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Started haylage yesterday. All the rye is mowed and did a little first cutting

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Well finally got some more done. Just about half done now. Wee little bit of wheat to do and we’ll be at the half way point.  Technically speaking though I’m all done lol.  Finished up the last of the

42 year old 1460 in 215 bu corn....

Soybeans here in north central Kansas Looking good 

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19 hours ago, bitty said:

Started haylage yesterday. All the rye is mowed and did a little first cutting

Looks like you could cover a lot of ground quick at that speed. Here most gay fields are so rough that you’re doing good to hit 4 or 5 mph lol.  New hay land being somewhat of the exception. Doesn’t take long for the moles and badgers to make a mess it seems. 

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Down to the last quarter now. I’d like to finish tomorrow but suspect it will run on into wed as were out of fertilizer now so someone will have to go pick up some more. Maybe another bag or two of canola as well. Calling for a chance of rain tomorrow and the next day again  hopefully it holds off till I’m done  

@db1486 @Loadstar how are you guys making out? 

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Got rained out this afternoon with 75 acres left 😢. Hopefully we don’t get to much but the forecast doesn’t sound great for seeding.  Radar shows a heavy band coming in a bit  

Nanaged to plant the tractor today too unexpectedly. There’s one soft spot along the edge of that run for some reason. The ground this spring there is spongy. Dig a hole and you’d hit water I’m sure. 20 feet over in the actual slough bottom it was pretty well dry. Seeded through it like nothing after being rescued. 

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Planted the old case today, it’s a fairly wet field but looked dry enough....ADE8139F-3868-40F2-8CAA-E328A1919144.thumb.jpeg.8f6eaa753f2d6206c3dd336a5bb5e04e.jpegA1A9364B-4C93-4D6B-A4EA-68C8EBC87511.thumb.jpeg.6ca99ae416fbafe571b4f8a5853467fc.jpeg 

unhooked and pulled the discs away from the seen. Left that spot for brush to grow I guess. Same field I disced in a few snakes, my son took a free pictures of the remains...1008228C-C6C1-45BE-A6BA-E8088A06EB30.thumb.jpeg.0dea64fc7f1c0f881776ca737b9d75b7.jpeg552B5732-97EF-4599-9809-760051ABDEBC.thumb.jpeg.e29c563e79253a8f085eb1a861c5795a.jpeg

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31 minutes ago, NY1468 said:

Planted the old case today, it’s a fairly wet field but looked dry enough....ADE8139F-3868-40F2-8CAA-E328A1919144.thumb.jpeg.8f6eaa753f2d6206c3dd336a5bb5e04e.jpegA1A9364B-4C93-4D6B-A4EA-68C8EBC87511.thumb.jpeg.6ca99ae416fbafe571b4f8a5853467fc.jpeg 

unhooked and pulled the discs away from the seen. Left that spot for brush to grow I guess. Same field I disced in a few snakes, my son took a free pictures of the remains...1008228C-C6C1-45BE-A6BA-E8088A06EB30.thumb.jpeg.0dea64fc7f1c0f881776ca737b9d75b7.jpeg552B5732-97EF-4599-9809-760051ABDEBC.thumb.jpeg.e29c563e79253a8f085eb1a861c5795a.jpeg

ORIN!!!!

 

Instead of trying to bury the Case to get rid of it next time call me and I will come down with a lowbed and give it a new home!!!

If Seth is going to give me flack for combining AND baling straw I can only imagine what he will say about your disking in snakes!!

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Finished seeding yesterday, took a drive today the first peas are up looking good need to get them rolled soon, durum start to see rows the wheat I did after looks ok so far, the canola is just starting to poke thru, everything is looking good so far good moisture but windy today and suppose to be even windier tomorrow so the moisture might leave us quickly, everyone in the area is mostly done, we have a big slough bottom that is rapidly drying with the wind and warm days so next week we might be able to get some barley into it either for feed barley or green feed 

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2 hours ago, NY1468 said:

Planted the old case today, it’s a fairly wet field but looked dry enough....ADE8139F-3868-40F2-8CAA-E328A1919144.thumb.jpeg.8f6eaa753f2d6206c3dd336a5bb5e04e.jpegA1A9364B-4C93-4D6B-A4EA-68C8EBC87511.thumb.jpeg.6ca99ae416fbafe571b4f8a5853467fc.jpeg 

unhooked and pulled the discs away from the seen. Left that spot for brush to grow I guess. Same field I disced in a few snakes, my son took a free pictures of the remains...1008228C-C6C1-45BE-A6BA-E8088A06EB30.thumb.jpeg.0dea64fc7f1c0f881776ca737b9d75b7.jpeg552B5732-97EF-4599-9809-760051ABDEBC.thumb.jpeg.e29c563e79253a8f085eb1a861c5795a.jpeg

Looks like you planted it pretty good in there. Sure can be deceiving at times. I was hoping to improve my record this spring and make it 2 years in a row that I didn’t get stuck vs the 7 before it that I was stuck every spring lol. 

Snakes, that’s why I live in the land where the winter wind hurts your face lol.  Looks a lot bigger then our little garter snakes here. Not venomous though I assume??

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43 minutes ago, wheatking said:

Finished seeding yesterday, took a drive today the first peas are up looking good need to get them rolled soon, durum start to see rows the wheat I did after looks ok so far, the canola is just starting to poke thru, everything is looking good so far good moisture but windy today and suppose to be even windier tomorrow so the moisture might leave us quickly, everyone in the area is mostly done, we have a big slough bottom that is rapidly drying with the wind and warm days so next week we might be able to get some barley into it either for feed barley or green feed 

Nice to have it done and out of the way. Before you know it we’ll be incrop spraying though. Got two quarters of canola that will need to be sprayed in the next few days before it starts to pile up. Foxtail is coming bad in spots now. Nothing much for broad leafs or other winter anuals though. 

Barley that I seeded a week ago is showing up in rows now so a few more days and the field will start to look green.  Pre pass I sprayed after seeding looks to be doing it’s job. Winter annuals are yellowing off anyways. 

Ended up with around 1/2” here so far. Yards good and muddy anyways. Nh3 driver filled me up just before supper I’m ghe yard and he was spinning to get back out again. 

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On 5/26/2020 at 12:18 AM, poor farmer/logger said:

 

@db1486 @Loadstar how are you guys making out? 

I'm here lol. Been checking in here when I can, just no no time to update lol. Things are rolling along good. Should be done wheat this morning then hopefully get some oats in the ground then start putting canola and flax in. Going to do a bunch of oats for greenfeed too so that will be last. If things go good we should be very close to done by the end of the weekend. Didn't really get rolling till mid last week then we got a good thunderstorm and hail Friday and about 2 inches of rain by time it was over with Sunday night. But was back seeding Monday evening. It sure is a funny spring around here. Not even 2 weeks ago it was dipping down to -9 at nights and nothing started growing till late last week. Even now about 2.5-3" down the ground is still cold. As far as moisture, we seem to be dry and wet if that makes any sense lol. Water table must be high because sloughs are all full and some fields we are leaving lots. Maybe if they dry up in a couple weeks we can get some oats for feed in them. And some fields are dried right out. The moisture won't last long with the winds we've been getting either! All I know is the tow straps have been getting a good workout this spring!! Lol

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7 hours ago, db1486 said:

I'm here lol. Been checking in here when I can, just no no time to update lol. Things are rolling along good. Should be done wheat this morning then hopefully get some oats in the ground then start putting canola and flax in. Going to do a bunch of oats for greenfeed too so that will be last. If things go good we should be very close to done by the end of the weekend. Didn't really get rolling till mid last week then we got a good thunderstorm and hail Friday and about 2 inches of rain by time it was over with Sunday night. But was back seeding Monday evening. It sure is a funny spring around here. Not even 2 weeks ago it was dipping down to -9 at nights and nothing started growing till late last week. Even now about 2.5-3" down the ground is still cold. As far as moisture, we seem to be dry and wet if that makes any sense lol. Water table must be high because sloughs are all full and some fields we are leaving lots. Maybe if they dry up in a couple weeks we can get some oats for feed in them. And some fields are dried right out. The moisture won't last long with the winds we've been getting either! All I know is the tow straps have been getting a good workout this spring!! Lol

I was starting to wonder if you’d given up on us lol. Everything seems to be late around here this year too thanks to the late spring. Trees that should be done blooming are just budding out now. Grass is starting to take off now and I’m sure the weeds will follow now that the soil is warmed up some. 

Wind is blowing something  awful here today. Raining off and on too yet. Don’t think we’ll be seeding tomorrow yet. Hopefully the sun comes back out again. Don’t like seeding in June. 

Stoped and looked at the barley on my way home from the neighbours this morning. Rows are showing up pretty good now I’m some spots. 

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Here is a picture of my oats after seven days in the ground.

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here’s the corn after six days in the ground, the corn I planted the next day wasn’t up yet.
 

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This is a freshly planted cornfield into harvested rye cover crop . We mowed the rye and chopped it off earlier in the week. I just sprayed the first batch for the year, only 14 some batches to do yet. Oops pictures aren't loading up now.

 

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Well we finished up this evening finally. Doesn’t feel like we’re done in a way but I guess I’m a way we aren’t now the servicing starts again and get things ready for spraying again. Have a hyd hose that started leaking yesterday on the rogator that I have to fish out and change. Semi odd ball fittings so it could be fun tracking them down. 3/8” orfs. I believe it’s a park brake line for the front wheel so I have to keep it the same size too. 

Sent dad out on the air drill for a couple rounds so I could take the drone up for a bit. He’s never run the auto steer before so I had it set up as simple and straight forward as I could lol. He hasn’t actually ran this drill much so he’s still not really used to it. After we bought it I kind of got promoted to seeding and he got sent back to the harrows lol. 

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Put together a few short clips from the drone the other day. My phone keeps defaulting to a lower resolution but it should be uploaded in 1080 if you guys could let me know if it’s not fuzzy on your end I’d appreciate it. Quality looked a little bit iffy when I replayed it. 

 

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I've been too busy to check in lately but did finally finish seeding a few days ago. Started out a big muddy for anhydrousing but with no serious rain and insane windy days it dried up well. I only got stuck once. Its in my videos on the Roosty6 channel as well as a few more I got caught up on. I'll just post this picture of yesterday's finish of the 2019 harvest. The swather with macdon pickup reel did a lot better than I expected getting that flat wheat off the ground. Another windy day here so at least it will be good for cleaning off the combine before putting it away. 

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what does the quality of the wheat look like ralph? make a #3 yet or straight feed?

 

been quiet around here just tinkering with ths and that getting ready for grain hauling have approx. 10000 bu of wheat to go here, then wont be a whole lot left after that

Anyone else experiencing an explosion in the tick population? we've never had them here ever  now seems this year I find 1 or 2 on myself everyday 

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1 hour ago, wheatking said:

what does the quality of the wheat look like ralph? make a #3 yet or straight feed?

 

been quiet around here just tinkering with ths and that getting ready for grain hauling have approx. 10000 bu of wheat to go here, then wont be a whole lot left after that

Anyone else experiencing an explosion in the tick population? we've never had them here ever  now seems this year I find 1 or 2 on myself everyday 

This spring harvested wheat has lost some colour and weight. (58 pounds per bushel) but it was already grading feed last October like all the rest of my wheat. Getting pretty dry here and with the crazy winds blowing it could be damaging the emerging crops. Hope the wind stops and we get a little shower soon. Not much more than the usual amount of ticks here. I've found one so far.  

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14 hours ago, Loadstar said:

I've been too busy to check in lately but did finally finish seeding a few days ago. Started out a big muddy for anhydrousing but with no serious rain and insane windy days it dried up well. I only got stuck once. Its in my videos on the Roosty6 channel as well as a few more I got caught up on. I'll just post this picture of yesterday's finish of the 2019 harvest. The swather with macdon pickup reel did a lot better than I expected getting that flat wheat off the ground. Another windy day here so at least it will be good for cleaning off the combine before putting it away. 

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There sure was a lot of wind this spring. I held off spraying some ahead of time as the weather just wouldn’t cooperate. Got it all done now though and it seems to be working none the less. 

I only had the one stuck this spring. I thought I was going to ha e another perfect season but nope just had to go drove into the one and only soft spot this spring lol. 

Good day to clean the combine that’s for sure. Dust will land somewhere in Manitoba lol. 

1 hour ago, wheatking said:

what does the quality of the wheat look like ralph? make a #3 yet or straight feed?

 

been quiet around here just tinkering with ths and that getting ready for grain hauling have approx. 10000 bu of wheat to go here, then wont be a whole lot left after that

Anyone else experiencing an explosion in the tick population? we've never had them here ever  now seems this year I find 1 or 2 on myself everyday 

We’ve had quite a few ticks here the last week now. Had to start checking the dog more thoroughly. She brings them in with her too at night I think. Had a couple crawling on me now. Picked up some treatment for her today so hopefully that helps some anyways. Everything with Mother Nature seems to be 2 weeks behind this year. Flowers bugs cold weather and all. 

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18 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

. Everything with Mother Nature seems to be 2 weeks behind this year. Flowers bugs cold weather and all. 

ya no doubt the crops are doin ok, trees took awhile but really popping now I thought my carrigana trees were dead they didn't do anything for the longest time but all the sudden poof they filled,  the mosquitos came out in a bang to,  golly once the wind died down they came out full force I called it a day

seen alittle bit of flea beetle damage in the canola afew days ago but hopefully being moisture this year it will pull throu better than last year

atleast I'm not the only one dealing with ticks, I don't understand how they came here and exploded in population in a short time 2 weeks ago things were normal now your always checking your self

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