Category Archives: Planting

Rude awakening

Thursday, May 23, 2019 The alarm clock did not wake us up this morning.  It was the loud, rolling, rumbling peals of thunder.  We got .69″ (18mm) of rain yesterday morning, and we are adding to it today.  The rainy … Continue reading

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Six tenths on Sunday

Monday, May 20, 2019 Well, it felt good on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to get the planters rolling.  Ross was out with the new CIH 2150 24-row corn planter.  It has a new feature from Precision Planting called “Delta Force”:  … Continue reading

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‘nother rain

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Ross searched again this morning for a ‘dry’ field to apply NH3, and decided to go to the Dunn farm.  So, he and John got going up there, and about 1230 pm, a wave of rain … Continue reading

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Rainy Thursday

May 2, 2019 The sky turned dark about 9am today and with it came the thunder and lightning.  There have been periods of rain this morning, heavy at times.  So far, .21″ (5mm), but more is on the way… The … Continue reading

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A tiny bit of progress

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Yesterday evening and this morning, we were able to get out on the fields here at the home farm to do a bit of spraying the burndown herbicide for soybeans.  The conditions were certainly not perfect.  Most areas … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on a rainy day.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Yes, it is another rainy April day in SWIN.  This keeps pushing back progress towards #plant19.  I guess it now feels like we are past any opportunity to plant ‘early’, but it does not feel ‘late’ yet.  So, we patiently … Continue reading

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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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