Our International 4900 had an old tailgate. It’s lasted us quite a few years, but all the loads of dirt, stone, field rocks, concrete, and scrap steel have done a number on the poor thing. I think this is the third truck we’ve had this dump bed on. In the summer of 2013 we used […]
I’m soaked through to my unmentionables. The grain dryer was nearing capacity and we were about to move on to another field. When we left for lunch to let the dryer catch up a bit the grain cart was fully loaded (and untarped) and the combine was partially loaded. I drove home and made a […]
I’ve never seen a cotton field first hand. Not up close and personal anyway. I’ve seen a few from afar while cruising the interstate in Arizona, but that doesn’t really count. Last week I was lucky enough to be in North Carolina attending the AgChat Foundation Conference along with my cotton loving friend Janice Person. […]
Went to a farm auction today. Came home with more stuff than we went in with. Needs some TLC, and I’ll keep you all posted as we make progress.
For those of you not familiar with combines, let me tell you about the ladder you climb to get into the cab. When you are out in the field the ladder hangs down the left hand side of the cab. It can be swung around towards the front for transport, because in the operating position it makes […]
Dad, Shane, Ted, Pete, Ed, Dick, Mike, Rick, Kyle, Randy, Jeff, Gerald, Tim, another Tim, John, and Dave. These are some nearby farmers I can identify by the pickup trucks when they are coming down the road. Everybody in the area tends to recognize other farmers’ trucks and we always wave when we pass. In fact, three of these […]