Brandon Monebrake, Nov. 6

Do you have any pontoons? At my grandpa’s house we got 4 inches. I live two miles south and got 3.4 inches and my mom is six miles north in New Paris and she got 4.5. We’re done harvesting around home and we just have corn left at New Paris where they got 4.5 inches.

The winds were bad north of us up around Celina. It got windy here but it wasn’t enough to damage anything and the corn so far looks like it is all standing pretty well.

The only damage I have seen is where bean stubble or corn stubble went across the road flowing in the water and took out some corn. We’ll probably get back in running corn this week. We need to get done and that is all on gravel. After the last 1.5 inches we got, we went back in two days later and it was solid. We have about 130 acres of the corn left that is on gravel so we have some corn we can hopefully run yet this week.

Right now we are in one of our best varieties and the field is averaging 230. It is a late corn and it came up a month after we planted it and it is at 21% or 22% moisture. You can afford to dry it for that. Everything around home went between 175 and 185 and that set in the ground for a month and some of it was replanted. We didn’t do any replanting around New Paris. We’re hoping all of that corn makes above 200.

We have 63 acres of beans left over near Richmond. It can’t be muddy when we run them or we’ll slide down into the trees. The beans have pretty much all been between 55 and 65. The later beans were not as good as the early beans.

Last year we finished on Nov. 3. We still have around 400 acres of corn and the 63 acres of beans left to do. Grandpa is getting nervous.

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