Category Archives: Harvest

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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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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What to do?

Friday, June 19, 2020 Wheat.  It is a puzzle again this year.  Some neighbors are cutting wheat.  Ross is out there with the CIH 8250 trying it.  The moisture level is not quite down to where we are comfortable, or … Continue reading

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Not yet

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 After checking the wheat late this morning, Ross says it is not ready yet.  He was hoping to start wheat harvest tomorrow, but it looks like that will have to wait until at least the weekend.  … 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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Clean up has begun

Monday, October 28, 2019 We finished harvest last Thursday evening.  Brandon used all of Friday to take the combines and headers out to the field behind the shop to blow off the trash and loose dirt.  He used a leaf … Continue reading

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Done.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 Now that evening is coming on, it’s a happy time to report that our #harvest19 is finished! We got done with corn about 3 pm today.  Rather than wait until tomorrow to return to finish off … Continue reading

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The end is in sight.

Monday, October 21, 2019 Rain today.  We awoke to the sounds of rolling thunder.  The lightning show before daylight was quite spectacular.  The rain is welcome today.  By noon, we’ve received about an inch.  That will really help the emerging … Continue reading

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Halfway there

Tuesday night, October 8, 2019 We “caught the dryer” about 8pm today.  So, we stopped the combines in the cornfield.  We had been working most of the day at the Burke farm, the location we purchased in late 2012.    … Continue reading

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