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Jul 16, 2022 | 08:31 1 Well the good thing about living in this spot is that it is always cooler and far more humid than most anywhere else. Sucks in winter, but allows crops to survive and thrive in summer. Yesterday our high was supposed to be 29. We hit 25, with 85% humidity.

Today though, it was already unliveable out there at 7. Temp is 21, humidity is 94%. A heavy mist in the air. Not fog, just a wicked, hanging aura.

Terrible forecast for haying. Might have to be an august thing. I’ve cut hay in these conditions, had it sit for a week, flipped it, and it’s still wet like it was cut the day before. And that was a year with no rain forecast. Now it’s humid like that, plus rain forecast every two days for 14 days.

Wish I could afford a silage baler.

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Jul 17, 2022 | 00:24 2 Yup, Hard to make hay with the humidity and the threat of rain in the forecast every couple of days. Did manage to get one field baled up this evening minutes before it started to sprinkle.

Hay is going to be expensive this year though, again, twine has nearly doubled, fuel has nearly doubled and labour, if you can find it is up. Not to mention equipment prices and parts are insane. Reply With Quote
Jul 17, 2022 | 02:07 3
Quote Originally Posted by Stormin View Post
Yup, Hard to make hay with the humidity and the threat of rain in the forecast every couple of days. Did manage to get one field baled up this evening minutes before it started to sprinkle.

Hay is going to be expensive this year though, again, twine has nearly doubled, fuel has nearly doubled and labour, if you can find it is up. Not to mention equipment prices and parts are insane.
Tried to bale hay... too tough...

Then... hour later...
Neighbours reported Smoke...

Baler fires... a tough part of the challenge and joys of farming! Blessing it didn't destroy the tractor... or anything else in the yard, the baler was empty. Back to the big squares for now...

Fire Dept looked... no obvious signs of bearing failure or wiring issue... perhaps round baler belts that are burn resistant would be a good idea!

Blessings and Salutations... be safe!
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Jul 17, 2022 | 06:59 4
Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
Tried to bale hay... too tough...

Then... hour later...
Neighbours reported Smoke...

Baler fires... a tough part of the challenge and joys of farming! Blessing it didn't destroy the tractor... or anything else in the yard, the baler was empty. Back to the big squares for now...

Fire Dept looked... no obvious signs of bearing failure or wiring issue... perhaps round baler belts that are burn resistant would be a good idea!

Blessings and Salutations... be safe!
What breed and age of baler had the fire?

Making bales here now, mowed 220ac yesterday. Reply With Quote
Jul 17, 2022 | 08:17 5
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What breed and age of baler had the fire?

Making bales here now, mowed 220ac yesterday.
2000 Heston. Reply With Quote
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  • Landdownunder's Avatar Jul 19, 2022 | 06:02 6 You guys want a giggle.

    Crazy cold winter temps today at 1.30 pm early afternoon it was 11c feel like curling up in foetal position.

    Far out it’s cold.

    Thanks heavens it warming to a pleasant 20c on Friday and Saturday more like winter.

    Yup sask3 say “mallee drink cement and harden the eff up ya snowflake” Reply With Quote

  • Jul 19, 2022 | 06:52 7 11 Degrees is balmy around here. We had a lot of -30–40 last winter, you ought to try it just to see what that’s like. Reply With Quote
    Landdownunder's Avatar Jul 19, 2022 | 13:05 8
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    11 Degrees is balmy around here. We had a lot of -30–40 last winter, you ought to try it just to see what that’s like.
    Wouldn’t last a day mate Reply With Quote
    blackpowder's Avatar Jul 19, 2022 | 20:17 9 I've pumped water at -50 and thrown pipe at +40.
    Geez boys, I'll take a happy medium please. We've all got a good life now if you're older. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 20, 2022 | 03:00 10 Thunderstorms are heading straight for the Regina area again tonight. Monday night storms dumped huge amounts around with reports of 3-5 inches in areas within the city. Farms south and east of Regina (approx 25 miles) registered between 1/2 inch to 3 1/2 inches within a mile. Wascana over-flowed it’s banks, streets and widow-wells were flooded. Farms around received over 7 inches within a week. The storms track toward the same area night after night. Ground is generally saturated. Seems as though, “when it rains, it pours like the fifties” repeats. Reply With Quote
    Jul 20, 2022 | 04:08 11
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    Thunderstorms are heading straight for the Regina area again tonight. Monday night storms dumped huge amounts around with reports of 3-5 inches in areas within the city. Farms south and east of Regina (approx 25 miles) registered between 1/2 inch to 3 1/2 inches within a mile. Wascana over-flowed it’s banks, streets and widow-wells were flooded. Farms around received over 7 inches within a week. The storms track toward the same area night after night. Ground is generally saturated. Seems as though, “when it rains, it pours like the fifties” repeats.
    Hope humanity soon figures out that this unbalanced weather is Not caused by 'greenhouse gasses'... but unbalanced deception... into the belief that humanity can control creation. Rejection of the designer of life... means rejection of life itself in the final analysis.... which causes life itself to become 'unstable' and 'unhinge'. Consciousness of reality... is not a matter of atoms and time... but Spirit and soul. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 20, 2022 | 04:40 12
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    Hope humanity soon figures out that this unbalanced weather is Not caused by 'greenhouse gasses'... but unbalanced deception... into the belief that humanity can control creation. Rejection of the designer of life... means rejection of life itself in the final analysis.... which causes life itself to become 'unstable' and 'unhinge'. Consciousness of reality... is not a matter of atoms and time... but Spirit and soul.
    The 'creativity' of humans is quite intriguing...





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    Landdownunder's Avatar Jul 23, 2022 | 23:55 13 21c today finally some winter warmth Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 24, 2022 | 01:25 14
    Quote Originally Posted by Landdownunder View Post
    21c today finally some winter warmth
    Surprisingly 23c here, getting dry, but cool summer makes humid microclimate... peas blooming still, Canola loves this.... Reply With Quote
    Jul 24, 2022 | 01:32 15
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    Surprisingly 23c here, getting dry, but cool summer makes humid microclimate... peas blooming still, Canola loves this....
    Now coming in to week 4 of blooming…





    Blessings and Salutations Reply With Quote
    Jul 24, 2022 | 01:39 16
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    Now coming in to week 4 of blooming…





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    Jul 24, 2022 | 05:54 17
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    So thats why canola dropped another buck it's your fault Reply With Quote

  • Jul 24, 2022 | 06:32 18
    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cowzilla View Post
    So thats why canola dropped another buck it's your fault
    Old Cowzilla,
    Actually I have been buying Call options because I sold so much a month ago and am buying the risk back… if a big frost/drought; or bad US drought happened … I now have minimum price contacts.

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  • Jul 30, 2022 | 18:46 19 Just a few more storm cells traveling through here in last hour or so. 1/4 to 1/2 inch but lentils are reduced to half now and going down everyday because it rains here every 2 or 3 days. But better than dust blowing. Reply With Quote
    Jul 30, 2022 | 18:56 20 US Drought assessment by Profarmer;

    Across the Corn Belt, dryness/drought covers:
    - 29% of IL
    - 50% of IN
    - 56% of IA
    - 81% of KS
    - 46% of MI
    - 30% of MN
    - 66% of MO
    - 89% of NE
    - 1% of ND
    - 9% of OH
    - 59% of SD
    - 46% of WI
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    jazz's Avatar Jul 30, 2022 | 21:22 21
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    Just a few more storm cells traveling through here in last hour or so. 1/4 to 1/2 inch but lentils are reduced to half now and going down everyday because it rains here every 2 or 3 days. But better than dust blowing.
    If you look close at the lentiils you will see them moving all on their own. Grasshoppers are claiming entire fields, disease and root rot working on the rest. Reply With Quote
    Jul 30, 2022 | 23:12 22
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    Very humid here today… 20.6mm early this morning… another 20mm forecast for early next week. SHERWOOD Park keeps missing the showers, 3 weeks without rain now, nice for making hay…

    Killam Canola



    The two previous pictures were from 2 weeks ago , peas will be ready for desiccation in 2 weeks by the looks of the yellow areas starting to turn now in the fields. If the next 20mm shows up… Canola swathing by August 21…

    Blessings and Salutations
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    Jul 30, 2022 | 23:16 23
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    Very humid here today… 20.6mm early this morning… another 20mm forecast for early next week. SHERWOOD Park keeps missing the showers, 3 weeks without rain now, nice for making hay…

    Killam Canola



    The two previous pictures were from 2 weeks ago , peas will be ready for desiccation in 2 weeks by the looks of the yellow areas starting to turn now in the fields. If the next 20mm shows up… Canola swathing by August 21…

    Blessings and Salutations
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