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poor farmer/logger last won the day on November 28 2021

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  • Birthday 03/21/1984

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    Prince Albert Saskatchewan
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    Farming, Logging, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes

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  1. All of our prices north of the border are down 3-4 dollars a bushel too. Seems people aren’t hungry anymore. China is buying from Australia again is one thing they’re blaming it on here.
  2. The DuPont overhaul always scares me a bit. I’d almost prefer to see it in its working clothes. It does Appear to be in decent shape but I agree it is a bit high. Prices have been going up though. You know the old saying though, a fool and his money are soon parted.
  3. Well how can a group of grumpy old guys on the internet compete with that ehh 😂😂 Good to hear he’s keeping well. Tell him I say hi.
  4. We’ve had a little bit of work done in shops and have some private guys that run their own shops do some work for us. Overall we haven’t had any bad experiences. I do pretty much all of our repair work but I must admit as I get older I’m getting tired of it. Need a bigger shop so I can spread the workload out into the winter more. It all gets crammed into the summer months usually and doesn’t leave much time for anything else. This summer was worse with the major combine repairs. My brother was traveling down to Arizona about 20 years ago with his mid 90tys Toyota 4 runner. He got out into the middle of no where and the serpentine belt started to go I think was the problem. Got to a major center where he could get one and the shop tied to convince him that he needed a water pump too. Said nope just change the belt. Many thousands of kms later he sold it with the same water pump on it yet still running strong.
  5. Haven’t heard from Dale in Quebec lately either. @Qc.Can.IH man Maybe @Hot Plug has kidnapped him on some adventure again lol.
  6. My brother has his all set up that way. Uses it for YouTube if he needs it for when he’s working on something. Makes viewing a little easier. Hows the snow situation so far? Nothing to speak of here yet. Keep hoping but so far nothing to get excited about. No snowmobiling yet.
  7. We’ve lost some of older well established trees the last few years too. We did something similar too in our yard. Along the grid road we had thousands of little spruce pop up. We managed to keep the rm mowers out of them for a few years and then the road construction was going to start so we took the v ditched and made 3 trenches west from the shop where they cleared out the 100 year old maples that we’re getting well past their age. Took the skid steer bucket and dug out a bucket full of trees at a time then separated them with a spade and filled the v ditch partially back in. They really took off. They were around a foot tall when we moved them and now they’re pushing 15-20 feet. That was almost 20 years ago now already though. Seems like just yesterday. I like to think the v ditch helped to shelter them a little bit and hold some extra water when it rained or the snow melted. Not sure if it made a huge difference or not but figured it couldn’t hurt. Overtime it’s all leveled out again and you can’t even tell anymore. Need to pull some caraganas out before they take over though.
  8. So do you buy seedlings to plant for future crops or grow your own? Up here we’d be 10-15 years to grow a white spruce to that size from a seedling. Haven’t had the best of luck growing our own. Currently have a pot in the house with 15-20 small volunteer trees coming from seeds that drifted into the flower pot on the deck. They’re 2-3 inches tall now. The death rate seems very high with them though. Awfully sensitive it seems.
  9. Bit of a art to get them all shaped up nice and even too. Not sure where the local shops get their trees from around here. I know there used to be a tree farm along the one highway but he gave up and the trees have gotten to big now. Didn’t help that highways came through and expropriated some land to twin the highway. Not sure they ever did come to a fair compensation for the trees he lost. Not sure if they were able to move some or not.
  10. Oh I deserve it Mike. I should’ve known better that night. Trust me you’re not the only one who reminds me on occasion lol. It’s all good though we can all laugh about it now. We’re talking about doing the same trip this winter again if the snow ever comes that is. Pretty bleak looking outside right now. Still hauling firewood home though so making the best of it.
  11. I haven’t tried the cherry flavored diesel to see if it has any better additives yet might have to look into that 😂😂 no carbon tax on the red fuel so it’s cheaper so far lol. Still stupid expensive for what it is though. Paying 1.45/l give or take a few cents now.
  12. Ooff that doesn’t look Like fun. If that was our dirt there’d be nothing left of the seat cushion from being puckered up all the time lol. Hopefully the end is in sight you’ve had a tough fall with mud and down rice.
  13. That’s a lot of years of hard work to get those trees to that point. Looks good. Saw is definitely overkill but I do the same so I’m not going to judge lol 😂. we were just talking this afternoon weather we were going to get a real tree again this year or not. We’ve never put up a fake one but some years have slacked off and didn’t go to the bush to get one. We have a bunch on our own quarter but I’ve never taken the time to shape or prune them. Lots are grown close together too so that’s not the best either. Usually manage to find something acceptable though and throw some ornaments on it. Definitely not all of them were Charlie Brown Christmas trees lol.
  14. For sure please do. We could all use a little Christmas cheer anyways lol.
  15. That was 40 or so miles north of home. We don’t have much for snow left around the farm either. Just the shady spots and a little bit of white in the fields. Certainly not snowmobile conditions yet lol. Could’ve almost picked your way down the trail up there though. Would’ve been awfully rough though. Yea those bugs can be a real pain that’s for sure. We’ve dealt with them a few times now. I have one other bin with wheat from a year ago but I’d been taking some out of it during the summer and typically don’t have issues with that bin. I filled it up with some other wheat from a year ago at harvest time so hopefully it’s still good anyways. Prices sure aren’t doing much though. Wheat can’t seem to get back over 10 bucks even. Stuck down around 9. Canola is a real roller coaster too. Had a target trigger today on a small bit that I’d hauled in last week. 15.50. Would like to see a 7 or 8 on that second digit not a 5. Could be worse I suppose, could be a 2.
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