Monday, October 29, 2012
Here is a simulator for you test your combine operating skills on a Case IH Rotary Combine. You can change the settings on the bottom and see how it changes the readouts above. The first thing you can do is try to go faster across the field and see what that does to your readout. It won't be long until you put the engine in full load or overload. What happens to the grain sample?
Here is a good story on how corn, soybeans and livestock have replaced the dwindling tobacco market in nearby Northern Kentucky. The article is about a family whom I have not met but have heard a lot about since one of the sons is on my Facebook readership and on NewAgTalk. I know a local dealer who used to deliver a lot of Pioneer seed and chemicals to their farm.
We were near Northern Kentucky yesterday and could have come that way home. We were visiting the famous Findlay Market in downtown Cincinnati for our first time together. The market opened in 1852 and is still going after all these years. We did not find Miss Jenny's Pickles but 60 Minutes had a great story about them and Asheboro, North Carolina last night!
We picked up some fresh gulf shrimp we hope to enjoy tonight and some fresh vegetables to go with them. We had to have something to eat before we left so we ordered an authentic Greek Gyro or "Yuro" from Demetri at Areti's stand in the market. LuAnn got a cellphone picture of Demetri slicing off the roast lamb and beef off the spinning spools. It was definitely authentic and not some American clone of a gyro and we can highly recommend it! Our friends who visit us might get to taste one in the future!
Here is a good one from Mike Huckabee. The intense battle for president has a few candidates really disoriented. "I know what it’s like to campaign so hard, you sometimes forget where you are. So I think Joe Biden can be forgiven for telling a crowd in Ohio that he’d seen all the ads running “here in Iowa.” Although Joe seems confused about a lot of things—and not just where he is, but the where the country is headed. But I think the one who really needs a break is President Obama. He told a crowd in Colorado that he wants to see more wind turbines made “here in China.” I don’t know how to explain that one, unless they brought him Chinese food and he assumed he was in Beijing."
We picked up almost an inch of rain last week so harvesting is going to slug down some here, right when corn needs to be harvested. It will be interesting to see what the Crop Weather Report says today. October 22 is still posted so we will check back to see the October 29 report later today.
Blessings to all, especially those in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Steve Groff has already delayed his big fall Cover Crop Field Day a week. Terry Taylor also has one at his farm near Geff Illinois next week as well as our friend Jules Willott. If you are anywhere near Missouri, Illinois or Pennsylvania, you have no excuse to see a good cover crop field day next week!