Category Archives: Family Life

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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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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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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Still a ‘no go’

Thursday, April 12, 2018 Ross went out on his ATV this morning to search for a field dry enough to apply nitrogen.  He didn’t find a single field where he was comfortable to start.  So, we wait on this very … Continue reading

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Rainy week

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Looks like 2.7 inches (69 mm) of rain so far this week.  And there is more in the forecast.  We have received rain on 12 of the 28 days so far this month!  Our thoughts of … Continue reading

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Seed arrives

Friday, March 23, 2018 Our DeKalb/Asgrow seed dealer (who is also a good neighbor) started delivering the seed corn today.  We place seed in our old concrete block building… one that was original to the farm when we moved here … Continue reading

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More prep

Friday, March 9,2018 Work continues on preparation for #plant18.  This afternoon’s task was to service and inspect the JD 2510H toolbar–one of the machines we use to apply nitrogen for our corn.  Brandon and John are giving it a thorough … Continue reading

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