Not Every Day is a Perfect Sunrise or Sunset

Today we are replanting soybeans.   Sometimes the illusion is that every day is perfect sunrises and sunsets if you follow farms and farmers on social media.   We all have frustrating, maddening days like everyone else.  This field was well on its way to a great looking field of beans a week or two ago but being planted in a window of cold weather combined with a little chemical injury due to cold and disease brought on by that cold the population started dropping so here we are.  June 9th and we are out re planting hoping to save as much yield as we can. Not all days are bluebird days, but we still love what we do.

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#EarthDay Farmers are Active Environmentalists

#EarthDay Farmers are Active Environmentalists, not Environmental Activists and there is a big difference #Real http://ow.ly/i/iID1W

#CrappyBlogger Alert – 2016 Spring Planting

Well, it’s been almost one and a half years since I have updated this blog, so I will admit it, I am a #crappyblogger.  We are going to work to change that and have at least a couple updates a month here to keep everyone updated on the happenings on the farm and in our lives on the farm.   If we fail in that endeavour, I will refer to the aforementioned hashtag and you can too!

Spring planting got off to a very dry start and the last week has brought 4.3 inches of rain.  The conditions prior to that rain were incredibly difficult to plant in and we only put in around 160 acres.  Now, with ample moisture to plant into and a weather forecast that looks favorable we plan to roll by the weekend on #plant16.

Below are a few photos from the spring here on the farm.

 

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Getting the planter ready to go
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Kristi and I at some business training working on our business plan
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Delivering Producers Hybrids seed to customers
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Our son doing what he loves to do
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Plenty of help from the girls
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Treating soybeans with Fungicide, insecticide and inoculant for #plant16

#Harvest14 Begins on Our Farm

#Harvest14 is off and going on our farm as of a couple days ago.   We look forward to a good harvest and hope everyone else has a bountiful one along with a safe one.   Her are a few photos as we got the first field of soybeans opened up and some ears from when we were out checking moisture on the corn.

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Dyland Producers Hybrids 7414 VT3
Dyland Producers Hybrids 7414 VT3
opening up the first field
opening up the first field

Dr. Oz’s Enlist Experts . . . Debunked

Dr. Oz’s Enlist Experts . . . Debunked.

Farm Week in Pictures 4/30/2014

Been a slow last week here from the crop standpoint.  Received 2.5-4.5 inches of rain last week and started off Monday and Tuesday both with rain and another 1/2 inch.  We have around 375 acres of corn in the ground and are ready to roll on both corn and soybeans at the same time here in the next few days.

 

Time has been spent treating soybeans and taking care of the seed business along with coaching my son’s USSSA baseball team. A few pics from the week are below.

 

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First baseball tourney

 

 

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Treating Produers Hybrids soybeans
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Planting corn in a no till situation. This is 4th year corn on corn.
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Our first baseball tourney this year.

 

Our Farm In Pictures 4-11-2014

A picture taken from our DJI Phantom 2 Drone yesterday
A picture taken from our DJI Phantom 2 Drone yesterday

 

 

 

 

 

Our baseball team doing a service project helping the residents of a local nursing home celebrate the opening on the MLB season.
Our baseball team doing a service project helping the residents of a local nursing home celebrate the opening on the MLB season.
Our new house is taking shape on the farm.  They are mudding the drywall today.  We hope to be in by June.
Our new house is taking shape on the farm. They are mudding the drywall today. We hope to be in by June.

 

 

 

Treating soybean seed with fngicide, Insecticide, Inoculant and an Organic Growth Promoter
Treating soybean seed with fngicide, Insecticide, Inoculant and an Organic Growth Promoter
Took a trip to DC to lobby for speeding up the regulatory process relating to new technology in agriculture.
Took a trip to DC to lobby for speeding up the regulatory process relating to new technology in agriculture.
My wife joined me in being over the hill in March.  We had a great party at the farm with family and friends.
My wife joined me in being over the hill in March. We had a great party at the farm with family and friends.