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« Reply #735 on: June 04, 2023, 03:47:29 am »
What a spot by the "Big" Pond  (A) ! Bob
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« Reply #736 on: June 04, 2023, 08:14:10 pm »
Looks like a fine place to relax and enjoy the view.
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« Reply #737 on: June 05, 2023, 06:55:39 am »
Looks like a fine place to relax and enjoy the view.
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Yes Pappy it certainly is. As my cousin who comes back home from California every summer to visit says. ďItís a great place to reboot the soulĒ

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« Reply #738 on: June 05, 2023, 07:03:11 am »
What a spot by the "Big" Pond  (A) ! Bob


It really is a great spot Bob. Would love to share a bonfire with you there sometime. The lake is way down again. My brother has been fishing with his waders and doing good.

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« Reply #739 on: June 05, 2023, 07:05:35 am »
Had a big long comment almost finished then pressed the wrong key and closed out the screen by accident :fp

Remove the fruit this year. See how it grows and maybe leaving a light crop next year. Looks great! Looks like the bloom made it through the spring frosts so you ought to get some fruit from the bigger tree. 28 degree F for 3 hours is a 90% kill during full bloom. We made it down to 29 for 30 min one night this year. Interesting to see the timing difference. We are about a month ahead. Lodi(July apples) will be ready in a month about. But a long way to go on Stamen and Rome with a mid October pick date. The season for Primary apple scab is over and I think I got through things well this year. Lots of early mornings, maybe tonight I can post a few sun rise pictures from the last month. Need to turn my attention to some of the field crops soon.

Been hot and dry here for a while. No rain in the forecast either. Odd for this time of year in SW Pa. Think the last rain was May 20th and that was less than .5"

Worked hard this week to finish everything to be able to do some work in the shop this weekend. I better start by cleaning up my mess:)
Mike   

         


Yes I forgot to mention that the big tree I got the graft material from did set fruit. So glad. My wife and I really like the apples it produces.

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« Reply #740 on: June 05, 2023, 09:15:48 am »
Wheat is starting to head out. Probably about six to seven weeks till harvest. Still lots of stuff to get ready in the shop, which has been sit aside for now. With my brother still on the DL. My nephew and I have been to busy in the fields to get much shop work done.

Hopefully I can get along in the fields more myself now and my nephew can get some time in the shop.

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« Reply #741 on: June 06, 2023, 03:19:13 am »
I'm guessing Your Brother is Fishing for Smallmouth Bass when wading ? Bob
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« Reply #742 on: June 06, 2023, 06:22:04 am »
I'm guessing Your Brother is Fishing for Smallmouth Bass when wading ? Bob


Yes. Bass .

Pulled a few lunkers out of there. Itís a pretty popular fishing spot. Iím sure it was even back when the native Americans were still here.  Itís a shallow flat area. If you watch long enough you will see them jump out of the water for bugs.

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« Reply #743 on: June 07, 2023, 07:22:09 am »
All the wheat has been cut here and most have beans planted over the stubble.  :) my corn is waste high now and could really use some rain, been a very dry spring here again this year. :-\
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« Reply #744 on: June 08, 2023, 08:24:23 am »
All the wheat has been cut here and most have beans planted over the stubble.  :) my corn is waste high now and could really use some rain, been a very dry spring here again this year. :-\
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Yes we are definitely behind your neighborhood Pappy.

Corn is probably a week behind normal and itís still pretty cool here yet. Had to find a shirt with sleeves again. You need to have a portable closet around here . You never know what you might get for weather around here.

Itís been a pretty decent spring for rain here. Could use a little rain again, but not serious yet unless you are trying to plant beans in ground that was tilled a few weeks ago. Thatís dried out as deep as you worked it.

It looks like itís going to rain every day. Itís like twilight all day long. Iíve seen raccoons running around four hours before itís actually twilight. Hope they get those forest fires out soon. Iím sure all my crops are missing out on photosynthesis they need because of all this smoke.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #745 on: June 08, 2023, 08:27:27 am »
Our pinto beans came up good. Getting their first tri foliates .

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #746 on: June 10, 2023, 07:21:49 am »
Been busy . Nephew in the shop and myself in the fields.

Still smoky haze. I hope they get these fires under control soon. I canít imagine how much fire it takes to make the sky so hazy this far from the source.

A couple pictures of the hazy sun shining. Hard to capture in pictures.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #747 on: June 10, 2023, 07:23:26 am »
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« Reply #748 on: June 10, 2023, 11:15:13 am »
We can't smell the smoke but you can easily see the haze over the mountains here. They say it could go on all summer. Just pray for the wind to change directions for relief.
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 #749 on: June 12, 2023, 09:40:44 am »
We got a really nice slow half inch rain over the past 24 hours.

My daughter said that her dog Zoey gifted it to us. She passed away a year ago yesterday and my daughter still really misses her.

We did of course get these two. One a knuckle head and the other has a licker problem. Licks everything.lol

They arenít Zoey, but we love them and they love us in return.

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