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Amazing modern farming
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deadcarp    Posted 05-02-2004 at 07:55:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess i should be used to it, but i'm still impressed. Yesterday i met a tractor with 12 big tires (3 at each corner) who was towing a foldup disc that coulda covered the highway in 1 swath. This morning i heard the boys just planted 7500 acres of spuds in 13 days.

Ya know, i vividly remember my dad's pride when he pulled the harnesses off the team and had just gotten another 40 acres of oats in. Supper was always special those nights. As mom dished it up, he'd remind her that her treat was coming. :)




~Lenore    Posted 05-02-2004 at 08:45:25       [Reply]  [No Email]

That was special, deadcarp.
(I am always afraid my dyslexia will pop out when I type your name)LOL
...but on with my note. I like that you ate supper at night; I did too.
Also nice you ate together with your family at the table.
And very special, your dad showed his affection for your mom in front of you.
Too many dads do not do that.


New-Gen    Posted 05-02-2004 at 09:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
So lenore, you eat breakfast, dinner and supper in that order? I Eat all three but no neccesarily in that order! LOL


~Lenore    Posted 05-02-2004 at 09:43:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, New gen I do; or maybe did.
I had no idea there was any other way until recently when lunch popped in where dinner used to be and dinner got bumped to supper time and supper got eliminated!!

Of course, I will eat "breakfast" at lunch/dinner or supper time!! Funny how things so subtly change on us. Words are the same way... I will not go further on that subject. ;-)


Les    Posted 05-02-2004 at 08:23:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had less time to get into trouble in those days, didn't we? And there was less trouble to get into.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 05-02-2004 at 08:22:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just like a Farmer. Mind's always in the dirt.

Fellow acorss street farms 6,000 acres with two brothers and nephew. They use three them Case-IH duad-tracks and two JD track jobs. Saw all of them yesterday pulling down new JD refitting older one for planting corn. What a job. Seams the new stuff doesn't do much better than our old Ollies. Thied big brothercommented Our Ollies likely less trouble. AND, I thought I could get down in the rain.
And, their latest Combine runs a 8mph.
New farming's getting so fast, getting harder to keep up. lol
Fernan
PS see UC buggy? Left it outside for was job! lol


jeanette    Posted 05-02-2004 at 11:21:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
got all the corn planted this is the earliest we've had it in ever.
time for beans next week.


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