Monthly Archives: October 2015

Oct28

Mild Fall Continues

On Tuesday the 20th we wrapped up the 2015 harvest.  We harvested for 28 days straight and took Sunday the 18th off to rest before finishing the harvest on Tuesday.  Final yields have been tallied and as expected yields were only narrowly surpassed by last year’s record crop.  We have received almost an inch and a half of rain the last two days, a welcome break from the dry spell we have been having.  We have been taking advantage of the fall conditions by catching up on tillage and applying some fall burn-down herbicides. We are sad to say that the morning after we completed harvest our good friend, George Luthe, lost his battle with cancer.  George had been helping us on the farm for the last five years, in between treatments for the last two.  Many of you may have met him in August at our appreciation supper.  George will be missed here on the farm, he was always here to help, had a great attitude towards life, and amazed us with stories of his experiences.  Rod and I were able to help his family make sure his last wishes were met as he was laid to rest.  George […]

Harvest Nearing Completion
Oct12

Harvest Nearing Completion

We have been very fortunate with the weather this fall and have been in the field every day for the last three weeks.  The yields have been even better than expected and the weather has really minimized the drying costs on the corn.  This morning we were down to 200 acres of soybeans and 480 acres of corn to go, with a weather forecast showing more of the same.  It looks like if we can hold things together it will be one of our quickest harvests and will be only surpassed in yields by the 2014 crop.