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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ysacres, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Tis the Farming season, and I must get my keister in gear so to speak.
    As typically happens this time of year, I start spring work.(April, May) Fertilizing, planting, spraying. That takes 2 months and then harvest comes up fast (July, August) that also takes 60 days, plowing the stubble and seeding fall wheat (Oct, Nov). I will work for six months straight, 16 hr days with no time for the wife, dog, or shooting sports. Nothing but driving round & round , up & down.
    I may pop in and say hi, if I get a few rain days, in a row. otherwise I'll be back sometime in November. Y'all keep safe.

    Your Resident Wiseacre. :D
     

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  2. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Dont want this !
     

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  3. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

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    We hope that everything goes well, and that you have a great harvest!
     
  4. Shooter45

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    I hope all goes well this planting season with a great yield.

    Come back when you can and stay safe.
     
  5. FTK87

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    Great pics! hope noone got hurt in those rollovers.
     
  6. artabr

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    I hope you have a great season.



    Art
     
  7. Best wishes for a bountiful crop, Y. Stay safe! :D
     
  8. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Neighbor started planting corn 3 days ago. Slacker! :D:D:D

    Pops
     
  9. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

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    Is that a "Big Bud' up on the hill in the first picture or just another Steiger?
     
  10. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    A&S... yur funy ;)
    FTK 87...2 broken backs and 1 broken elbow.

    Here is food for thought! Lets assume I farm 2,000 acres, I grow Winter Wheat, Spring wheat, dry peas and garbanzo beans. I start by harrowing the ground to make it smooth, then spray with Roundup to kill any weeds, cultivate for a nice seed bed, ect.....
    1 Harrow
    2 Roundup
    3 cross cultivate
    4 cultivate round & round
    5 fertilize
    6 plant
    7 harrow or pack
    8 spray for weeds,
    9 spray for bugs
    10 harvest
    11 plow or cultivate
    12 fertilize
    13 plant winter wheat
    So I travel over the ground 13 times a year give or take depending on the crop. 13 X 2,000 = 26,000 acres in 6 months, thats a long haul :eek:

    In the first pic below, my neighbor got to excited and was trying to fill the sprayer tank out'a the creek
     

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  11. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Good luck to you.

    I have a huge admiration for those who work the land, much harder work than most realise.
     
  12. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

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    Last time I got a machine stuck in mud like last was when I was logging. But it really wasn't so bad because log skidders have winches and can pull themselves out. But, keep safe and try not to fall asleep on them large, long and sometimes boring fields. ;)
    Have a good summer. And hopefully a profitable one too.
     
  13. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you for all the good luck wishes.
    Pic below...
    I do watch for terrorists trying to contaminate our food supply. Don't worry about the dirt on the SKS, it will function just fine.
     

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  14. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    I love the combine pic in post #10. Great shot!!

    The farmers around here would freak over your terrain. Nothing but flat land around here. :D


    Art
     
  15. Vladimir

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    Good luck man, I'll keep my eyes peeled for your tractors when I hit Pullman in the next couple weeks :D.
     
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