Category Archives: Farming

Corn and soybean farming in Illinois

On to spraying

After I got home from work, Clint pulled in to mix another load of pre-emergent spray. I rode along so we could catch up on the day’s news and activities. All the corn and soybeans have been planted! Corn is … Continue reading

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Glimpses

Just some random shots of glimpses into our days. Wishing you a happy day.

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Acre by Acre

Hawk or eagle?! The bird flew when I stopped to snap the pic. I think I see a white head, though! Loading the planter tank from the tender wagon: A moment’s solitude for the shuttle-driver and food-truck runner: A moment’s … Continue reading

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Before sunup to after sundown.

Planting soybeans began today. On my way home this evening from errand run #382, I could see a rain cloud dropping a delivery. My dad would have said, “Someone is getting a shower.” This someone also needs to get a … Continue reading

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Friday, May 13

After work today, I was able to bring my farmer some caffeine and a cold treat. I felt he needed it since he has gotten a whopping total of 5 hours sleep in the past 62 (and still counting) hours. … Continue reading

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Crazy Days (and nights)

Farming fatigue – it’s on! April was cold, windy, rainy, and not conducive to farming. May has blasted to record and near-record highs in Illinois. About 90 degrees this week. Can you see the humid haze in the pic below, … Continue reading

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Aerial Crop Sprayers are CRAZY (but fun to watch!)

While looking for some pictures on an SD card, I found a bunch of pics I took early one summer Sunday morning in July. I meant to post them in a blog, but completely forgot, as life gets busy. Or … Continue reading

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#harvest2021

It has begun! Last year, I challenged myself to a post a day during harvest because it is such an amazing time of year. The changes in our rural, central Illinois landscape and weather in less than two months is … Continue reading

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Tuesday, October 20

My pics are from yesterday. Clint was in town at lunch, so he picked me up at work, we got drive-thru, and went to the lake. I returned to the office. He checked bins and sent me pics of his … Continue reading

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Finished!! October 17, 2020

The day dawned beautifully! Since I work Monday – Friday, I was able to be home all day. Didn’t even need to make a parts run! I treated the crew to grilled ribeye sandwiches and still warm brownies for lunch. … Continue reading

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