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Jun 26, 2020 | 06:19 31
Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
Me too !
Barley and peas are in really rough shape from that 2” we had a week ago ?
We were dry , i thought ?
Can see every wheel track in everyones peas and barley
That non stop wind sure beat the shit outta everything
Spraying last of RR canola second time this mornin
Them off to the lake , tobin really dirty from alberta water , fishing poor
Make your way over here case , I’ll take you out and we will get em 🎣👍 Reply With Quote
Jun 26, 2020 | 08:11 32
Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
Me too !
Barley and peas are in really rough shape from that 2” we had a week ago ?
We were dry , i thought ?
Can see every wheel track in everyones peas and barley
That non stop wind sure beat the shit outta everything
Spraying last of RR canola second time this mornin
Them off to the lake , tobin really dirty from alberta water , fishing poor
I’ve been trying to send moisture east and I guess that’s the only way it’ll go. The North Saskatchewan is high and looks like chocolate milk here. Reply With Quote
Jun 26, 2020 | 08:43 33
Quote Originally Posted by WiltonRanch View Post
I hear guys are selling cows cause bush pastures and meadows are flooded.
That would suck. We got a couple quarters of swamp that we graze and these wet years it can be under water but then the hills make up for it if they get rain.

Mother Nature hasn’t been playing nice anywhere it seems............ Reply With Quote
Jun 26, 2020 | 09:17 34
Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
Me too !
Barley and peas are in really rough shape from that 2” we had a week ago ?
We were dry , i thought ?
Can see every wheel track in everyones peas and barley
That non stop wind sure beat the shit outta everything
Spraying last of RR canola second time this mornin
Them off to the lake , tobin really dirty from alberta water , fishing poor
Same here? Crop is struggling with water. Everywhere the tractor went is yellow. Did not take much rain to flood us.
Everyone was telling me how dry it was including your brother but when l looked in my fields it was wet. I would take my soil probe out and pull a six inch sample and the water would almost drip out of the probe and then have the guy next door tell how desperate he was for rain and then telling an inch would not be enough! 🤷 Reply With Quote
Jun 26, 2020 | 09:19 35

I’ll use a picture of one of our Canola fields for my crop report. Ours is the one to right of the tree line.
Last edited by Dr Tone; Jun 26, 2020 at 09:22.
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Jun 26, 2020 | 09:26 36
Quote Originally Posted by Dr Tone View Post


I’ll use a picture of one of our Canola fields for my crop report. Ours is the one to right of the tree line.
Well, the good news is that some poster recently stated that the high ground makes up for the flooded ground on a wet year, looks like you will have a bumper crop. Those high areas only have to make about 140 bushels to get an average 50 bushel crop.*

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  • Jun 26, 2020 | 10:48 37
    Quote Originally Posted by flea beetle View Post
    I love watching your operation.
    It ain’t much but we love what we do. When the kids are arguing over which one gets to come with me in the ‘88 winch truck to haul a tractor that’s older than me I guess they love it too.

    I enjoy seeing what and how others do things as well. Kinda a way to escape from a very solitary and desolate place at times. The phone and this site is handy when you got a few minutes to kill such as loading trucks in the drizzle this morning.

    Good luck everyone 🍀 Reply With Quote

  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 26, 2020 | 11:19 38 Thanks for all The comments. Like I said before I’m new to bone dry but it’s easier to deal with than flood for years. One year ok but years you just give up.

    As of today all fungicides and top off are sent back. Or not delivered.

    10000 acres x 20 is $200,000.00

    Or higher

    When we were flooded you tried every thing to make a crop. With drought it’s easy go fishing.

    If next weeks rain event is a bust I’m gone Reply With Quote
    Jun 26, 2020 | 17:34 39
    Quote Originally Posted by seldomseen View Post
    Same here? Crop is struggling with water. Everywhere the tractor went is yellow. Did not take much rain to flood us.
    Everyone was telling me how dry it was including your brother but when l looked in my fields it was wet. I would take my soil probe out and pull a six inch sample and the water would almost drip out of the probe and then have the guy next door tell how desperate he was for rain and then telling an inch would not be enough! 🤷
    We shouldnt of asked lol Reply With Quote
    Jun 26, 2020 | 20:44 40 Seeding a few patches to alfalfa from where a large pipeline went through a year ago and ran into a to rock patch. Picked five tractor buckets off five acres with my brother, wife and three kids. The littlest one was literally along for the ride. The conditions were perfect........ breezy to keep the mosquitoes away, not too muddy (being on a hilltop) or dusty, and overcast as usual.

    They did a great job for being 6 and 7 years old.

    And the alfalfa seeded a year ago looks pretty nice too. Hopefully the weather smartens up to cut and roll it up sooner than later.



    Don’t mind the sow thistles............. they’re there to just add some colour 😎 Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 26, 2020 | 21:15 41 Woodland

    Just curious about the barb wire fencing, is it just extra wire wrapped that way, or has it got to do with pipelines. When we had cattle it was just 3 or 4 strands running horizontal?

    Sure looks like a lot of barb wire between each post. Reply With Quote
    Jun 26, 2020 | 23:43 42
    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    Woodland

    Just curious about the barb wire fencing, is it just extra wire wrapped that way, or has it got to do with pipelines. When we had cattle it was just 3 or 4 strands running horizontal?

    Sure looks like a lot of barb wire between each post.
    Good eye😎

    It’s a four strand fence that we cut the wire and draped it back a couple posts to get in otherwise we’d have to drive a half mile through the hay to get there. The pipeline outfit messed up the drainage and created a bunch of waterholes where none existed and are still flooding 80 acres of hay. This has been the most frustrating experience going on two years now. Hopefully this year they get it sorted out Reply With Quote
    Jun 26, 2020 | 23:53 43 The crops around here have got to be tough. Real tough, to withstand the wind, heat, flea beetles, cuteorms
    And who knows what else. When we get the big rains this coming week, they won’t know what that is - rain.

    The satellite shows the African dust coming from the west coast, never saw anything like that before. Reminds me of the dust when Mount St. Helen errupted in 1981: it changed the weather like flipping a switch. From blowing fields to glorious downpours. 🤞🏽
    Last edited by sumdumguy; Jun 26, 2020 at 23:59.
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    Jun 27, 2020 | 00:01 44 Oops 1980, Mount St Helen erupted. Reply With Quote
    Jun 27, 2020 | 04:50 45 Getting light rain here
    Not lots but it was needed here as well
    Going to test water quality at local lakes
    Should be able to tell by the health of the fish 🎣 Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 28, 2020 | 10:48 46 Well nothing here really 1/32 of a inch or i pissed in the rain gauge. Going spraying maybe that will work Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 28, 2020 | 10:49 47 Garden got 3000 gal. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 28, 2020 | 15:37 48 Was able to get 320 acres sprayed 480 to go and then it’s fishing. Couldn’t give a rats ass about this crop after that .

    Total rain yesterday and today 1/32 of a inch. Reply With Quote
    Jun 28, 2020 | 15:55 49
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    Was able to get 320 acres sprayed 480 to go and then it’s fishing. Couldn’t give a rats ass about this crop after that .

    Total rain yesterday and today 1/32 of a inch.
    Could you put that in metric please for our bilingual posters ? Reply With Quote
    Jun 28, 2020 | 16:45 50
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    Could you put that in metric please for our bilingual posters ?
    I had to get my calculator out we’re metric as well

    Basically 3/100 of a inch ?

    Or 0.8 mm

    Err edit or is it 8mm ?
    Last edited by malleefarmer; Jun 28, 2020 at 16:49.
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    Jun 28, 2020 | 18:11 51 Trying to get the peas sprayed. Left them as long as I could so they could recover from water. Making a few ruts but I am out of time and more rain is coming Reply With Quote
    Jun 28, 2020 | 19:31 52
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    Getting light rain here
    Not lots but it was needed here as well
    Going to test water quality at local lakes
    Should be able to tell by the health of the fish 🎣
    3 grandaughters and i caught 37 walleye in 2 hours on tobin today
    Lots of times had 2 or 3 on at same time , used about 200 home caught leaches lol
    Kept 3 for the pan
    They had a ball Reply With Quote

  • Jun 28, 2020 | 20:40 53
    Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
    3 grandaughters and i caught 37 walleye in 2 hours on tobin today
    Lots of times had 2 or 3 on at same time , used about 200 home caught leaches lol
    Kept 3 for the pan
    They had a ball
    Simply awesome to take kids out to experience that 👍👍👍

    Buddies son , never got a decent walleye before
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 12:09 54 Took the other group out this morning ...


    Was entertaining to say the least 👍👍 Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 13:06 55
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    Took the other group out this morning ...


    Was entertaining to say the least 👍👍
    You can never go wrong creating good memories for kids. Reply With Quote
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