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SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 29, 2020 | 06:04 1 Well, it smelled like rain last night and felt damp for the first time in a while. So is today the day we will finally get the much-needed rain to grow a crop in 2020 or is this the start of the fishing season.

I have three hours of spraying and we are all caught up and done the first app.

All crops have a great catch for the most part and only damage so far is you can find the light spots in fields or spot gravel deposits from the drone overhead.

The storm is brewing in Montana and heading NE.

Fingers crossed and eyes also.

Total rain since Friday was 1/32 of an inch or a piss in the wind.

Here is praying, hoping and everything crossed.

Sorry to offend the religious haters or freaks or whoever. Reply With Quote
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  • ajl
    Jun 29, 2020 | 06:57 2 Positive we are going to get rain today as well except that here it will make it necessary to pull trucks out the driveway in order to haul spring thrash wheat. Close to an inch here this weekend making a total of around 11 inches since May 1. Praying it will not rain here. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 29, 2020 | 07:03 3 I have been there on flooding similar for 15 years it’s not fun. Dry you just give up Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 07:20 4 ......how can you be so sure?

    So far we at Ghetto Central got a short temporary stay of execution, which will give us time to lobby the Governor, Mother Nature, for clemency and mercy.... Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 07:48 5 Next year country living on last years moisture.

    Crops still look pretty good for all the abuse they have taken. Couple guys caught a few extra showers and have canola going into bolt. Most everyone else waiting for it to cover the ground.

    Soon as this bit of moisture passes and the sun comes out again a lot of wheat is going to try to head out. Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 07:53 6 Brandon got 155 mm yesterday in numerous heavy thunderstorms. You don't want that. Reply With Quote
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  • fjlip's Avatar Jun 29, 2020 | 10:03 7 Radar shows some wet stuff S of Regina/Fort Qu'Appelle ATM… keep fingers crossed Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 10:23 8
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
    Brandon got 155 mm yesterday in numerous heavy thunderstorms. You don't want that.
    Nope. Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 10:29 9
    Quote Originally Posted by fjlip View Post
    Radar shows some wet stuff S of Regina/Fort Qu'Appelle ATM… keep fingers crossed
    Petering out before it gets here fj.

    It got here but lost its intensity, unlike me. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 10:54 10 NW of Maple Creek where we live we had 3/10 of an inch over the weekend. not as much as I would like but it makes stuff hang on for a little while anyways. Reply With Quote
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  • fjlip's Avatar Jun 29, 2020 | 13:39 11 Not that we need any, but such a FINE misty foggy "rain" will NOT help where needed! 110% humidity, amounting to SFA. Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 14:49 12
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
    Brandon got 155 mm yesterday in numerous heavy thunderstorms. You don't want that.
    Chuck made a post related to farming( almost), and 2 people even liked it. Well done.

    Bonus points for not blaming it on global warming, or Stephen Harper, or Albertan separatists.

    Extra bonus points for not ending the sentence with LOL, or LMAO, or any comments about flat earth.

    How does it feel to actually join in the discussion, as opposed to lecturing from on high? Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 29, 2020 | 14:53 13 Finished spraying today zero rain now mist or piss all. Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 15:30 14 I think the WN is just fing with us now. This is the forecast as of right now. All we have had is 3 or 4 tenths.

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    Jun 29, 2020 | 15:35 15
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    I think the WN is just fing with us now. This is the forecast as of right now. All we have had is 3 or 4 tenths.
    I certainly hope they are just messing with us. If their 14 day comes true, we have 105 mm ( at the high end) coming in the net 14 days. The pattern of precipitation every day is still unbroken. Haven't missed a day in June, only missed 2 days in May, only missed 3 days total since we started trying to Combine in later April. And looks like we will get well into mid July without missing a day. You think spraying in wind is difficult, try this... Or try combining, or seeding, or drying grain with aeration etc. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 16:45 16 I would love to be in a drought so that i could get some joy out of rain. Its been many years since rain on the roof felt good and it would wake both of us up and that joy would lead us to some play time

    Any more rain on the roof at night is just stress and dread that usually ends up with a trip to the basement to turn on the tv and then down there i can't hear the stupid rain! Reply With Quote
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  • ajl
    Jun 29, 2020 | 17:24 17 Got rain today around 1/4". Had rain yesterday and the day before. Rain in forecast for tomorrow, the next day and everyday for the next 10. Come to Edmonton, all ye who need rain. That is where you find it. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 17:33 18
    Quote Originally Posted by seldomseen View Post
    I would love to be in a drought so that i could get some joy out of rain. Its been many years since rain on the roof felt good and it would wake both of us up and that joy would lead us to some play time
    !
    It sounds like you need to adapt your strategy. For example perhaps every time you wake up and you don't hear rain on the roof you and the little lady could celebrate. You can thank me later.

    PS, might want to set an alarm clock, In case no one wakes up to the sound of nothing ... Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 18:33 19
    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertaFarmer5 View Post
    It sounds like you need to adapt your strategy. For example perhaps every time you wake up and you don't hear rain on the roof you and the little lady could celebrate. You can thank me later.

    PS, might want to set an alarm clock, In case no one wakes up to the sound of nothing ...
    After about a week Mrs. Seldomseen will be praying for rain Reply With Quote

  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jun 30, 2020 | 06:18 20 Well all the experts had us for up to 70 mm rain and actually we were ground zero for last nights rain.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    Just like Trudeau Full of shit.

    I am not complaining as we did finally get something.

    1/2 in at our yard weather station.

    NE of us weather station 1.2 inches small band.

    SE of Town got 1/4 inch.

    So yea I'm kind of happy it's not the big one, would have been nice to get 1/3 of what they figured.

    More could come at 9 to 10 today in round two.

    Day time heating might help. Reply With Quote
    Jun 30, 2020 | 06:58 21
    Quote Originally Posted by GALAXIE500 View Post
    NW of Maple Creek where we live we had 3/10 of an inch over the weekend. not as much as I would like but it makes stuff hang on for a little while anyways.
    Update: We are now at 7/10 of rain in total since Saturday. Peas will like this, along with everything else!!! Reply With Quote
    Jun 30, 2020 | 07:13 22 It’s a beautiful morning out there. Hot and humid - it’s a Florida day. Hoping for Florida downpour. There’s only 2/10/in Regina rain gauge. Oofta! Reply With Quote
    Jun 30, 2020 | 07:26 23
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    It’s a beautiful morning out there. Hot and humid - it’s a Florida day. Hoping for Florida downpour. There’s only 2/10/in Regina rain gauge. Oofta!
    48 hrs to get a half inch of rain, yikes. Rain too light, storms moving too fast. Get a 10 minute down pour and then lightest drizzle and amounts to just a few tenths.

    One more chance today and tonight. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 30, 2020 | 07:56 24 Minton and Gladmar supposedly got 4 inches.
    There was some nasty looking radar that way. Reply With Quote
    Jun 30, 2020 | 10:38 25
    Quote Originally Posted by ajl View Post
    Got rain today around 1/4". Had rain yesterday and the day before. Rain in forecast for tomorrow, the next day and everyday for the next 10. Come to Edmonton, all ye who need rain. That is where you find it.
    The mosquitoes are getting bigger and more plentiful everyday it seems.
    Plans of making dry hay have been shelved, making bale silage seems optimistic, I guess we’ll be dragging the chopper in the shop. Try to bubble gum it together and get going on our next weather window.


    We’ve learned after the last couple years to not wait for good conditions otherwise your dealing with coarse ugly hay in August and no second cut since it’s too late. If need be we’ll grind crummy dry bales in the bottom of the pit to soak up the juice if the crop is too wet.

    Two days with out supposed moisture........ better take advantage of it. Currently stuck with a equipment trailer on a hilltop awaiting a pull in the rain. There’s water where we’ve never seen water before. At least the one silage truck has full locking diffs and new knobby tires. Gonna need it Reply With Quote
    fjlip's Avatar Jun 30, 2020 | 10:55 26 That is unreal, woodland, tough spot to be in. 7/10" more last night, S of Kelvington, 2". Is that on you sheepwheat? Reply With Quote
    Jun 30, 2020 | 12:07 27
    Quote Originally Posted by fjlip View Post
    That is unreal, woodland, tough spot to be in. 7/10" more last night, S of Kelvington, 2". Is that on you sheepwheat?
    Two inches indeed in about twenty minutes. Basement flooded. Had we not been home to alleviate, it would have been a disaster. We never needed two tenths let alone two inches.

    Liked rain for a brief week this year. Back to being my enemy again.

    “But the high spots will make up for it”, right? Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 30, 2020 | 16:09 28 If we miss a decent rain tonight we will be in tough shape within 10 days here
    Crops look very good now but areas here have had no significant rain in close to 3 weeks now Reply With Quote
    Blaithin's Avatar Jun 30, 2020 | 16:34 29 Half inch when I left the yard this morning. Been raining since so there’s going to be more.

    1.5” since Friday night. Can’t wear my crocs out in the yard anymore! Reply With Quote
    Jun 30, 2020 | 17:43 30
    Quote Originally Posted by Blaithin View Post
    Half inch when I left the yard this morning. Been raining since so there’s going to be more.

    1.5” since Friday night. Can’t wear my crocs out in the yard anymore!
    Had the crocs on here for 10 days now lol
    Sure beats the 2 1/2 months on work boots
    But back at er next week with cleaning bins and hauling grain
    🎣 set aside for a while lol

    Been watering grass here in yard the last 5 days Reply With Quote