Day and we hope you did, too.  We missed the evening rain that came to others across Indiana.  The radar showed that it just sort of fell apart as it … Continue reading

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Visitor from Australia

Friday, September 1, 2017 It’s not every day that you get to meet someone from Australia, but that is what happened here yesterday.  We were pleased to host Craig Hinck from Hyden, Western Australia for a few hours.  Craig loves … Continue reading

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