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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #720 on: May 23, 2023, 07:00:48 am »
Hospital said my brother had a good night. That they even got him up and gave him a little walk. Said today would probably be hard but he has a high tolerance for pain.

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« Reply #721 on: May 23, 2023, 07:31:19 am »
Glad to hear he made it through surgery well and is on the mend. :)
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« Reply #722 on: May 23, 2023, 09:33:32 am »
Glad to hear he made it through surgery well and is on the mend. :)
 Pappy

Thanks Pappy. I just got a text from him. He said he was in a little pain but happy I finished planting soybeans. Told him we had everything under control and not to be in a rush to get out of there. Was really good to hear from him. He was glad to get his phone back. Iím sure he will be playing games on it.lol more than communicating with everyone. Thatís ok though

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #723 on: May 24, 2023, 09:31:48 pm »
Talked to my brother on the phone today. He sounded really good. He had visitors so we only talked for a few minutes but it was really good to hear his voice and it sounded strong and happy.

Getting everything ready to start planting Pinto beans.

Still cool. Talking chance of frost next two nights. Supposed to warm up next week.

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« Reply #724 on: May 26, 2023, 06:09:39 am »
Good to hear things seem to be moving in the right direction for your brother.

Been cool nights here but looks like the frost is over till fall. Long stretch of dry weather coming now. The guys will need to be laying pipe soon and running the pumps. They planted some sweet corn yesterday, maybe 2 acres, and its going to need to be irrigated to get a good even stand. I been spending most of my time in the orchards, pretty happy with how things are looking so far there, but its a long way to go yet. 1st plantings of tomatoes, peppers, cuks, and zuks are in the ground. Strawberries are starting to color up, but the deer have been pretty hard over them over the winter. Going to be lots of small berries this year and that makes for a hard sell but thats how things go.

Been keeping busy in my free time trying to process a bitter nut hickory into staves. Was not in my plans but have to take advantage  of the moment. Nice straight stuff but has some bark pockets in the wood so going to get what i can from it and keep my fingers crossed.

Whelp coffee finished up, I best get out there.
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #725 on: May 26, 2023, 09:33:41 am »
Thanks Mike. Glad to hear things are looking good there. Hope the trend continues.

Dr just told my brother that there was residual cancer in the tumor they removed. He was confident he got it all though and his lymph nodes were clean

Iím planting our pinto beans now. Wish it was a little warmer. Still was a light white frost yet this morning. Itís supposed to warm up next week but theyíve been saying that for a month. Here by the lake it seems like when it should be a nice day. The wind decides it wants to blow off the lake it cools thing down a lot. Feels really good when it gets hot out but not so much in the early spring.

Not complaining though. As Pappy says Life is good

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #726 on: May 27, 2023, 04:32:44 am »
Thought of You yesterday Morning - had a hard white Frost here. Bob
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #727 on: May 28, 2023, 12:02:58 pm »
Thought of You yesterday Morning - had a hard white Frost here. Bob


It was a light one here Bob. Iím sure hoping itís the last one for this spring. And we donít get an early one this fall.

Especially since we started planting Pinto beans. They wonít be as hardy with the cold. They like it warm. Not necessarily extreme heat, especially when they are blossoming. The lake is still going to keep us about 15 to 20 degrees cooler than inland, but when they start getting up to the 90ís thatís alright with me and my crops.

Yesterday I finished planting Pintos. This field is my cousinís grandpas farm. The people who bought the buildings really did an awesome job fixing everything up. I always enjoy seeing it. I text my cousin a picture and he didnít realize it was his grandpaís place until I told him. It could be the home of the Clydesdales.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #728 on: May 28, 2023, 12:04:40 pm »
Our soybeans are just starting to poke out. You can see them shoving the ground up.

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« Reply #729 on: Today at 07:04:01 am »
Had a very nice Memorial Day weekend. Not as nice as when we all went to the primitive meet in Marshall, but we did our best. Had two graduation parties and a wedding on Saturday. I was very tired but it was fun.

Then Sunday was my youngest grandsonís birthday party. I love that boy . Heís always gotta be the old ball. Everyone else in the family is MSU. So of course he has to be Michigan. His mother made the cake and said it proves her unconditional love making him this cake. Go Spartans.

We worked hard at planting black beans the last two days. My brother is back from hospital. Heís on the disabled list yet, but he has helped us move stuff around when we switch fields. He looks good and I can tell heís itching to get back to work. Weíre holding him back though. Need him healed up good first.

Was planting black beans at my cousins farm yesterday. Getting dusty now. Definitely warmed up. Slept with windows open past two nights. First time furnace hasnít run in a long time.

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