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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another day in Paradise...

Today we started chopping silage. Sort of a poor start I might add. It rained last night so the clover was so wet water was running out the bottom of the dumpbox. The reason I knew water was running out the bottom of the dumpbox was that the bottom split open and I thought it was going to drop 7 tonnes of silage on the ground.
I opened the field which put a load on the old International truck. Then I went back home and planted 4 more acres of barley. So you could say I barely planted barley. That would be a very confusing sentence if you were dyslexic.
This is a continuation of yesterday's barley planting adventure. I have had a lot of problems no-tilling the heavy clay river bottom soils late in the spring. They crack and dry out really bad. So, I had my faithful employee disk at an angle and then I planted across the angle with the Great Plains no-till drill. The drill worked the ground up very nicely. Unfortunantly I caught up to the little M670 rather quickly. So, I did a test plot as I wanted to get done planting.
Then we installed the new $345 turbo on the White 2-135. It even rain!
This morning I took the 2-155 and chopper down the road to chop clover for a neighbor.
At coffee time we discussed the Russians turning loose the pirates. See the link to Hyphenated American. I have opinions.
Now I think I shall go to bed. Am feeling a bit depressed for various reasons but I don't really have the energy to share... Look, the bottom is busting out of the dump box! Oh no!

3 comments:

  1. What, you're not staying up with bated breath to watch the 11PM election returns?! In this state that's enough to make anyone clinically depressed.

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  2. Hah! I'm also not turning on the TV at 6 a.m.
    I hope Sizemore gets the nomination, wins the election and shuts down the state finances!
    Instead I suppose we will get even more taxes in the clever government plant to shut down all business in this state!

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  3. That is the nice thing about being 14...you don't have to pay taxes. I would say that what goes on in the government doesn't mean a lot to me, but it affects me to...even though I'm not sure how at the moment. Anyway I got things I would rather not do to do now. Hmm...the last part of that sentence was a bit confusing perhaps.

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