Category Archives: Farm Days

Sunny and windy

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Yes, it is sunny and windy out there today, and it is drying the soils out nicely.  But still the machines are parked.  We wait for (not perfect but) better conditions to begin field operations.  All … Continue reading

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Waiting game

Wednesday, April 4, 2019 The sun is trying to shine through the morning’s clouds.  Our fields just will not support the machines…yet.  So far, we are not feeling the pressure to get going… the conditions will not permit, so why … Continue reading

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April starts, chilly and wet

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 We had some rain and later some snow last Saturday.  Little patches of the white stuff stuck around until today.  Now, looking at the forecast, we are awaiting the 70s predicted for next weekend!  Sounds good … Continue reading

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Set up continues

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Sunny today.  Will get a little above 50ºF today. Brad is  here from JL Farm Equipment, Poseyville, IN to install updated software in the MX290 tractor.  This update was necessary in order for the tractor’s controller … Continue reading

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Rainy day to welcome Spring

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 I read a quote today:  “The first day of Spring is not the same as the first Spring day”… I must agree with that one. It’s raining again this afternoon.  Monday and Tuesday were quite nice, … Continue reading

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Creating planting prescriptions

Friday, March 15, 2019 Yesterday, I spent several hours building planting prescriptions for the soybean planter.  A planting prescription is a map of a field that shows the areas of different planting populations.   We use a soil survey map as … Continue reading

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Maintenance

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Work continued on the JD 1890 soybean air drill today.  The guys did the difficult task of greasing the zerks on all 60 rows, plus the wheels, frame-folding hinges, and the bearings on the 1910 air … Continue reading

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