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Sunday Night Special

Monday, May 18, 2020 Overnight, we received a pretty big rain, about 2.8″ (71mm).  And the bulk of that arrived in about 40 minutes just at dusk Sunday night.  Climate.com gave us a report of possible hail damage on 16 … 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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Rainy Friday

Friday, October 11, 2019 Nice rain today, about 1.1″ (28mm). When this one dries up again, we think we will be able to begin harvesting our double-crop soybeans (DCB), and subsequently, the soybeans that were replanted after the flooding.  After … Continue reading

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We’re havin’ a heat wave…

Thursday, July 18, 2019 The weather folks are predicting a hot few days, through the weekend.  Of course, they get a little too sensational; temps are going to be in the mid 90s with high humidity, making for a ‘heat … Continue reading

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Getting closer?

Monday, April 22, 2019 Yes, it was a beautiful Resurrection Sunday.  A cloudless blue sky, with a warm 75ºF (24C) afternoon temperature.  Okay… there was a little frost in the early morning, but it burned away quickly.  Church services at … Continue reading

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…and one more thing…

April 16, 2019 Last week we were able to apply the herbicide to the wheat crop.  Conditions were not perfect, but okay.  At least, we now have that one urgent task checked off the list.

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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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Construction update

Saturday, May 12, 2018 This week saw some significant steps occur on the construction of the replacement grain elevator leg.   It is now standing upright, ready for the electrical connections, the installation of the belt/buckets, and the connection of new … Continue reading

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Yo-yo

Thursday, April 19, 2018 75ºF yesterday, 27ºF tonight.  Ouch. Will need to check wheat crop tomorrow.  

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Cool

Thursday, September 7, 2017 When the day started today, we saw temp readings of 43F (6C).  That required a sweatshirt be worn to be out in it.  This cool spell is slowing the dry down of the corn and soybeans.  … Continue reading

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