Category Archives: Farm Days

Old school

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Weed control is becoming more difficult and more expensive in our soybeans.  For many reasons, including weed developing some herbicide resistance, and that no-till systems select for different species of weeds, in the past couple years … Continue reading

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Summer Jobs

Friday, July 7, 2017 Weekly mowing is among the many summer tasks that must take place.  We have about 10 acres of lawn, plus around the barns and bins and other farmstead lots that need weekly attention.  That mowing is one of … Continue reading

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Cross Country

July 4, 2017 For the past few weeks, we’ve been busy helping our son Philip move back home from Portland, Oregon.  There just wasn’t time for posting on this website.  But now, we’re home, and soon we can settle back … Continue reading

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#replant17 and #3plant17

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 The good news is that the marathon of #replant17 and #3plant17 is now over!  John was able to complete that yesterday.  At long last, the flood waters at the Freddie farm had dried up, making it … Continue reading

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Check another job off the list

Saturday, June 10, 2017 The early May flooding along White River caused a lot of damage and headaches.  It contributed a majority of the acres of soybeans that had to be replanted.  It also broke through (unexpectedly) our levee at … Continue reading

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White River, Post-flood replant

Tuesday evening, May 30, 2017 Replanting. The planters were out in full force today.  All the neighbors were in sight across the White River flood plain fields.  There were 10 planters of all sizes (mostly big ones!) that I could … Continue reading

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Yes and No

Monday May 22, 2017 When someone asks if we’re working in the fields, the answer today is “Yes and No.”  Yes, John is able to be spraying in the corn crop today, but no, we are not able to replant.  … Continue reading

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