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Sep 12, 2018 | 12:46 1 Do I have this backwards? All crops still standing, only harvested 90 acres of green tough wheat. Remaining wheat has visible green heads, canola still weeks(to months) away from dry, some grass green, a few insignificant patches still flowering, most leaning hard, very little lodging in cereals.
-6 forecast for tomorrow night, no completely killing frost until now. If it can snow enough to lay down the crops, and stick around long enough to insulate through the night, I think we can minimize the damage. It has worked before.

Plus, we haven't used the snowmobiles for a little over 4 months.... Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Sep 12, 2018 | 13:34 2 OMG, what a place to try and farm...meanwhile in the shitty political area of earth, Ukraine is planting winter crops, after their harvest is done! Reply With Quote
Sep 12, 2018 | 14:03 3
Quote Originally Posted by fjlip View Post
OMG, what a place to try and farm...meanwhile in the shitty political area of earth, Ukraine is planting winter crops, after their harvest is done!
We’re ahead of them but just don’t realize it. Our β€œwinter” crops were seeded in June 😎 Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Sep 12, 2018 | 14:12 4 Fj, my roots come from the Schwarz Meer area of the Ukraine(Klein Liebenthal supposedly)....but they came from Germany originally.....and now we're in Canada. Took generations to make it all happen, maybe a couple of centuries. Where next, back into that political instability? Maybe Putin, like Catherine the Great did Germans, will court good Canadian farmers to maximize the Agricultural potential of the Ukraine. With promises of freedom of religion and from military service. To educate and rear our children with our own culture....until they change their mind and the Bolsheviks show up.

Let's go and start a farming colony and name it "Landwirtschaftdorf" "Agriville".

Pardon my internet translations...

I'd probably just want to invade and take over your farm anyway and make you work for me.
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Sep 12, 2018 | 14:35 5 Dont worry, with global warming I am sure we will be double cropping in a few short years. Reply With Quote
Sep 12, 2018 | 15:01 6
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Dont worry, with global warming I am sure we will be double cropping in a few short years.
Lol yup ... πŸŒ΅β›„οΈπŸŒ΅β›„οΈπŸŒ΅β›„οΈ Reply With Quote
Sep 12, 2018 | 15:32 7
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Feels like it already........ just throw a flood in every now and then for good measure Reply With Quote
Sep 13, 2018 | 09:21 8
Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
Where next, back into that political instability? Maybe Putin, like Catherine the Great did Germans, will court good Canadian farmers to maximize the Agricultural potential of the Ukraine.
You wouldn't be the first. There are some already, people from the 'west' working in the former Soviet countries as farmers and consultants. Reply With Quote
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Sep 13, 2018 | 09:57 9
Quote Originally Posted by AlbertaFarmer5 View Post
Do I have this backwards? All crops still standing, only harvested 90 acres of green tough wheat. Remaining wheat has visible green heads, canola still weeks(to months) away from dry, some grass green, a few insignificant patches still flowering, most leaning hard, very little lodging in cereals.
-6 forecast for tomorrow night, no completely killing frost until now. If it can snow enough to lay down the crops, and stick around long enough to insulate through the night, I think we can minimize the damage. It has worked before.

Plus, we haven't used the snowmobiles for a little over 4 months....
I think it's over AB5, I've had half inch ice on a pail of water this am. I finished swathing a bunch of green canola yesterday, not early enough to save it but at least won't have to swath freeze dried canola, been there done that.

I too was thinking about a heavy snow to insulate but only the odd flury. Quite a bit of snow around Canmore this am. Reply With Quote
Sep 13, 2018 | 11:38 10 Mother nature may have misunderstood my request. It got cold first, then started accumulating snow. -4 by morning, and freezing all night. Lots on the ground now. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Sep 13, 2018 | 20:01 11
Quote Originally Posted by Marusko View Post
You wouldn't be the first. There are some already, people from the 'west' working in the former Soviet countries as farmers and consultants.
I think it could be fun and a challenge to learn the nuances of that area in a Consultant's role. It might get frustrating not having what you think you need to do the best job possible. All at no cost to us...unless it would cost us our lives 😳😳😳😳😳! I bet there is a bit of lawlessness and alot of corruption that would need to be dealt with.

Is it the new old frontier and opportunity for farmers?

I could always just find a better place to farm in Western Canada....like beside SF3. I know, seeing how winning the Outstanding Young Farmer seems to be a kiss of death, I will nominate SF3 as the Outstanding Old Farmer. I'll do it in 2020 as to signify perfect vision....at least that way he will see the Kiss of Death coming. But it will be too late, he will already have been cursed and doomed to failure....his crops will only rate an 11(out of 20). He will have a nervous breakdown and need to be institutionalized...and never be the same.....then I'll buy him out.
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