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Took a sample of canola this afternoon. Tested 10.4 on out tester. Elevator called and said we could finally bring that load of wheat that was siting on the semi in. It had that green buckwheat and other small tough weeds in it so we didn’t want to put it in the bin with the other good wheat. Was actually concerned about it starting to heat in the truck to tell you the truth.  Took pretty heavy dockage on it but was glad to see it go down the road. Graded it a #1 and the protien was high. They checked the canola over while I was there and they came up with 11 moisture. 1% green. 10 is dry so hopefully it’ll come down a long by tomorrow afternoon. Was late enough when we got home I didn’t bother going back out to combine. Figured it would be getting tough in a hour or two anyways.  Need to shuffle some barley around in the morning maybe to empty out a couple bins. Still have some of that barley that we had to treat for bugs. Hate to put it in a pile as the stuff you put in it to kill the bugs really attracts moisture. (It’s crushed sea shells I believe) 

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First day of harvest for spud storage, I’m not asking for much. But if the good Lord would give me 1” of rain every 8-10 days I promise to be a really good boy. 

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1 hour ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Took a sample of canola this afternoon. Tested 10.4 on out tester.They checked the canola over while I was there and they came up with 11 moisture. 1% green. 10 is dry so hopefully it’ll come down a long by tomorrow afternoon. 

No harvest here since the weekend. I heard a few guys going late ysterday but I didn't bother starting up as storm clouds were moving in from Southwest and the sample I'd taken of canola at 11:30 was still 11.7. After last year's heating at 11% and nearly losing a bin I'm not going to push my luck with anything over 10%. Rained overnight and mist all day today. Gauge only showed a quarter inch but the roads are still wet this evening. I don't see much happening for a couple of days. Sure doesn't take long to lose a week with this weather. 

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1 hour ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Took a sample of canola this afternoon. Tested 10.4 on out tester. Elevator called and said we could finally bring that load of wheat that was siting on the semi in. It had that green buckwheat and other small tough weeds in it so we didn’t want to put it in the bin with the other good wheat. Was actually concerned about it starting to heat in the truck to tell you the truth.  Took pretty heavy dockage on it but was glad to see it go down the road. Graded it a #1 and the protien was high. They checked the canola over while I was there and they came up with 11 moisture. 1% green. 10 is dry so hopefully it’ll come down a long by tomorrow afternoon. Was late enough when we got home I didn’t bother going back out to combine. Figured it would be getting tough in a hour or two anyways.  Need to shuffle some barley around in the morning maybe to empty out a couple bins. Still have some of that barley that we had to treat for bugs. Hate to put it in a pile as the stuff you put in it to kill the bugs really attracts moisture. (It’s crushed sea shells I believe) 

Insecto?   weevil's love it.   Diatomaceous earth

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11 hours ago, 806 man said:

Insecto?   weevil's love it.   Diatomaceous earth

Yup you nailed it. Product available here called protect it. It has something else in it that they won’t say. It’s more of a white powdery while the diatomaceous earth we buy is grey. Protect it seems to stick a little better but is about 4 times as expensive so quite often we just buy a bag 30 bag of diatomaceous earth and use a little extra.  

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Got going this afternoon. Spent the morning shuffling barley around to make more room for canola. Still don’t have quite enough room for what’s left I don’t think but getting closer at least.  Got a couple semi loads off before it got to tough anyways. Hoping to finish that quarter tomorrow if I can get started early enough.  Might not quite make it though. Will be a long day if I do. 

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19 hours ago, bob_carr said:

Nice photos.

It must have been a long day.

Makes for long days for sure. Usually start running around the yard at 7:30-8:00 and come back in the house 11:00-midnight ish.
 

Just got back in now again and trying to cook a bit of supper. Don’t usually take time to eat during the day unless I’m home with a load of grain. 
 

Didnt finish the quarter today like I’d hoped. Didn’t start combining till 11:00 and it was still a bit tough.  Down to about 30-40 acres on that quarter now so should finish it tomorrow without to much trouble and hopefully get a start on the last quarter. Have 20 acres left at home as well but that will be the last I do probably. Hopefully within the next 3-4 days. 
 

First pic is kind of a where’s Waldo. There a great big coyote hiding next to the swath. Little hard to make out in the picture though. It got up in front of me and walked over about 3 swaths them layed back down. Real nice healthy looking one. Probably the biggest one I’ve seen too. 

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Wildling away at it yet. Down to about 140 acres now.  This field is running a bit better I think. Swaths are bigger anyways.  Other field averaged out at about 46-48 bpa so pretty happy with that regardless.  Thought it might do a bit better but not going to complain either.  Quit a little bit early tonight. Semi and combine are both full and I don’t think the bin will hold it all. Need to shuffle a little bit of wheat around as well to empty out another bin.  Have one more empty to work away at yet but if it’s damp I’ll try and move the wheat in the morning too I think.  

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I was wondering if anyone was able to see northern lights tonight. There wasn't much here other than it was a faint colour through the whole sky. Hopefully they start dancing and bringing in some good weather.

Things are still wet here. Just finished raking some 2nd cut hay. Was too dry this evening and by dark it was too wet to bale. Heard of lots of guys rolling on wheat today anywhere from 19-22%

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1 minute ago, db1486 said:

I was wondering if anyone was able to see northern lights tonight. There wasn't much here other than it was a faint colour through the whole sky. Hopefully they start dancing and bringing in some good weather.

Things are still wet here. Just finished raking some 2nd cut hay. Was too dry this evening and by dark it was too wet to bale. Heard of lots of guys rolling on wheat today anywhere from 19-22%

Talking near record temps here again for mid week so hopefully it makes it over your way too.  All goes well I should be done by then or at least very close.  Will be nice to have it behind us and kick back for a few days. Maybe go for a drive in something other then a combine or semi lol

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Well that’s all she wrote. Harvest 2022 is a wrap.  Could’ve finished up last night but decided my sanity was worth more lol. Fad had swathed this little field at home and had cuts going every which way. Got cut over the course of a week or so.  Got it done anyways. Brought our new puppy with for the last 18 acres at home. He didn’t mind going for a ride. 

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Now to load up head south and give db1486 a hand😁

Bins all full? Any on the ground?

Looks like pup is working out great!

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1 hour ago, hardtail said:

Now to load up head south and give db1486 a hand😁

Bins all full? Any on the ground?

Looks like pup is working out great!

Lol I might get lost over there and never make it back😂 

Bins are pretty much all full. We hauled one load of wheat in off the combine. I have a pile on the ground that I can hopefully get cleaned up and hauled in sometime in the next few weeks.  Going to take a couple days of rest then start putting some things away. Have some spraying to do yet once the dust washes off and then onto cat and hoe work again. Have some more dirt to move and a little bit of brush cutting to do. 
 

New puppy is doing pretty good. Still not completely house broke though and of left alone to long likes to start chewing on things.  Him and the cat aren’t exactly buddies yet. The cat tolerated him though. Puppy loves to torment him lol. Comes up licking him and nibbling at his ears. Finally when the cat has enough he’ll start swatting towards him. Never to really hurt him just more leave me alone lol. 

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15 hours ago, hardtail said:

Now to load up head south and give db1486 a hand😁

Bins all full? Any on the ground?

Looks like pup is working out great!

If he thought his last field had cuts going every which way, best not to come here. That's just normal for our country 😄

Got started combining last night. Canola is good and dry so hopefully the rain stays away and we cam just keep rolling

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Got a couple more days left on wheat and oats and then on to my last field of canola. Wheat has to be swathed ahead of the pull type JD 7721. Its good and heavy. 21 feet at 2.5 mph is typical speed although I'll gear up on some of the thinner hilltops. Yielding well up in numbers. Probably one of the best. Quality not great as it has Fusarium damage but hope to make a #2. 

Pics from yesterday. First in the swather, then the Magnum. Hot as summer and some wheat went in the bin at 29C and 13.5 moisture. 

 

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7 hours ago, db1486 said:

If he thought his last field had cuts going every which way, best not to come here. That's just normal for our country 😄

Got started combining last night. Canola is good and dry so hopefully the rain stays away and we cam just keep rolling

It’s one thing to have a field that cuts up into smaller pieces and still have some direction of travel but that little bit dad had left had swaths going one way that dead ended and no where to come back on. One minute you were heading east and the next you were going back north looking for another swath lol. At least in canola you can pick up swaths backwards pretty easy.  When I’m swathing I try to make it as easy for myself to pick up as I can. I never leave random cuts that don’t go anywhere. Dads kind of a squirrel that way. He’ll go one direction then all of a sudden veer off in another or come back to the truck for parts or something to eat then head off in another direction again.  Frustrating at night try to figure it all out. 

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On 9/30/2022 at 3:31 PM, poor farmer/logger said:

  When I’m swathing I try to make it as easy for myself to pick up as I can. I never leave random cuts that don’t go anywhere.. 

I try to do the same, especially with the pull type combine. My nephew did a great job swathing ahead of me on the spring wheat yesterday. Corners I could follow too. We finished up about 8:00 and then did a truck load of oats. Really tough straw. Had the Magnum down in first gear at times and looking for something slower but didn't plug it. A bit more of that to finish up today and then on to the last field of canola swaths. Here is a pic from yesterday with some IH content in it. Good to have the two speed working again in the Loadstar. Pretty handy to have a heavy duty mechanic as my truck driver some days. 

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On 9/30/2022 at 3:31 PM, poor farmer/logger said:

 When I’m swathing I try to make it as easy for myself to pick up as I can.

Same here.  I run the hay swather on our farm and I always try to put myself in the baler man’s shoes in odd shape fields 

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Was way to nice of a day to stay home and work so I took off in the duramax and went for a cruise. Went out to hudson bay and then took the gravel roads back to Nipawin. Ventured off into the bush a little as well and found a few nice lookout spots. 677 kms and about half of that was driving in solid bush.  Was a nice little drive anyways. Scenery looks a bit different with all the leaves on lol. Usually go through these areas when there’s a pile of snow on the ground. 

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Got the combine all cleaned up and put away again and started on spraying this afternoon. Only got 1 tank sprayed out as I ran into a problem with the pump. The one 1/8” pipe thread plug on the housing had come loose and was leaking. Turns out the threads are no good. Cleaned it up real well and threaded it back in with jb weld. See if it holds up to pressure tomorrow morning I guess. Had to run in for more chemical anyways. 

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Got back into the last canola field this afternoon after the morning's fog went away. Better today and the straw broke up behind the chopper. Still very heavy going at times. Several times I hit neutral on the 7130 reaching for a lower gear. Only one header auger plug so not bad. Moonlight shot from tonight. 

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the odd feild left around here but mostly everyone is done, i rans some sloughs ive never farmed through the combine to chop them up and spread them went quite well considering some green stuff there was mostly grass, thistles and cattails, even if i cant farm them next year it looks way better driving by, mower would a been more efficient probably but i don't have a nice big mower combine accomplished the same results 

 

just cleaning things up and fixing afew things before it does away here looks like another week of decent weather then the daytime highs start to drop to single digits 

 

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Didn’t quite get all my spraying done today. Have one canola field left that isn’t horrible for weeds by any means but wouldn’t mind to touch it up again yet. Rep said to shut down around 5:00. The repair didn’t work real well so I’ll have something else to fix next spring I guess. Take it appart and rest I’ll it to a size larger or I might even have a old housing around here that will fit too. Hypro pump, not to sure how much difference there is between them.  Leak. Slowed down enough so it wasn’t significant any more at least. Had a extra plug with me just incase the stupid thing blew out all together. Have calves to iscolate the pump but not sure how well the seal up anymore. See how cold it gets tonight anyways. Put the sprayer in the shop and drained the water pumps just incase. Saying -5°C tonight. It is definitely chilly outside right now so who knows.  Northern lights were supposed to be out bright tonight too. Just took a peek outside but didn’t see much yet. Year ago today they were crazy bright so maybe we’ll be in for another show. 

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