2022 was a good year. It wasn’t great, thanks to the crippling drought that began on July 1 and persists to this day, but natural disasters notwithstanding, it was a good year in which there was much to be thankful for. In the summer of 2021 it was all I could do to finish planting […]
Review of the Wilger Electronic Flow Monitor system
The Wilger EFM is a great way to monitor fertilizer flow without being forced to install a dedicated monitor in the cab.
Callan’s weekend with Dad
Brian spent the day with me last Friday and was excited to help get soybean seed. I’m loving the new planter. I did 350 acres in the last two days. I’m seeing the 16-row at somewhere around 35 or 40% faster than the 12-row. I did have some delays due to a cracked frame and […]
Beans, beans, beans
We sure went from getting-stuck wet to can’t-get-the-drill-in dry in a very short time. Finished wheat harvest on Friday. The combine was a champion this year… couple belts and hoses but no major problems…ran last 30 hours without a care in the world. The drill had a bushing freeze up on a row unit Saturday […]
Drilling with a quadcopter
Video and pictures of drilling milo into cover crop residue, taken with a DJI quadcopter.
The LG G3 is still the best Verizon phone for the farm
The G3 is the only phone with good reception, acceptable software and an upgradable battery on the Verizon network.
It’s been nearly three months since my father left me with the farm. It was precisely one year ago today when he saw my newborn son in the hospital. While we were watching Nolan get passed from family member to family member in the birthing suite, he told me, “You have achieved immortality.” I thought about that […]
Here’s a demonstration video created for the ATS class in Orlando showing some footage from canola cutting in Kansas during June.