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Jul 28, 2022 | 09:28 31
Quote Originally Posted by fjlip View Post

My father and grandfather owned one of the first 1947 models.

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Were any of those ol' gal equipped with straight cut headers, or are you too far north for standing crop to mature on their own,,, back then?

Perhaps the varieties then, wouldn't stay standing?

Cool pic though, was that a leap from thrashing machine to JD sp, or did your farm have other combine brands, before this JD? Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Jul 28, 2022 | 21:26 32
Quote Originally Posted by beaverdam View Post
Were any of those ol' gal equipped with straight cut headers, or are you too far north for standing crop to mature on their own,,, back then?

Perhaps the varieties then, wouldn't stay standing?

Cool pic though, was that a leap from thrashing machine to JD sp, or did your farm have other combine brands, before this JD?
It actually had a straight header that the pickup attached to. Very little straight cut. Yes cold wet, was 90% swathed then, yes rank growth, low spots that stayed green.

That was their first combine, after threshing machines. Dad is 25 in that pic. Was used about 5 years, then McCormick 125 and 127, 2 403's and 2 815's. Not my idea of progress but I was just born then. JD came back to farm 24 years later, never left. Never got IH Axial flow, might have still been red.

Proud of the years before that picture. The family of 8 came in 1931, with few belongings to a CPR homestead quarter, 75% trees. Clearing by hand, using horses, log buildings. To be able to buy a BRAND new SP combine 16 years later is a heck of an accomplishment. Owned 3 quarters, were renting 4 more.

Dad turned 100 July 16. Reply With Quote

  • Jul 28, 2022 | 22:27 33 Thanks for the stories and pictures fjlip. Please keep them coming. Reply With Quote
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  • Blaithin's Avatar Jul 29, 2022 | 17:12 35 First year trying garlic out. Seems to be a fair bit of interest in it, not sure if we’ll find a better spot to plant more in or not. Overwhelmed with scapes right now so started organizing my new outdoor canning set up. Can’t bear how hot it makes the house on these already hot days.





    Supposed to taste like pickled dilly beans? For some reason I think they’ll be a little stronger. Need some brave taste testers! Reply With Quote

  • biglentil's Avatar Jul 29, 2022 | 19:17 36
    Quote Originally Posted by Blaithin View Post
    First year trying garlic out. Seems to be a fair bit of interest in it, not sure if we’ll find a better spot to plant more in or not. Overwhelmed with scapes right now so started organizing my new outdoor canning set up. Can’t bear how hot it makes the house on these already hot days.





    Supposed to taste like pickled dilly beans? For some reason I think they’ll be a little stronger. Need some brave taste testers!
    Nice I have a bunch of scapes in the fridge we plucked off not sure what to do with em. Reply With Quote
    Blaithin's Avatar Jul 29, 2022 | 19:55 37
    Quote Originally Posted by biglentil View Post
    Nice I have a bunch of scapes in the fridge we plucked off not sure what to do with em.
    I’ve done pickles, pesto and hummus so far. May try and dehydrate some for a powder and chop some to mix up some compound garlic butter. The rest are going to get vacuum sealed and froze I think. Too hard to use them all fresh! Reply With Quote
    Jul 29, 2022 | 20:21 38
    Quote Originally Posted by cropgrower View Post
    Attachment 10784. anybody know a gropher could climb five feet straight up a 1/2 inch steel bar ? we watch this one doing it on and off !
    I had a similar hook with a bird feeder hanging off it with sunflower seeds. A squirrel kept climbing up it and getting the seeds. So I greased the pole. I never laughed so hard - I wish I had a video! The squirrel would get so far and then slide down. He kept trying though! A for effort.
    Last edited by littledoggie; Jul 30, 2022 at 12:25. Reason: pole, not hangar
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  • Jul 30, 2022 | 10:15 39 img-7558 Reply With Quote
    Jul 30, 2022 | 12:26 40
    Quote Originally Posted by cropgrower View Post
    Image not there. Reply With Quote
    Jul 30, 2022 | 13:54 41 dont know how to fix , was a vid of squirrel on bird feeder and dog underneat ! and the chase across the lawn ! kids comentry makes me laugh every time ! Reply With Quote
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  • Partners's Avatar Aug 1, 2022 | 16:37 43

    Bloomed for 26 days.
    Needed a drink long ago..some blank pods.. Reply With Quote
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  • Aug 2, 2022 | 07:21 44 Sunnies doing well ..
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    Blaithin's Avatar Aug 2, 2022 | 08:44 45 Done. Fields are 15-100% hailed out.

    Poor garlic even took it on the chin.



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    Aug 2, 2022 | 09:08 46 Looked like some nasty storms in Alberta yesterday
    Sad to see Reply With Quote
    Aug 2, 2022 | 14:24 47
    Quote Originally Posted by Blaithin View Post
    Done. Fields are 15-100% hailed out.

    Poor garlic even took it on the chin.



    Hail no good for any of us that farm
    Welker Farms from Shelby Montana
    One of the few youtube farmers i watch, very genuine people

    youtu.be/LAGQHqL1Dnw

    We got hit 2 years ago , same thing Blathin, 20 to 100% on 80% of the farm. Sick feeling Reply With Quote
    Blaithin's Avatar Aug 2, 2022 | 15:19 48
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    Hail no good for any of us that farm
    Welker Farms from Shelby Montana
    One of the few youtube farmers i watch, very genuine people

    youtu.be/LAGQHqL1Dnw

    We got hit 2 years ago , same thing Blathin, 20 to 100% on 80% of the farm. Sick feeling
    They finished their crop check, figure around 3100 hit out of 4400 🤮

    Seem to get hit every year around here. Just that hail alley area. Only hope is it doesn’t take out everything when it comes - or it’s early enough you can get some rebound.

    Harvest just got shorter anyway. Reply With Quote
    Aug 2, 2022 | 15:23 49
    Quote Originally Posted by Blaithin View Post
    They finished their crop check, figure around 3100 hit out of 4400 🤮

    Seem to get hit every year around here. Just that hail alley area. Only hope is it doesn’t take out everything when it comes - or it’s early enough you can get some rebound.

    Harvest just got shorter anyway.
    Hail this time of year will just cause quality problems with regrowth at harvest unfortunately Reply With Quote
    Aug 4, 2022 | 19:58 50 Name:  C0899E35-60C8-4FF8-ACB7-69E915563178.jpg
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Size:  9.8 KBhad lunch at sisters place in White City, Stanley was in attendance...
    Oh and so was my Nephew Ryan, it was a pretty good day and a little stressful. Reply With Quote

  • Aug 4, 2022 | 20:52 51
    Quote Originally Posted by TSIPP View Post
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Size:  9.8 KBhad lunch at sisters place in White City, Stanley was in attendance...
    Oh and so was my Nephew Ryan, it was a pretty good day and a little stressful.
    That something very few will experience.

    The stars have to align.
    Many lose their way.
    Hope you got to enjoy seeing the trip.
    Congratulations to your nephew.


    Enjoy it.
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  • Aug 4, 2022 | 21:25 52 The stressful part was that this morning my dad, Ryan’s grandfather didn’t wake up and the day with Stanley was almost cancelled, well dad is almost 91 and has used up more lives than a cat and woke up a little before noon, the hospital is still doing tests we don’t know what’s going on but I had better visit dad really soon. Reply With Quote
    Aug 4, 2022 | 23:31 53 Awesome, very few people get to share that experience 👍👍
    I got to see it from a few fellas I played with . Hardest trophy to win in any sport . Reply With Quote
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  • Aug 8, 2022 | 09:53 54 Still my favourite one from a few years ago at the end of June

    A lot of electricity in the sky early that morning
    Big storms the next day Reply With Quote
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  • fjlip's Avatar Aug 8, 2022 | 13:54 55 Sunset Reply With Quote

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    Thought we might get some hard water
    But , Nothing to add to our 6.5” since spring
    Last edited by caseih; Aug 8, 2022 at 22:56.
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  • Aug 10, 2022 | 07:21 58 Will be interesting to see how these finish out
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  • Aug 10, 2022 | 12:54 59
    Quote Originally Posted by Partners View Post
    Where is that unique house located? I know of a tree house located near St.Gregor,Sk. This fellow I hear is very innovative when it comes to machining and fabrication. Reply With Quote
    Partners's Avatar Aug 10, 2022 | 13:15 60 Seen pic on line..not sure where it is. Reply With Quote