Category Archives: Family Life

A little trip out west.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Pat and I took a few days to go out to Oregon to visit some of the places where Philip lived, and to visit some of the people his life touched out there.  We saw some … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

July 4th, 2019 Yesterday saw the end of planting, with the completion of putting in the double-crop soybeans (DCB).  It took parts of 3 days, with some delays between, in order to get the DCB in the ground.  When we … Continue reading

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Hot day

Monday, July 1, 2019 Goodbye, June.  It seemed to go by fast.  It is over 90ºF today, and you can feel the humidity.  Summer has arrived with gusto! John is out today in the JD 4730 sprayer, stopping the weeds … Continue reading

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Wheat in the rear-view mirror

Thursday, June 27, 2019 Late last night, we completed our harvest of our 2019 wheat crop.  As we were working after dark at our Crook farm, you could see flashes of lightning all around.  I wondered if we would get … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

June 20, 2019 Today would have been our mom’s 104th birthday.  She rarely got to celebrate it, because it typically fell during wheat harvest.  I think she would have the opportunity to celebrate this year.  It has rained for 5 … Continue reading

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Wow, the rain just keeps coming.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 The rain we got on Sunday was amazing.  The Monday morning Climate report showed 3+ inches in most of our field locations.  That was the ‘big one’ that really hurt.  And it was a heavy rain … Continue reading

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Rainy Saturday

June 15, 2019 Yes, we are having a light rain today, and occasionally some thunder.  We had planned to begin wheat harvest today.  We tried it on Wednesday, but the grain was too wet.  Since then, the weather has been … Continue reading

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