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Thought id share some pics of fall harvest 2020 so far. 

First group of pictures is us chopping corn in early September 

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The next pics are of us running beans. We ran 60 acres early then didn't have anymore ready so we planted what wheat we wanted to plant. Weather held us back a few days, then we ran corn for a few days and now have switched back to beans. 

Here is the pics of us running beans.

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Pictures of us planting wheat. 

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And pics of us running corn.

Ill post more as time progresses.

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  Great Pictures,  Great Weather in Mid-Michigan!!,   All of our equipment is running great, 

 No major problems,  this seems abnormal, the result of fall 2020?

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Limed(806man) a farm we finally got a lease signed on for long term.  Land was just blah.  Trying to improve the soil health.  These are ones we couldnt get on since wet spring.  The cover rye went nuts and just matted field.  Couldnt dry out.  Hope lime helps loosen soil.  Disced it in along with wheat cover just along ditches.  Want to get on early enough we can reseed fescue next spring 

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50 minutes ago, TroyDairy said:

Limed(806man) a farm we finally got a lease signed on for long term.  Land was just blah.  Trying to improve the soil health.  These are ones we couldnt get on since wet spring.  The cover rye went nuts and just matted field.  Couldnt dry out.  Hope lime helps loosen soil.  Disced it in along with wheat cover just along ditches.  Want to get on early enough we can reseed fescue next spring 

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Looks like snow.  How heavy is that put down?  At 2t acre I don't remember it looking that thick here this spring.  Or maybe our lime is more gray?

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33 minutes ago, hobbyfarm said:

Looks like snow.  How heavy is that put down?  At 2t acre I don't remember it looking that thick here this spring.  Or maybe our lime is more gray?

He was suppoed to do 1.5 to 2.  2 trucks on 60-65 acres.  I havnt even asked him what he ended up applying per acre.  It prob needed 4/ but $$.  

Most Lime here is from Texada Isl (look on google earth its pretty cool) by Vancouver island CA.  Very dry and white.  Its kiln dried in Helleattle off the barge.  Ive seen 'ag lime' in pictures you guys spread and it looks heavy and wet.  This is like flour.  Hauled in pneumatic trailers.  806man/Brad should have a pic of spreading setup he operates between spud farming.

https://www.nwlime.com/

 

Here is his page and some pics 

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Not as glamorous as what some of you are doing but I'm working to put my pumpkin patch to bed for the winter. I was going to try to plant some rye as a cover but there isn't any rye seed to be had locally. I disked it earlier when I got the pumpkins off but it was starting to grass up again. After today's disking I tried my newly purchased cultivator, it plugged after 50 feet. Too many vines and I didn't even get to the grassy spots yet. I then hooked to the Massey Ferguson 74 three bottom plow I just aquired. I wanted to see how it worked and if the D-15 Could pull it. It pulled it well and the plow did a good job considering the condition of the wear metal. Plugging was an issue but some of the vines are wrapping on the coulters. They may come off before the job is done.

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Bill what is the story on the 666 gas?  I wouldn't mind owning a 666 or 686.

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4 minutes ago, hobbyfarm said:

Bill what is the story on the 666 gas?  I wouldn't mind owning a 666 or 686.

  I spend way to much time scanning the internet and FB for IH stuff.  Way to much, but anyway it popped up on FB and I bought it.  Really nice straight original tractor.  Very tight.  Totally complete.  Snappy little tractor.  Same 291 as a 766.  Even my helpers like it!

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This was the best picture I could find from yesterday. Old windmill has flown apart a few years ago like our auger did yesterday. 

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Branded fall calves last week

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Finished hauling last of the hay home. Just need to weigh a few and get em yarded

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Couple of weeks and will be weaning and shipping spring calves and preggin spring cows

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Harvesting rice with the 1460. It's a 79 model rice special, the first year they offered the rice special. I'm probably the only farmer still Harvesting rice with a 1460. Thx-Ace 

Sorry it's sideways, I don't have how to fix this.

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8 hours ago, acem said:

Sorry it's sideways, I don't have how to fix this.

I had the same issue with my photo.  On the iPhone, I actually captured it from my video by clicking the middle home button and then power button at the same time.  Then Edit and moved the photo around.

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10 hours ago, acem said:

Harvesting rice with the 1460. It's a 79 model rice special, the first year they offered the rice special. I'm probably the only farmer still Harvesting rice with a 1460. Thx-Ace 

Sorry it's sideways, I don't have how to fix this.

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Rice is different to most of us, I saw a harvest years ago around dexter Mo and it was muddy as all get out.  Was that just from rain or do you keep it flooded till harvest.   I get the reason they call tires rice and cane now.

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Thanks for rotating my pic. I don't think I can rotate it on my old rugby.

You harvest rice like wheat or oats. The head is on top. However the yield is high, 150 to over 200 bu.

It's not too muddy now. We open up water gates to drain the water off when the rice is physiologically mature. Rice and cane tires are required at times.

Thx-Ace 

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