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Dryer

Farm Fans Triple Stack Grain Dryer

 

  • Click photo for Craigslist listing
  • FFI CMS-4263
  • Vision N2 Control
  • AC Meter Drive with VFD
  • Grain inverters
  • 8' Trash pan
  • 4' Auger extension
  • Watch Dog Software
  • Outside catwalk on top 2 modules
  • Full heat 5 pts 3,960 bph, Full heat 10 pts 2,460 bph
  • EXTREMELY CLEAN and EXCELLENT condition
  • paid twice as much for this new in 2013
  • $140,000

 

Also Selling GSI/DMC 6' Air Transfer System

  • 3-480 volt blower, air lock, control panel
  • 75 hp motor and drive package
  • 1 hp. air lock motor
  • precleaner for air intake
  • silencer for blower intake
  • lots of 6" piping
  • $22,000

Mama Doesn't Always Know Best

Yesterday, as our family was all together celebrating Mother's Day, the kids went on a search for the baby kittens born on the farm this spring.  We have located three litters so far.  You never can tell how many may be around the farm, we were expecting two and were surprised when we found what we thought was a wild barn TOM CAT, had a litter of four kittens in the seed shed.  When I say wild barn cat, that's what I mean. Wild.  No can touch.  Not at all.  So I guess we assumed wrong on that one!

 

Those babies stayed in the seed shed for a week or more in a box full of empty seed sacks.  Apparently the commotion in there lately forced her to move them to a big drum also in the seed shed that is more out of the way.  When we couldn't find her in that spot on Sunday we began to worry a little.  Usually worrying about barn cats is silly because they are SMART and take care of themselves and their babies.  They are survivors.  Street smart felines!  

 

Today we heard some kitten cries and upon further investigation realized she had moved them to the bed of  THE SERVICE TRUCK. Um, that won't work!!  Luckily, she was not in there with them (remember the wild part, hissing, showing teeth, throwing claws) so I donned my work gloves and dove in under that big tank there in the back of the truck. I wasn't sure if I was in for a hissing and scratching session from the four babies or not.  Luckily they were pretty docile!  They are now safely back in the seed shed in the barrel where they had been before.

 

 I hope that this other mama cat seen walking away from the truck tells her friend where I moved her babies.  I'm not worried.  Barn cats are street smart.  Those babies will be fine!  Life on the farm...

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Visitors!

We love to have visitors on the farm.  These guys came today for a look at our operation and quick lesson on the high speed planter and we are so glad they did!

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After the Flood (well, we hope)

We had more rain over the weekend, but just for a bit. Also had a quick shower midmorning today.  We are hoping the big rains are behind us now though.  This photo is of the drudge ditch to the north of the home farm, but is indicative of the rainfall we received on all of our farms. You can see that the ditch is out of it's banks and flowing fast, so it's doing it's job! This photo was taken Saturday morning and there has been much improvement of the water situation as of today.  

 

Two separate rain events dumped large volumes of water on our crops over the course of last week, which resulted in seed being underwater in several spots.  Even with good water management and fields prepared to handle water, this volume of water left us in a less than desirable position. 

 

Mother nature has been somewhat kind to us, however in the fact that the temps have been cooler after the rains.  The seedlings that are emerging can stand their underwater situation longer in the cool temperatures.  We are hoping that replanting and spotting in seed will be kept somewhat minimal compared to what it could have been if the temperatures had sky rocketed after all of the precipitation.  

A few days and some warmer temperatures at this point in the game, will be needed to evaluate the stands of the seedlings and better evaluate the situation going forward. There is always something to be thankful for, even after the flood!  

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Encourage the Passion

This the youngest.  He, like the oldest kid on the farm, is pretty passionate, pretty driven.  It was Farm Day this week at his school and he was very excited to represent his family and our family business!  All of the guys were heavily into planting and the weather has been JUST PERFECT for planting.  That meant, no equipment operators around to take a tractor or semi to town to park in the school yard.  He settled on showcasing something we do for a hobby on the farm.  We show pigs!  

 

So since mom and grandma can handle that equipment just fine (for the record, grandma can handle tractors, but mom cannot) we headed to town with a livestock trailer and a couple of show pigs to share with the kids at the local grade school.

The kids liked to see the pigs as well as the sheep and bunnies and the big red tractor that was at the school.  However, their enthusiasm as spectators was paled by his enthusiasm to teach them all about agriculture.  Heaven knows what he told them throughout the day, but in the livestock trailer with the pigs, he was a hoot!

It is fun to see the passion for ag passed down through the generations. Who knows what the future holds for our farm or any farm for the next generation, but to spark the passion in your children in any vain is magical to see.

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Dryer

Farm Fans Triple Stack Grain Dryer

 

  • Click photo for Craigslist listing
  • FFI CMS-4263
  • Vision N2 Control
  • AC Meter Drive with VFD
  • Grain inverters
  • 8' Trash pan
  • 4' Auger extension
  • Watch Dog Software
  • Outside catwalk on top 2 modules
  • Full heat 5 pts 3,960 bph, Full heat 10 pts 2,460 bph
  • EXTREMELY CLEAN and EXCELLENT condition
  • paid twice as much for this new in 2013
  • $140,000

 

Also Selling GSI/DMC 6' Air Transfer System

  • 3-480 volt blower, air lock, control panel
  • 75 hp motor and drive package
  • 1 hp. air lock motor
  • precleaner for air intake
  • silencer for blower intake
  • lots of 6" piping
  • $22,000

Mama Doesn't Always Know Best

Yesterday, as our family was all together celebrating Mother's Day, the kids went on a search for the baby kittens born on the farm this spring.  We have located three litters so far.  You never can tell how many may be around the farm, we were expecting two and were surprised when we found what we thought was a wild barn TOM CAT, had a litter of four kittens in the seed shed.  When I say wild barn cat, that's what I mean. Wild.  No can touch.  Not at all.  So I guess we assumed wrong on that one!

 

Those babies stayed in the seed shed for a week or more in a box full of empty seed sacks.  Apparently the commotion in there lately forced her to move them to a big drum also in the seed shed that is more out of the way.  When we couldn't find her in that spot on Sunday we began to worry a little.  Usually worrying about barn cats is silly because they are SMART and take care of themselves and their babies.  They are survivors.  Street smart felines!  

 

Today we heard some kitten cries and upon further investigation realized she had moved them to the bed of  THE SERVICE TRUCK. Um, that won't work!!  Luckily, she was not in there with them (remember the wild part, hissing, showing teeth, throwing claws) so I donned my work gloves and dove in under that big tank there in the back of the truck. I wasn't sure if I was in for a hissing and scratching session from the four babies or not.  Luckily they were pretty docile!  They are now safely back in the seed shed in the barrel where they had been before.

 

 I hope that this other mama cat seen walking away from the truck tells her friend where I moved her babies.  I'm not worried.  Barn cats are street smart.  Those babies will be fine!  Life on the farm...

0 Comments

Visitors!

We love to have visitors on the farm.  These guys came today for a look at our operation and quick lesson on the high speed planter and we are so glad they did!

0 Comments

After the Flood (well, we hope)

We had more rain over the weekend, but just for a bit. Also had a quick shower midmorning today.  We are hoping the big rains are behind us now though.  This photo is of the drudge ditch to the north of the home farm, but is indicative of the rainfall we received on all of our farms. You can see that the ditch is out of it's banks and flowing fast, so it's doing it's job! This photo was taken Saturday morning and there has been much improvement of the water situation as of today.  

 

Two separate rain events dumped large volumes of water on our crops over the course of last week, which resulted in seed being underwater in several spots.  Even with good water management and fields prepared to handle water, this volume of water left us in a less than desirable position. 

 

Mother nature has been somewhat kind to us, however in the fact that the temps have been cooler after the rains.  The seedlings that are emerging can stand their underwater situation longer in the cool temperatures.  We are hoping that replanting and spotting in seed will be kept somewhat minimal compared to what it could have been if the temperatures had sky rocketed after all of the precipitation.  

A few days and some warmer temperatures at this point in the game, will be needed to evaluate the stands of the seedlings and better evaluate the situation going forward. There is always something to be thankful for, even after the flood!  

1 Comments

Encourage the Passion

This the youngest.  He, like the oldest kid on the farm, is pretty passionate, pretty driven.  It was Farm Day this week at his school and he was very excited to represent his family and our family business!  All of the guys were heavily into planting and the weather has been JUST PERFECT for planting.  That meant, no equipment operators around to take a tractor or semi to town to park in the school yard.  He settled on showcasing something we do for a hobby on the farm.  We show pigs!  

 

So since mom and grandma can handle that equipment just fine (for the record, grandma can handle tractors, but mom cannot) we headed to town with a livestock trailer and a couple of show pigs to share with the kids at the local grade school.

The kids liked to see the pigs as well as the sheep and bunnies and the big red tractor that was at the school.  However, their enthusiasm as spectators was paled by his enthusiasm to teach them all about agriculture.  Heaven knows what he told them throughout the day, but in the livestock trailer with the pigs, he was a hoot!

It is fun to see the passion for ag passed down through the generations. Who knows what the future holds for our farm or any farm for the next generation, but to spark the passion in your children in any vain is magical to see.

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Dryer

Farm Fans Triple Stack Grain Dryer

 

  • Click photo for Craigslist listing
  • FFI CMS-4263
  • Vision N2 Control
  • AC Meter Drive with VFD
  • Grain inverters
  • 8' Trash pan
  • 4' Auger extension
  • Watch Dog Software
  • Outside catwalk on top 2 modules
  • Full heat 5 pts 3,960 bph, Full heat 10 pts 2,460 bph
  • EXTREMELY CLEAN and EXCELLENT condition
  • paid twice as much for this new in 2013
  • $140,000

 

Also Selling GSI/DMC 6' Air Transfer System

  • 3-480 volt blower, air lock, control panel
  • 75 hp motor and drive package
  • 1 hp. air lock motor
  • precleaner for air intake
  • silencer for blower intake
  • lots of 6" piping
  • $22,000

Mama Doesn't Always Know Best

Yesterday, as our family was all together celebrating Mother's Day, the kids went on a search for the baby kittens born on the farm this spring.  We have located three litters so far.  You never can tell how many may be around the farm, we were expecting two and were surprised when we found what we thought was a wild barn TOM CAT, had a litter of four kittens in the seed shed.  When I say wild barn cat, that's what I mean. Wild.  No can touch.  Not at all.  So I guess we assumed wrong on that one!

 

Those babies stayed in the seed shed for a week or more in a box full of empty seed sacks.  Apparently the commotion in there lately forced her to move them to a big drum also in the seed shed that is more out of the way.  When we couldn't find her in that spot on Sunday we began to worry a little.  Usually worrying about barn cats is silly because they are SMART and take care of themselves and their babies.  They are survivors.  Street smart felines!  

 

Today we heard some kitten cries and upon further investigation realized she had moved them to the bed of  THE SERVICE TRUCK. Um, that won't work!!  Luckily, she was not in there with them (remember the wild part, hissing, showing teeth, throwing claws) so I donned my work gloves and dove in under that big tank there in the back of the truck. I wasn't sure if I was in for a hissing and scratching session from the four babies or not.  Luckily they were pretty docile!  They are now safely back in the seed shed in the barrel where they had been before.

 

 I hope that this other mama cat seen walking away from the truck tells her friend where I moved her babies.  I'm not worried.  Barn cats are street smart.  Those babies will be fine!  Life on the farm...

0 Comments

Visitors!

We love to have visitors on the farm.  These guys came today for a look at our operation and quick lesson on the high speed planter and we are so glad they did!

0 Comments

After the Flood (well, we hope)

We had more rain over the weekend, but just for a bit. Also had a quick shower midmorning today.  We are hoping the big rains are behind us now though.  This photo is of the drudge ditch to the north of the home farm, but is indicative of the rainfall we received on all of our farms. You can see that the ditch is out of it's banks and flowing fast, so it's doing it's job! This photo was taken Saturday morning and there has been much improvement of the water situation as of today.  

 

Two separate rain events dumped large volumes of water on our crops over the course of last week, which resulted in seed being underwater in several spots.  Even with good water management and fields prepared to handle water, this volume of water left us in a less than desirable position. 

 

Mother nature has been somewhat kind to us, however in the fact that the temps have been cooler after the rains.  The seedlings that are emerging can stand their underwater situation longer in the cool temperatures.  We are hoping that replanting and spotting in seed will be kept somewhat minimal compared to what it could have been if the temperatures had sky rocketed after all of the precipitation.  

A few days and some warmer temperatures at this point in the game, will be needed to evaluate the stands of the seedlings and better evaluate the situation going forward. There is always something to be thankful for, even after the flood!  

1 Comments

Encourage the Passion

This the youngest.  He, like the oldest kid on the farm, is pretty passionate, pretty driven.  It was Farm Day this week at his school and he was very excited to represent his family and our family business!  All of the guys were heavily into planting and the weather has been JUST PERFECT for planting.  That meant, no equipment operators around to take a tractor or semi to town to park in the school yard.  He settled on showcasing something we do for a hobby on the farm.  We show pigs!  

 

So since mom and grandma can handle that equipment just fine (for the record, grandma can handle tractors, but mom cannot) we headed to town with a livestock trailer and a couple of show pigs to share with the kids at the local grade school.

The kids liked to see the pigs as well as the sheep and bunnies and the big red tractor that was at the school.  However, their enthusiasm as spectators was paled by his enthusiasm to teach them all about agriculture.  Heaven knows what he told them throughout the day, but in the livestock trailer with the pigs, he was a hoot!

It is fun to see the passion for ag passed down through the generations. Who knows what the future holds for our farm or any farm for the next generation, but to spark the passion in your children in any vain is magical to see.

0 Comments

Dryer

Farm Fans Triple Stack Grain Dryer

 

  • Click photo for Craigslist listing
  • FFI CMS-4263
  • Vision N2 Control
  • AC Meter Drive with VFD
  • Grain inverters
  • 8' Trash pan
  • 4' Auger extension
  • Watch Dog Software
  • Outside catwalk on top 2 modules
  • Full heat 5 pts 3,960 bph, Full heat 10 pts 2,460 bph
  • EXTREMELY CLEAN and EXCELLENT condition
  • paid twice as much for this new in 2013
  • $140,000

 

Also Selling GSI/DMC 6' Air Transfer System

  • 3-480 volt blower, air lock, control panel
  • 75 hp motor and drive package
  • 1 hp. air lock motor
  • precleaner for air intake
  • silencer for blower intake
  • lots of 6" piping
  • $22,000

Mama Doesn't Always Know Best

Yesterday, as our family was all together celebrating Mother's Day, the kids went on a search for the baby kittens born on the farm this spring.  We have located three litters so far.  You never can tell how many may be around the farm, we were expecting two and were surprised when we found what we thought was a wild barn TOM CAT, had a litter of four kittens in the seed shed.  When I say wild barn cat, that's what I mean. Wild.  No can touch.  Not at all.  So I guess we assumed wrong on that one!

 

Those babies stayed in the seed shed for a week or more in a box full of empty seed sacks.  Apparently the commotion in there lately forced her to move them to a big drum also in the seed shed that is more out of the way.  When we couldn't find her in that spot on Sunday we began to worry a little.  Usually worrying about barn cats is silly because they are SMART and take care of themselves and their babies.  They are survivors.  Street smart felines!  

 

Today we heard some kitten cries and upon further investigation realized she had moved them to the bed of  THE SERVICE TRUCK. Um, that won't work!!  Luckily, she was not in there with them (remember the wild part, hissing, showing teeth, throwing claws) so I donned my work gloves and dove in under that big tank there in the back of the truck. I wasn't sure if I was in for a hissing and scratching session from the four babies or not.  Luckily they were pretty docile!  They are now safely back in the seed shed in the barrel where they had been before.

 

 I hope that this other mama cat seen walking away from the truck tells her friend where I moved her babies.  I'm not worried.  Barn cats are street smart.  Those babies will be fine!  Life on the farm...

0 Comments

Visitors!

We love to have visitors on the farm.  These guys came today for a look at our operation and quick lesson on the high speed planter and we are so glad they did!

0 Comments

After the Flood (well, we hope)

We had more rain over the weekend, but just for a bit. Also had a quick shower midmorning today.  We are hoping the big rains are behind us now though.  This photo is of the drudge ditch to the north of the home farm, but is indicative of the rainfall we received on all of our farms. You can see that the ditch is out of it's banks and flowing fast, so it's doing it's job! This photo was taken Saturday morning and there has been much improvement of the water situation as of today.  

 

Two separate rain events dumped large volumes of water on our crops over the course of last week, which resulted in seed being underwater in several spots.  Even with good water management and fields prepared to handle water, this volume of water left us in a less than desirable position. 

 

Mother nature has been somewhat kind to us, however in the fact that the temps have been cooler after the rains.  The seedlings that are emerging can stand their underwater situation longer in the cool temperatures.  We are hoping that replanting and spotting in seed will be kept somewhat minimal compared to what it could have been if the temperatures had sky rocketed after all of the precipitation.  

A few days and some warmer temperatures at this point in the game, will be needed to evaluate the stands of the seedlings and better evaluate the situation going forward. There is always something to be thankful for, even after the flood!  

1 Comments

Encourage the Passion

This the youngest.  He, like the oldest kid on the farm, is pretty passionate, pretty driven.  It was Farm Day this week at his school and he was very excited to represent his family and our family business!  All of the guys were heavily into planting and the weather has been JUST PERFECT for planting.  That meant, no equipment operators around to take a tractor or semi to town to park in the school yard.  He settled on showcasing something we do for a hobby on the farm.  We show pigs!  

 

So since mom and grandma can handle that equipment just fine (for the record, grandma can handle tractors, but mom cannot) we headed to town with a livestock trailer and a couple of show pigs to share with the kids at the local grade school.

The kids liked to see the pigs as well as the sheep and bunnies and the big red tractor that was at the school.  However, their enthusiasm as spectators was paled by his enthusiasm to teach them all about agriculture.  Heaven knows what he told them throughout the day, but in the livestock trailer with the pigs, he was a hoot!

It is fun to see the passion for ag passed down through the generations. Who knows what the future holds for our farm or any farm for the next generation, but to spark the passion in your children in any vain is magical to see.

0 Comments