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Farm Week in Pictures 09/06/2014

Grain Storage via thefarmerslife.com

We’ve been ramping up our efforts to prepare for harvest on the farm.  Storage is being readied, and equipment is making its way through the shop to for final tweaks.  Crops are being watched too, because we have some early maturing soybeans that could be ready fairly soon. Bin There, Done That. This is our main […]

Farm Week in Pictures 08/30/2014

Corn Kernels via thefarmerslife.com

Our crops our changing across the farm.  Summer is coming to a close and fall harvest season will be upon on soon. Seasonal Soybeans We planted some early maturing soybean varieties this year, and many of them are beginning to drop leaves already.  Drier spots started to change in these early beans when we had dry weather […]

What is Waxy Corn?

Waxy corn ear via thefarmerslife.com

We raise both dent and waxy corn on our farm.  Whenever I mention waxy someone inevitably asks me, “What is waxy corn?”  Even other corn growers tend to ask because it is not a large part of the overall corn market.  Here in Indiana there are several markets for waxy corn. What makes it waxy? […]

Corn Porn

Censored Corn

Warning!  This post contains gratuitous cornography including graphic imagery of corn reproductive organs.  Male and female parts will be pictured and discussed in detail.  It’s July so that means all our corn has finished the vegetative stages of life and has now entered the reproductive phase.  I figure this is a good time to give […]

Planting 2.0 aka Replant

Soybeans Replant

You thought planting was done?  Well it is, but we may be seen swooping in a field or two for replant. What is Replant? Around here replant is usually the result of crops being drowned out by heavy rainfall that accumulates in low lying areas of a field.  Replanting is not an uncommon task, but […]