Category Archives: Farm Days

#plant20 and #replant20 are done

Monday, July 6, 2020 Today, we finished all the planting for 2020.  PTL!  On Saturday-Sunday June 28 & 29, we received 3.4″ (86mm) of rain.  This was just after the DCB were planted.  Driving around yesterday, I discovered a few … 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 good week.

Saturday, June 27, 2020 We had a good week.  The wheat harvest was finished on Thursday afternoon, and the double-crop soybean (DCB) planting was completed Friday evening.  Yes, the wheat yields were disappointing, but we did have a crop to … Continue reading

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Wheat harvest prep

Thursday, June 11, 2020 Today, the combines came out of storage to prepare for wheat harvest.  The inner workings of each one requires some significant changes in order to do an efficient job of harvesting.  It is a pleasant, sunny … Continue reading

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Got a rain.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Yes it rained.  YAY!  According to Climate.com, we received .4″ (10mm) late yesterday afternoon.  It was pretty even across all our fields.  We had been praying for rain, and it was good to get a little … 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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Rainy morning, sunny afternoon.

Friday, May 29, 2020 The morning brought us another .2″ rain today, but the afternoon is quite nice– a sunny 75ºF (24c).   This has been a pattern for most of the week, with periods of rain, and then some dry … Continue reading

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Excess water, and some repairs

Friday, May 22, 2020 Last Sunday night’s rain and subsequent rainy, drizzly days have put field work to a stop.  John is eager to begin the post-emerge applications of soybean and corn herbicide, but the fields are just too soft … Continue reading

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A beautiful, sunny day

Friday, May 1, 2020 Today is a beautiful day.  68ºF (20C) with a few wispy clouds.  The fields are still too muddy for any spraying or soybean planting.  So, we mowed the yard today. More good news from this morning.  … Continue reading

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A repair

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Yesterday and today, the guys have been performing a major repair to our Unverferth 1225 rolling harrow.   The arms that carry the actual rolling baskets were worn, and a couple of them broke last fall as … Continue reading

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