Category Archives: Farming

Corn and soybean farming in Illinois

Crops are harvested!

#Harvest2022 is a wrap as of Saturday. Not wrapped up with a bow on top, yet. Now, the focus turns to fieldwork: fertilizing and disking ground, prepping machinery for storage, lots of paperwork, catching up on many tasks that had … Continue reading

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Feeding those who feed the world

Around here, it is hand-held food for the field. My farmer doesn’t like to stop! Occasionally, I am unable to bring food, sometimes it is carry-out, and sometimes I am able to make hot sandwiches. Marinated ribeye sandwiches grilled on … Continue reading

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Pause

Yesterday, Wednesday, October 12. A rain delay. It wasn’t a day of rest; just a slow down. A chance to tie those loose ends that unravel during busy times. Some of the temporary patches and fixes received permanent repairs. The … Continue reading

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Harvest at the beautiful golden hour

Golden hour: an amateur photographer’s happy hour! The light softens and paints the landscape in golden tones. Clint was harvesting soybeans last night west of our home. I was able to stand in our yard and get these pictures with … Continue reading

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Farming, Family, Balloons … Busy!

My brother and nephew (visiting from Florida and New York) were here to take part in a busy weekend. The technology and machinery size has changed a bit since my brother was living on the farm. The weather cooperated for … Continue reading

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Not good!

Harvest was going well yesterday until the grain cart decided to pop a wheelie. Parts were available. I was able to pick up and bring them home with me. Repairs are underway this a.m. Yesterday’s and this morning’s sunrise pics … Continue reading

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Back to corn

Another beautiful October day! Hot ham, turkey, cheese, and grilled red onion sub sandwiches tonight. Finally, some corn is dry enough to haul straight to the elevator. We are in for a weather change soon – a chilly weekend is … Continue reading

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Beans and beef.

The beans just to the west of our home. It is a gorgeous, clear, calm, starry night! Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Slow-cooker Italian beef. I hope you can enjoy some crisp fall evenings!

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First Frost

I forgot to mention that we had a very light frost Tuesday morning. It was still dark when I drove to work, so no pictures of the frost. Today’s only picture is of Clint checking a bin. Definitely Getting his … Continue reading

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Stop & Go & Stop

Looks like he is harvesting the sun: It needs more sun and warm weather! This field is opened up, but determined to be too wet. Moving on to try a different field. Too wet, also. Tomorrow is another day!

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