1/6/14: Weather challenges
The weather this winter has already produced more snowfall than the past few years combined. Although the snow and ice has been challenging, the conditions have produced excellent “quick-ship” opportunities for delivering grain to the processors in Decatur. On three different occasions, we have scurried to deliver as much as possible over short periods of time. The weather has disrupted the flow of grain, and processors have been forced to increase their bid to entice the grain movement to begin. We have taken advantage of these “gifts,” which have required us to deliver through the weekends to make the deadlines. Great opportunities for our farm to reduce additional grain ownership.
The poor weather has also led us to be thankful for projects indoors. We are currently renovating the interior of our shop to allow for indoor maintenance on larger equipment. We hope to have the prep work completed over the next week.