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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #705 on: May 15, 2023, 07:14:09 am »
By the way my wife loved her bouquet of asparagus.

After the kids left yesterday I checked out my Jawge graft. Itís still looking good. I also did a few more last week and they look like they have potential.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #706 on: May 15, 2023, 07:17:02 am »
I found the goose eggs broken up and drug away from the nest last week. It looks like three of the six made it . The mother , father and three babies are swimming in my pond.

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« Reply #707 on: May 21, 2023, 07:27:37 am »
Itís been a very busy how ever many days. Iím starting to feel the years. Iím really tired.

I planted my sons corn.

Planted most of our soybeans.

Sprayed beets and killed rye cover in preparation for planting edible beans. They arenít GMO so I have to kill the rye before we plant the seeds.

I put nitrogen on our wheat and sugar beets.

We are almost caught back up again.

Which is good because my brother goes for surgery tomorrow morning. He wonít be able to help until he gets healed up. We were hoping to avoid the procedure, but the doctors are pretty sure he still needs it. I hope and pray everything goes well. His healing is complete and he adjusts to his new lifestyle well. I also pray he can still work with me for many years to come.

We are still pretty cool around here. Had two white frost this week. A couple days would have been beautiful for February. My cousin who lives further inland said his dogs water bowl was frozen solid one morning.

I was thinking we were past the freezing point. I didnt get any apples from my dads tree last year. Well I did get about five. I was thinking they were safe this year. Almost budded out earlier in April but then just waited for it to warm up. Finally got some warm weather and they blossomed out. Just in time to get frosted and frozen. Maybe we will still get some. This is a pretty hardy tree. I trimmed it in March and itís the one I saved grafting material from for my Jawge  graft.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #708 on: May 21, 2023, 07:38:17 am »
I put the nitrogen on wheat and sugar beets. I we always split our nitrogen applications. Got done just before a nice slow  1/2 ď rain that will put it right where the crops need it. It is a good practice and a great way to insure that spring rains donít leach it away. Good for environment and the wheat.

I could see how weedy the wheat was when I sprayed it for weeds. Hereís a picture. Maybe you can see how the wheat is green. The funny colored stuff is the weeds that were growing above the wheat. Hopefully now dying. It was already very hard on the wheat in places completely chocking it out.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #709 on: May 21, 2023, 07:40:38 am »
The rye cover crop l planted sugar beets into is dying now and the sugar beet rows are starting to show up

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #710 on: May 21, 2023, 07:50:14 am »
I know Iím not supposed to talk religion. Iím not going to.

I would just like you all to know that if you feel inclined to pray for my brother I would appreciate that. Whatever your faith.

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« Reply #711 on: May 21, 2023, 07:12:06 pm »
Prayers sent BJ. Pappy
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« Reply #712 on: May 21, 2023, 10:26:14 pm »
Hope things go OK for your brother, Brian.  And hope your weather warms up!  It's amazing how fast we've gone from shoveling to mowing.  Darn near had to rent a brush hog to do the back lawn.
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Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for."
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #713 on: May 22, 2023, 02:58:28 am »
Thoughts and Prayers sent ! Bob
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

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« Reply #714 on: May 22, 2023, 03:54:06 am »
I'm with you and your Brother BJ

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« Reply #715 on: May 22, 2023, 06:04:52 am »
Thank You everyone for the thoughts and prayers. They are very much appreciated and welcome.

Bjrogg

PS I will try to make a update when I get information
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« Reply #716 on: May 22, 2023, 06:56:54 am »
Will keep your bro on the short list.
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« Reply #717 on: May 22, 2023, 01:21:52 pm »
Sending positive energy up into the universe for your brother and your family, Brian.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #718 on: May 22, 2023, 01:32:37 pm »
Thank You Mike and Pat.

From what I understand he went in surgery early this morning but expects to be in most of the day.

Iím certainly not going to rush them. If thereís one thing I have learned from hospital visits itís donít be in to much of a hurry to get out of there. If something is wrong get it checked out before you go.

Thanks everyone again l will keep you updated

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #719 on: May 22, 2023, 04:13:55 pm »
My sister said he was doing pretty good. Very tired and doctors said he would be in a lot of pain for a few days. Heís resting now.

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