03-16-2013 12:39 AM
So, I'm attending a marketing class at the Lafayette Trading Academy in Wayzata, Minnesota. It's a real good marketing course, but we can talk about that later. I just wanted to report that there is no corn being planted, yet, between Des Moines, Iowa and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Plenty of snow, but no 'blow 'and' go'.
I understand that the first corn planted in the U.S. is emerging. We'll have photos and details Monday. What are you doing right now?
--Cleaning planter discs
--Putting new doors on your machine shed
--Repairing holes in fences
--Changing tires on your tractors
--Sweeping your bin floors clean.
--Mowing your yard.
--Meeting with your Marketing Team
03-16-2013 05:09 AM
FWIW, posting at 1:00? I guess you got nominated to cover dad duty during the night shift.
Have a good one. Shaggy
03-16-2013 07:19 AM
I'm calving out cows, myself.
We are about a month and a half, from corn planting, all the frost isn't out of the ground yet (where there is enough moisture for there to be frost).
03-16-2013 08:25 AM
Lets see today I am putting a new tire on skid loader
2.Spending a couple hours helping out the drama club my kids are in with props
3. scraping cattle lots
4. Gotta go to the Catlemans banquet tonight
5. Gloating over the MSU win over Iowa all day!
BTW I already fixed the machine shed doors, I haven't even begun to think about the planter. Did think about gettin the chopper in the shop and starting to goover it.
Tomorrow I am going to take a Concealed cary class.
Wife and I are hoping the kids leave the house soon so we can stay here! LOL
BTW we got about 10 years before that can happen.
03-16-2013 09:02 AM
going out to check on the syrup cooker
hooking onto the grain trailer and loading out a load of that bearish priced corn and delivering it
then going to empty the sap jugs on the trees
working at sorting some cattle and getting them ready for green pasture in a few weeks.
keeping the sap dehydrator lack of system going most of the day. First time I ever did this and if I ever do it again there will be a different cooking set up.
03-16-2013 10:42 AM
Just about impossible too think about planting and/or planter prep. until this **bleep** snow stops falling!!! Another 5-6" last nite and next storm supposed too be coming in Mon.. High temp. next Tues.- Wed. are onlyforecast too be in low 20ies. Enough already....I'm ready for Spring !!! If the weather does turn around the end of next week.......planting here will probably not start until early May.
03-16-2013 10:49 AM
Changing oil and getting some equipment ready. way to cold and snowy in Minnesota for this late in the year. plus 2' of frost going to get pretty late by the time this all melts. It wont be long and the trade will start to take notice of the northern belt.
03-16-2013 11:00 AM
Ps, good for you JR on the CC class. It looks like us here in IL may finally get to exercise that right as well by June.
03-16-2013 12:16 PM
LOL ---------- NO -------- LMAO --------------- NO I got it ROTFLMAO -- yeah thats the ticket ! Jr helping out the DRAMA class --- oh chit -- i can't quit laughing ! They couldn't find anybody better than a DairyFarmer teaching Drama -- Dang Jr . my side is hurting !!!!! Thanks ole buddy for the laugh
Anyway what was the question here ? Oh yeah , What have we been doing , right ?
Well it's been a bog week here ! First thingI did wasgo over to the shed --walked in , sat down on my chair , then got up did a walk around -- wondering where the h e ll to start , then sat back down and called Hobby , then came home for lunch.
Day 2 was better -- I figured out where to start , How about the sprayer ? Time to go home !
Day 3 , Went to the neighbors and picked up his home made special jack to raise up the Hagie so I couldswitch out the tires , Boy's them small tires are a b i t ch to roll -- only lost one that day , got the fork truck and picked it up . Got 2 done .
Day 4 Started on the back 2 , then Big Jay stopped by , walked in and asked what I was doing ? I said come over here and I will show you --- LMAO
Boy that was the ticket ! things went REAL good , what took me 4 hours -- the two of us did in 2 hours -- could have been quicker ,but hadto stop nd shoot the chit a few times .
And here's the finished product .