The Andersons – week 2

This week has been pretty steadily the same work with filling fertilizer trucks and our own machines for application. With inventory and inspection coming soon, we have been cleaning up all around the buildings and getting things organized. I went through a lot of our pallets and stacks of chemical that we have, making sure they were where they are supposed to be. I also spent a good amount of time going through our seed warehouse re-stacking pallets and getting certain varieties together to be able to see what is left and how many bags of each. I actually enjoy cleaning and organizing because I am a person who likes things to be neat and in their place.

Other than that, not a whole lot has changed other than the crops around the area are finally starting to emerge and everyone is getting caught up from the late spring we had. I would like to say that our busiest time of the spring is now behind us at our location, which is a good feeling in some sense. I hope to be able to get out in the fields more in the upcoming weeks to check our plots and record some information on those. I do know that we have another train coming in for corn within the next couple of days, so that will be interesting to see again.

Today though, I was able to go to our Oakley location and help with taking the tarp off of the 1.5 million bushel corn pile that they have there. This was quite the task to say the least and was a really good workout by the end of it.  They can now start to transfer the corn over to other grain bins which will eventually load into a train when they have enough transferred.  I took a picture from the top of the pile which shows the grain setup they have. If you look closely, there is a white pickup on the ground which looks like a little toy and gives an idea of how big this pile is.

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