1.16.13 – Around the farm…


John and Grant removing volunteer trees and brush from field borders

Since our last update, the cold weather has provided frozen ground and allowed us to resume clearing brush and removing trees.  The corn planter has moved into the shop, and Dennis is installing Precision Planting’s “Air Force” system.  This system monitors and regulates the down pressure in which the seed is placed into the soil.  As soil conditions change throughout the field, this should improve the consistency of depth in which a the seed is planted.  Dennis fabricated a bracket to mount the air compressor to the planter, and we are installing “lift bags” and hardware to each row unit.





Thorns on locust trees being removed












Grant with freshly cut tree












Dennis guiding air compressor into place on the planter












Mounting bracket prior to paint