Author: Brian Scott

Farm Week in Pictures 10/25/2014

It finally happened.  We had a full week of dry enough soil and good weather to put in a full week of harvest.  There are quite a few less acres on our farm to harvest now.  We are now around two-thirds done with harvest. Popcorn When we harvest popcorn all three trucks are usually loaded […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 10/18/2014

We kept somewhat busy during a wet week.  Rain kept us away from harvest Sunday through Saturday.  Our farm has been really wet. Wet Week View the story “East 80 Wet” on Storify High water alert.  Just 2″ of rain made everything wet.  Our soils have been close to saturated since heavy rains came ahead […]

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Farm Week Pictures 10/11/2014

Light rains came to the farm during the week, but we weren’t kept out of the fields for long.  We made some good progress on harvest, and finished Saturday night with the start of popcorn harvest. Harvest Weather Wet weather has made harvest slow, but fall always offers up some picture-worthy sights. A nice shot […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 10/04/2014

A varied week of farm activity and inactivity.  Got some good days of harvest in, and then it rained a few inches putting us out of commission until it’s dry enough to venture out on the soil again. Passed Out You spend enough time as a passenger in a tractor or combine and you’ll pass […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 09/27/2014

Harvest continued this week.  We harvested all the soybeans we found were ready to cut aside from the few acres we had to leave because the ground was just too wet to drive across.  We got into about 40 acres of corn in two different fields before we called it quits Saturday afternoon.  Grain moisture is […]

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Great Grain Cart Improvements

A grain cart is a great tool for adding efficiency to harvest.  A cart keeps a combine moving while spending more time harvesting and less time driving to and from trucks waiting at the edge of a field.  Combines are expensive to operate so the less hours a farmer can put on his combine the […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 09/06/2014

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 […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 08/30/2014

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 […]

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How to Avoid GMO Popcorn

Avoiding the consumption of genetically modified, or GMO, popcorn is very easy.  All anyone needs to do is eat popcorn.  Simple as can be.  As this post is written (August 2014) there is no GMO popcorn on store shelves nor is there any available for farmers to grow. I raise popcorn for Weaver Popcorn, and […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 08/17/2014

Farm Week in Pictures has been on hiatus for a few weeks.  Several weeks actually.  After wheat harvest, I didn’t have a great deal of unique pictures to show off.  We spent a lot of days hauling in the rest of the 2013 corn crop, and we spent a week at Disney World.  But things […]

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