After harvest was completed we immediately began applying anhydrous ammonia nitrogen to the fields we plan to plant to corn in 2014. We were able to work for two days and then rains pushed us out of the fields. After the rains, unseasonably cold weather has set in and frozen the top 2-4" of our fields which has prevented us from getting back in the fields with the anhydrous applications. Because the fields were not frozen deeper, we were able to continue to operate our chisel plow and in-line ripper. We should finish up with our tillage operations tomorrow. The Younkers Brothers have also began washing up harvest equipment and putting things away for the winter.
On this Thanksgiving we are very thankful for our family, our bountiful and safe harvest and all our many blessings we have received. From our family to yours, have a great Thanksgiving!
|Last day of harvest|
|Vertical unload auger broke with 110 acres left to harvest|
|Waiting on trucks as we harvest the last soybeans on the County Line Farm|
|Crossing the creek with the 40' MacDon draper head on the combine|
|Semi's hauling dry corn out of our grain facility to make room for the final corn acres to be harvested|
|Loading nonGMO corn on a barge at Cargill in Florence, IL along the Illinois River|
|Getting started with our 20" row strip till bar|
|View of the strip till bar going through the field|
|Ron running the chisel plow|