Another productive week has wrapped up as November weather was unseasonably nice again. I was able to get our fall burndown spraying done and finished just as a nasty thunderstorm blew through. It blew so hard that our 700-bushel grain cart that was dropped in the barn lot rolled back 50 feet and turned sideways. That takes some wind! It was about the only thing still sitting out as the combine and most of the other harvest equipment got cleaned up and put to bed for storage this past week.

I got a good start on hog barn work over the weekend. Housekeeping and winterizing were on the list. Our winter litters are due beginning in a few weeks and concluding in February. The timing of raising show pigs works well with row-crop farming. Farrow in winter and get them sold before the corn planter rolls.

These are our final comments for the column for the 2016 year. It has been my pleasure to report about a good crop in our area this year. Have a happy holiday season and stay warm this winter.

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