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Normally I roll the straw into the water/mud during the winter but on this field I'm going to try to incorporate it with a disk or some tillage this fall if possible. We'll see how it goes.

The field is dry now but it will be wet/muddy or flooded this winter.

Our ground rarely freezes.

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Got

done the straight cutting yesterday. Got moved out to my swathed canola this morning and started making some headway on it. Had a spreader drive bearing go out this evening so hot crap down for a bit. Had a good old bearing in the cab so I got it tore apart but my absent mind took the pulley off not thinking. Shaft was flared a bit so I had to clean it up. Didn’t have to the tools with me so I’ll have to finish that job in the morning. It’s all back together otherwise though just need to put the pulley back on.  Canola has been yielding pretty good so I’m happy about that. Too soon to know what the swathed stuff will do but I got 55 out of the straight cut stuff.  Best over ever done and more then I thought it would do judging by the stand. It was fairly short but bloomed a long time. Hopefully my swathed stuff gets close to 50. It has some poorer spots and that green piece that I haven’t even swathed yet. Taking the swather over tomorrow I think to nock it down. It’s turning now. Not a lot in the pods though unfortunately. Thankfully it’s only 5 or so acres. 

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6 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

What’s the moisture for rice coming out of the field like that? Looks like tough chewing alright. Bet it takes lots of hp. 

The moisture is running a little over 16%. I'm running late. Should be cutting 18-20% moisture to avoid cracking kernels.  Rice is eaten as grains so they need to be whole for best quality and price. I'm still ok at 16% but that's getting close.

Here's a few threads about rolling rice and incorporating stubble.

 

 

 

 

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Well today was a bit of a interesting day and not in a good way. Kind of started out last night in a way. Clipped a moose or horse on my way home from the field with my duramax. No real damage thankfully. It came up on the road last minute in the dust at about 11:00 last night. Hit the brakes and swerved last minute. Could just hear a slight thump. Hit my bumper and pushed it in a little bit. Fast forward to this morning and we were nicely getting set up for the day. I hadn’t been out yet and sad was just getting ready to go out the door. I could hear this noise rev up east of the house. Sounded like someone driving by. Went and looked and I could see this blue cloud of smoke. Peeled out the front window and here’s a police Yukon suv parked. They were out and on the move already. I went back to the kitchen window and pointed opened it and said look south. Some little ******* had run off on them in I assume what was a stolen vehicle. They dumped it just east of our place and ran across the field into our yard. Cops said were chaising a guy that has a gun so stay in the house.  I asked if he wanted me to put the drone up but he declined.  Hung around for a few minutes and the cruiser left the yard in a hurry.  Killed a half a hour or so then went and unloaded the semi. I decided to hop on my quad and go take a look around. Another Yukon was parked just past the corner and a tow truck was there so I went to see what was up. They’d caught them all by them and found the gun. They’d dumped it on the road just a little further east again.  Everything settled back down after that again. Don’t exactly need that kind of bs to wake up to though that’s for sure. 
 

Got some more canola off today and filled the rest of my bins so it was a kind of early finish for the evening. Have a load on ready to go to the elevator in the morning. Price isn’t great but I don’t exactly want to buy another bin either. 

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Well that’s basically a wrap.  Have that tiny bit of canola left that I cut a few days ago but if by chance it snowed under or something happened where I couldn’t get it I sure wouldn’t loose any sleep over it.  Need to do some spraying now calling for a frost tonight so might have to wait for a couple days. They were calling for rain Sunday so if that comes true Monday might be a perfect day to spray. The dust at home tonight was unreal. I couldn’t see anything most of the time kind of driving by feel almost lol.  

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Looked at the long term forecast this afternoon and saw this. First signs of snow early oct. wouldn’t be the first thanksgiving we got snowed under. Doesn’t look like there’ll be much but they’ve got the snowflakes on there along with the rainfall again anyways. Not sure how I feel about that yet lol.  Gives me a bit of a kick to get the old sled fixed up again anyways lol. 

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Just a little over half done here so I don't want to see any snow for another month at least. Wheat and canola yielding better than expected. That tall canola with all the lumpy swath is real slow going at times. Not too often I get over 2 mph. Slip clutch on the header auger and belt drive on the feeder chain is taking a real beating on this. Hope it holds out to finish. Damp day here so I've got some harvest video uploaded to the channel. 

 

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2 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Looked at the long term forecast this afternoon and saw this. First signs of snow early oct. wouldn’t be the first thanksgiving we got snowed under. Doesn’t look like there’ll be much but they’ve got the snowflakes on there along with the rainfall again anyways. Not sure how I feel about that yet lol.  Gives me a bit of a kick to get the old sled fixed up again anyways lol. 

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That could be our forecast in January!

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We bale some but most gets incorporated.

With the small header if I leave the spreaders on it gets on the unharvested crop and plugs the end of the header.

There's an awful lot of residue that comes out the back of the combine and I'm cutting it as high as I can...

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been done for a week now, just finished some low spots of weeds and stuff, i like to blow alot of them through the combine to chop and spread the straw around incase i get to seed through next year and looks better driving by as i dont have a mower and no one seems to rent one out 

 

busy cleaning stuff up and a few repairs before things go into storage, hoping to heavy harrow a couple fields this fall yet then, who knows what October will bring i'm hoping it will rain for a week 

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12 minutes ago, acem said:

Harvesting down rice sucks.

I plugged the rotor. The slug killed the engine...

Later I plugged the header and smashed/cut my finger bad trying to unplug it...

I need to get my 1480 running for this down crap...

 

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That certainly doesn’t look like much fun. The plugged rotor sounds like even less fun lol.  I’ve done it twice now over the years. Snapped the rotor belt the second time trying to get it moving.  Had to use the winch on my quad to help get the rotor moving back the opposite direction. Was packed so tight I struggled to get the concaves out even. 

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Been some really mixed weather here the last few days. Been working away at getting everything sprayed. Covered almost all our acres a few days ago then the wind moved in and set me back a couple days. Got going this afternoon after it rained this morning but it was short lived. I broke the cylinder yoke on the boom old cylinder this afternoon. Only got 24 acres done. Managed to get it folded up on my own and driven back home again. Of course was on our furthest field. Got it appart and welded back up this evening but I got a bit of spatter in the threads so fighting with that a bit at the moment. 

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45 minutes ago, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

Are you combining it this year?

No. Planning to have the neighbors harvest the crops and haul them to town.  I am too busy at work this time of year to harvest before the snow flies.  Dad just can't run the combine anymore.   If I did store it on the farm, I would spend all my vacation hauling it to town next summer.  Dad does not want to haul into the elevator.  Not comfortable with the truck in town.

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Well managed to get the rest of that tank from yesterday sprayed out at least this afternoon.  Rained pretty hard for about 20 minutes this morning but it cleared off by noon again. Got the sprayer boom back together and gambled on the forecast as there was nothing on the radar for rain. Almost bit me in the but though. Got out to the field and got going then the storms started building up southwest of me. Grabbed another gear and sprayed it out as quick as I could. Got home and it was a hour before the rain started here so I should be good. Lots of thunder,lightning and even some hail.  Not sure I’ve ever seen that this time of the year. Pretty late in the year for a thunder storm. South of us got it pretty good I think. I was out taking a video and caught the lightning in it. You could hear the clouds roaring up above and they’re was big white columns coming down that looked like hail. Really cooled off after too. 

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34 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Well managed to get the rest of that tank from yesterday sprayed out at least this afternoon.  Rained pretty hard for about 20 minutes this morning but it cleared off by noon again. Got the sprayer boom back together and gambled on the forecast as there was nothing on the radar for rain. Almost bit me in the but though. Got out to the field and got going then the storms started building up southwest of me. Grabbed another gear and sprayed it out as quick as I could. Got home and it was a hour before the rain started here so I should be good. Lots of thunder,lightning and even some hail.  Not sure I’ve ever seen that this time of the year. Pretty late in the year for a thunder storm. South of us got it pretty good I think. I was out taking a video and caught the lightning in it. You could hear the clouds roaring up above and they’re was big white columns coming down that looked like hail. Really cooled off after too. 

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We had thunderstorms roll through yesterday. Lots of thunder at home but luckily not much of a rain. Little ways west got a few tenths then about 40ish miles west I heard they got an inch and a half out of it. North of the park got a heck of a storm too I'm told. Just skirted on by us. Noticed this evening lots of ugly looking clouds way to the west so that's probably what was over your way. Finally had a nice drying day after a week of damp rainy weather today. Calling for rain tomorrow night and on again though

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