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Well finally got going just before 2:30. Got 100 acres in and called it a day when I ran out of seed again at 10:00.  No major problems so far so that’s a plus. Few little issues before I could get going but nothing to major.  Had to recharge the ac, and fix a couple little things on the air cart. Got a hud hose that’s cracked and leaking oil now I see so when I go into pa to see mom again I’ll have to take that with.  Dr says she’ll lilely come home Thursday or Friday so hopefully that goes well. Not much for mobility yet but it’s coming. Pretty tough to walk on one foot especially when it’s not your dominant foot.   Calling for rain tomorrow so it might be a rest day tomorrow. 

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Glad to hear mom is doing better and coming home 

 

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Well no progress today at all. Started raining at about 7:00 or so. Remembered when I woke up that the tarp wasn’t on the semi so a quick trip out the door in my t shirt, shorts and rubber boots to close it up before the fertilizer got to wet. Caught it early enough it should be fine. Took the alternator off the sprayer and headed in to see mom. New one was less then the cost to fix it so it was about brainer.  Moms headed home tomorrow so that’ll be good for her hopefully. She’s pretty happy to get out of there. 

Snow geese have sure moved in the last few days. Some of the biggest flocks I’ve ever seen. I’d almost venture to say millions of them as they cover multiple quarters at once not just spots in the field now.  Snapped a couple pics this morning. Not sure if they even show up though as truthfully I haven’t even looked at them yet lol. Took a video after that showed them very well but of course can’t share that.  Picture of the raid 1.5 miles west of home. Road was a lot drier at home then here oddly enough. Probably no seeding tomorrow though. 

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We went from light showers in the morning to blazing heat just after dinner. Then thunderstorm rolled by, mostly missing me, wind went wild and crazy and temp dropped into the 40s. So I was able to finish up seeding wheat in the late afternoon. Change over to canola and do almost 20 acres before calling it a day. Not bad progress and pretty much on schedule historically. Grass is white with frost this morning. 

 

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Last of the soybeans went in yesterday. 

This corn (pictured)  was the last field planted 14 days ago.

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5 hours ago, lorenzo said:

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Last of the soybeans went in yesterday. 

This corn (pictured)  was the last field planted 14 days ago.

That’s one of my favourite times of the year when the new crop is just coming up out of the ground and you can see all the nice green rows coming up  

 

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Vehicles were all white this morning here. Friend said it was -5 for 5 hours so maybe just as well we don’t have any crop coming up yet. 

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4 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Vehicles were all white this morning here. Friend said it was -5 for 5 hours so maybe just as well we don’t have any crop coming up yet. 

I have a funny feeling there is going to be alot of reseeding happening in a week or so

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Started rolling soybeans this evening, with the JD 4430 and a home made (or made in a local shop) landroller. We bought that thing used lol, it has oak blocks as bearings lol

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Nothing wrong with that, it’s bought and paid for and it didn’t cost 40 or 50,000 like a new/newer degelmen lol.  Never tried soybeans here yet. Been a few experimenting with them but personally I think we’re to far north for them yet. 

I literally just walked back in the house. We got mom home earlier tonight so I went out around 7:00 or so and got a little more done. I would’ve finished the barley but the canola straw was plugging up the drill pretty bad. 

There was some stuff seeded a couple weeks ago that’ll be poking up now  it could be pretty sensitive yet I imagine  brother-in-law has some wheat coming up and I imagine some peas as well  

Took this pic tonight at sundown had the auto steer going so I opened up the door and held the camera outside to try and get a better pic lol. . 

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15 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

 

Took this pic tonight at sundown had the auto steer going so I opened up the door and held the camera outside to try and get a better pic lol. . 

 

Nice sunset shot. Don't fall out the door. :-) I did not have auto steer on any thing but did get this shot in transport heading out to pack-harrow a wheat field I seeded earlier this week. Seeded a little more canola later this afternoon. Cool, sunny, no rain. White frost on the grass this morning. 

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7 hours ago, Loadstar said:

Nice sunset shot. Don't fall out the door. 🙂 I did not have auto steer on any thing but did get this shot in transport heading out to pack-harrow a wheat field I seeded earlier this week. Seeded a little more canola later this afternoon. Cool, sunny, no rain. White frost on the grass this morning. 

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Sounds like you’re making good progress. Been a slow start here due to dealing with mom but hopefully things pick up a little now that she’s home.  Cold here this morning again too. 

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Used the JD 2550 today rolling them soybeans lol

 

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Finished up planting canola today. Hope its not too early. Overnight lows are still predicted to be in the freezing zone. Nothing but cold and wind without rain this spring. I know some of you guys elsewhere are getting our rain. There is still good moisture down below the surface but the top is sure dry. And that incessant wind just keeps drying it up more. I've been too busy to do much video editing but did get a minute or so uploaded to youtube tonight .

 

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Got half of the wheat in now. Hopefully finish it up today. (I typed tomorrow and then realized it was already today lol) just got back in from the field. 

Few pics from this evening. 

Seeding Brandon wheat this year as well  first year so we’ll see how it does up here. 

Having a awful time on this field with the heavy straw from last years canola crop of all things  it’s been harrows twice too but it’s plugging up almost every cut. Gets agrevating after a while  

 

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21 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Got half of the wheat in now. Hopefully finish it up today. (I typed tomorrow and then realized it was already today lol) just got back in from the field. 

Few pics from this evening. 

Seeding Brandon wheat this year as well  first year so we’ll see how it does up here. 

Having a awful time on this field with the heavy straw from last years canola crop of all things  it’s been harrows twice too but it’s plugging up almost every cut. Gets aggravating after a while  

Sounds like you are making good progress too. Brandon seems like a real good variety for here. A bit shorter than the older varieties. I had problems with straw plugging on my chem fallow fields. Two year old wheat straw was piling up and plugging the harrows and shanks at times. Better if I could get the points down deeper but for canola I did not want to bury the seed where it won't come up. Had problems with the electric clutch cutting out on the seed drive too. Hope I caught it in time but afraid I might have some blank spots in the field. 

Shot some video of harrow packing a field today. Cool, sunny, and as usual, windy. No rain even with an East wind this year. 

 


 

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Forecasting 5 to 7 inches of rain over the next few days and a chance of large hail tonight.  Woke up this morning to 42 degrees F , 

The corn is just high enough that some hail should just about ruin it. 

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3 hours ago, lorenzo said:

Forecasting 5 to 7 inches of rain over the next few days and a chance of large hail tonight.  Woke up this morning to 42 degrees F , 

The corn is just high enough that some hail should just about ruin it. 

That's terrible. Its crazy how the weather has been. It hasn't been hot here but haven't got any significant rain this spring yet. If things don't change we'll be hurting for moisture in a month. This is really not normal for us. Usually we're fighting rain and mud all spring

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This is the driest spring we’ve had in a while that’s for sure. Thankfully the moisture is still there just below the surface.  I was spraying all day today and part of yesterday  I went through some spots that I haven’t dared go before. If I had the floater tires on I would’ve gone straight through it all without any hesitation. As it is with 320 tires on I was cutting 1’ ruts the odd spot where I haven’t been able to drive through before.  Most places it just pulled a little harder going through. 

I finished up the wheat last night.  Weeds were growing bad now so I had to go spray some today again so it’s ready to seed. Have 40 acres of oats left and then about 400 of canola to do. Hoping to be done this weekend but things are moving slower around here without the extra person to help shuffle things around. Seems like I don’t get much done before noon. Have to run around every morning getting things organized and set up for the day. 

Took a few pictures the last couple days again. 

Couple of panoramic shots at the community well where we haul all of our water from. Few shots from spraying. One of the big washout on my rented land with the Sk river just below. Couple shots of the last field of wheat. One where I almost got stuck too. Versatile was chewing awful hard to pull the drill through and around the corner up the hill. Almost spun out. Had to articulate my way out and managed to keep the tractor moving just enough to crawl though. Doesn’t look bad after the drill went through and levelled it out again but  I was puckered up for a bit lol.  One shot of my pet snake that decided to tag along on the drill for a while. Poor thing was still half alive actually. Hung on there for quite some time. 

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Here is pic of some wheat just emerging. Supposed to get some rain here in ND tommorrow and all weekend. Supposed to be a rainstorm event after about 100 acres I checked the drill and found a dead mouse plugging a run. We checked all when we started but it seems the run plugged up right away

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3 hours ago, dale560 said:

Here is pic of some wheat just emerging. Supposed to get some rain here in ND tommorrow and all weekend. Supposed to be a rainstorm event after about 100 acres I checked the drill and found a dead mouse plugging a run. We checked all when we started but it seems the run plugged up right away

 

Every year I have some plugged runs on the air seeder it seems. I've seeded a good many acres before I noticed it. Hope some of that rain makes it up here. I can't see if my wheat is up yet unless I walk into the field and get down on my knees to check. 

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On 5/21/2019 at 1:19 PM, Loadstar said:

Every year I have some plugged runs on the air seeder it seems. I've seeded a good many acres before I noticed it. Hope some of that rain makes it up here. I can't see if my wheat is up yet unless I walk into the field and get down on my knees to check. 

One thing nice about this dry weather is no plugged runs lol. Guys that seeded 3-4 weeks ago, the wheat is just up now. Took a long time but looks good now 

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Chewing away here yet. Down to the last 300 of canola now.  Have one more field to harrow before I can seed it though. Furthest away from home so it’s always a bit of a pain to deal with. Have to take mom in this morning to get her staples out so not sure if I’ll be turning wheels this morning or playing nurse/taxi driver. 

I’m  forever chasing plugged runs with fertilizer lumps. Don’t have a screen on the auger and we should. 

Kind of a sad thought when the cargo in the truck box is worth more then the truck lol. 

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4 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

 

Kind of a sad thought when the cargo in the truck box is worth more then the truck lol.

 

Brought home 20 bags of canola seed in my old 81 GMC last week. Worth about 10 ten times what the truck is at over $600 per bag. 

You take some nice photos. 

I'm on my last field of oats but its actually going to be 3 different small fields so will run into tomorrow. Trying to figure and adjust so I don't have any leftover seed or fertilizer. Early wheat is up pretty nice but not enough to show in the picture. 

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