Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 Ross will get started with corn planting today.  He and John finished applying the anhydrous ammonia yesterday evening.  They were able to get the corn planter hooked up and loaded in the evening.  I also finished … Continue reading

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Comin’ down

Wednesday, April 24, 2018 It was a nice, sunny day.  It got to 69ºF (21C).  The guys from Montgomery Welding were here all day, working on the dismantling of the old grain leg.  The took down the remaining 3 downspouts, … Continue reading

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Rainy day and a Monday…

April 23, 2018 It’s Monday, and it’s raining again.  Not a huge downpour, but enough to stop us (about .4″ or 10mm) and make us wait some more…  and the day is a little on the chilly side– in the … Continue reading

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Special Guests

Monday, April 23, 2018 Last Friday afternoon/evening, we had special visitors to the farm.  Dave and Laura from western New York were here to meet us and have a look around to see first hand about life on a Midwestern … Continue reading

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Started again

Saturday, April 21, 2018 We got back in the field yesterday.  Ross and John were applying nitrogen to corn fields.  Bill was here to run tanks back and forth.  Brandon was using the field cultivator to smooth some ruts ahead … Continue reading

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Yo-yo

Thursday, April 19, 2018 75ºF yesterday, 27ºF tonight.  Ouch. Will need to check wheat crop tomorrow.  

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Improved forecast

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 The weather forecast has no rain in it for about 10 days.  With strong winds today, that should aid the fields to dry.  Maybe by the weekend, we’ll be back at it.  The temp is supposed … Continue reading

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Snow.

Monday, April 16, 2018 We have snow flurries this morning, with 31ºF (-1ºC).   It’s very windy and the air has a ‘bite’ to it.  Today, I’m glad the seed is still in the bag. As one farmer puts it, “It’s … Continue reading

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It’s a start…

Saturday, April 14, 2018 As I listen to the sound of gentle rainfall outside, I’m thinking a bit of our day yesterday.  It was good in most ways, and typical of a ‘first day’ in the field.  The windy and … Continue reading

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Maybe today?

Friday, April 13, 2018 Yesterday’s 75ºF (24C) temperature coupled with the stiff winds, made a lot of progress to dry the fields.  Ross pulled  home a couple ammonia tanks, just in case he finds a field dry enough to apply … Continue reading

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