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The General

Collecting Bull Semen

First let me say, hello, to all you new subscribers to our site updates. Please, leave a comment and let us know what you would like for us to cover. We are pretty proud of General Grievous. (Dad misspelled his name on the registration papers.) He has turned out to be a very good herd cleanup bull for us. His numbers are excellent for a Simmental and phenotypically he is pretty nice as well. But we should go back to the beginning.   Here is the General at a couple days old with Sandy. She … Continue reading...

I HATE THIS WINTER

Bill here filling in for Judi while she is keeping busy staying warm. Do you remember the Jeff Foxworthy comedy sketch where he talks about his wife saying "I hate my Hair" "Well we are not going anywhere for a long time". That is how I feel this winter. Picture is stuff that should be in the "mud" room but because of the extended periods of cold weather it is in Judi's kitchen. Water jugs were being used to thaw out energy free waterer.  We gave up on that this last cold spell, covered … Continue reading...

snow blizzard

Getting Through A Blizzard

We were returning from visiting the boys' cousins. We left early to try and beat the snow storm. After finally reaching our exit off the interstate, we couldn't get through the drifts on Route 10. So we turned around and headed back toward Lincoln. On the way, we came across this guy stuck in a drift in the middle of the road. The boys hopped out and pushed him out in their tennis shoes and sweatshirts. We checked in to the Holiday Inn Express. The boys wore their Carhartts and boots to … Continue reading...

Harvest Summary Video

Harvest Summary Video   harvesting corn, beans; raking the last hay for the season; using a backhoe; finishing a field talking about yield mapping in combine; newborn calf & cow; putting the corn head in shed; attaching the inline ripper to tractor; inline ripper at work in bean stubble … Continue reading...

farm kid on grain bin harvest

Harvest Hustle

     This is what is called spotting on a bin.  Z is waiting for me to back the auger up and he will give directions to put the grain auger exactly where it should be.   We use a 600 bushel wagon as a "catch" "bin" when we put corn in the drying bins.  Corn goes from combine (generally on the go in the field) to wagon to auger to bin. Getting later in the day, corn all around.  It is becoming more and more a "corn" world around here. This will probably be our worse field … Continue reading...

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