No news from the field in this months newsletter, you probably wouldn’t want to hear it anyway. Mother Nature is not cooperating, and we have some seriously ornery (rightfully so!) farmers. Be sure to stay tuned for our July newsletter where Gary will hopefully have something positive to share!
This is the latest spring we have ever not gotten into the field. Yes, records are for one thing and one thing only, to be broken. Patience has definitely been tested around here and we are trying to hold a positive spin on things.
By Gary Pahl It is always tough to say goodbye to the Patriarch of a family business. My Dad was nine years old when the family business was thrust upon his shoulders. The year was 1943 when his father was shot in the back and paralyzed from the chest down in a deer hunting accident. [...]
By Gary Pahl Everything is put away and tucked in a shed; the dog is guarding the shop from any mice scurrying about. The fridge is stocked with the famous Budweiser beer and the scotch bottle has been brought out to warm the belly. Christmas is a wonderful time of year to sit back and [...]
By Gary Pahl As we head into winter we want to make sure everything is cleaned up and ready for spring. There is nothing more frustrating than pulling out a piece of equipment thinking it is ready to go and having to start making repairs on it. More importantly a fall clean up on a [...]
By Gary Pahl The harvest this fall is at a rapid pace with the nice dry weather we are having. The pumpkin crop is very nice in this part of the country, but out east is another story. So far we have sent three semi loads of pumpkins out to the Boston area with more [...]
Employee Name: Gary Pahl Number of years of Service at Pahl’s: 45 Briefly describe your job duties at Pahl’s: Read last month’s newsletter, agronomist, accountant, laborer, attorney, salesman, ambassador for the industry, truck driver, entomologist, boss and friend. What is the most rewarding part of your job? For me, it’s watching something grow from [...]
By Gary Pahl 4:15AM: My alarm goes off 5:00AM: I say hi to Pete and Laura at Holiday Gas station. After that, I radio my brother, Brian, for our morning chat. Brian has already been up for a couple of hours and has begun picking corn. He has to have enough picked for the crew [...]
By Gary Pahl The month of June brings the longest days of the year. June is also the wettest month. So what happens? The garden, filled with precious plants, grows the fastest and weeds begin to take over unless you stay on top of it. Weeds are the worst element for the garden. They will [...]