Category Archives: Family Life

Hot Day

Thursday, July 9, 2020 This qualifies as a hot day in SWIN.  Ambient temperature is 93ºF (34C) and a ‘feels like’ (or humiture) temp of 106ºF (41C).   So far in 2020, we have not had a day when we hit … Continue reading

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Summer sizzles

Friday, July 3, 2020 Today it is 90ºF (32C) outside.  And, typical for southern Indiana, it is humid as can be!  It just feels ‘sticky’ out there.  But there is plenty of moisture in the soils and the corn and … Continue reading

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A happy weekend

Monday, June 22, 2020 Yes, we got started with wheat harvest on Saturday.  The grain got dry enough that we could harvest it well.  After Ross started on Saturday afternoon, he called to say I should bring the other combine … Continue reading

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Need a rain.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Yes, we would like it to rain.  The remnants of Tropical Storm Christobal are predicted to arrive here in SWIN today, and we really hope that happens.  Of course, we don’t want a ‘toad-strangler’, but a … Continue reading

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Check that box

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Yesterday was a good day.  Sunny, hot…90ºF (32C).  But the best news of all is that we finished our replant of corn and soybeans.  The recent flooding of White River and heavy rains on some of … Continue reading

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Done.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 It is a gray, drizzly day out there today.  The temperature is hovering around 48ºF (9C).  We had only a 50-50 chance of rain this morning, but we got the wet 50%.  This wet morning is … Continue reading

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Started

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Well, we got started planting corn and soybeans yesterday afternoon.  We had waited from last Friday, because of the cool temperatures.  But we started yesterday afternoon, in spite of the cold forecast for the next day … Continue reading

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Perplexing

Monday, April 13, 2020 Brrrr….. The fields are ready, even though we received a tiny .1″ rain yesterday on Easter. But… The temperature today is 38ºF (4ºC) with a ‘wind chill’ of 29F.  So, we made the decision to wait … Continue reading

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Big storm

Thursday, April 9, 2020 As the day ended last night, a big storm came down from the northwest across most of Illinois and Indiana.  We certainly did not miss the event.  The lightning show was a spectacular sight!   In about … Continue reading

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Welcome, April!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 It’s a cloudy and chilly (45ºF, 7C) day to begin the month of April.  We did some more prep work for #plant20.  We topped off the soybean seed tender truck.  John checked the sprayer for leaks, … Continue reading

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