Bluegills and Patience
We helped take the granddaughters fishing a week or so ago. We baited their Princess and Frozen rod and reels with a night crawler and bobber and they were actually very effective! Still the best way to start kids fishing. They both caught nice fish without having to wait too long. Their attention span wasn't too long and they quickly lost interest in fishing, so I got to do a little on my own. We ended up with several nice bluegill and bass, which Bob and Jenny took home to fillet.
We started harvesting on the 13th, but we haven't accomplished much yet. The fields were saturated with all the rain we'd been having and we are cutting ruts and getting stuck. We started out just taking off the front end rows of several fields, and so far yields look excellent. We were able to get a couple of fields out this week finally, but we still buried the auger wagon yesterday afternoon. The Precision Planting crew showed up with their equipment to take out a test plot they have in our field, and helped us out. We had tried to pull it out with our 4WD tractor, but broke 3 chains in the process and didn't budge the stuck tractor and cart. We ended up picking around the wagon (and ruining part of their test plot) and then off loading our cart into theirs. They have a tracked tractor pulling their cart.
Prior to the season, I made sure that our continuous flow dryer was fully functioning and serviced. Thursday morning we filled it with dry corn to transfer from the wet holding bin to a storage bin. The metering augers started and then quit. I did all the troubleshooting I could, but ended up calling out the service man. He showed up Friday morning and said our DC motor and gearbox both failed. Our dealer ordered the parts and the old farmers helpful wife headed out on a seven hour round trip to Frankfort Indiana to retrieve the parts. She called me from the business to make sure she had what she was supposed to pick up, but the employee there assured her he gave her what our dealer ordered. This morning the service man shows up and says the DC motor was missing. He drove to where he knew an old dryer sitting in some weeds was located and robbed the motor off of it, but when he hooked it up, it was erratic, then quit altogether.
Soooo, we still don't have a dryer, so we can't harvest any corn that comes home to the bins, and we don't know what we will learn of our fate until Monday morning.
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