What happened on your farm today?

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jpm1
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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by jpm1 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:11 pm

harvested my colza, planting barley, on my 6.4 ha fields. peacefully, no fertilizer, no calc no extra ploughing. i let the soil live. i just feed myself, and eventually make few $ beside

Phigo
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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by Phigo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:27 pm

Thougt i save some money. Instead of buying a watertank and Building a Small Pond would do it. Ended Up in spending 9000 bucks for a 2x2 Meter waterhole...

At least it lets me fill Up the Aquatrans

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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by chaskuchar1 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:34 pm

switched to cotton in hard mode. field 24 expanded to the max. more than one bale first time. slow going though. will buy more land when I have a few coins. chas
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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by Sinjorenbloed » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:29 am

Brought my loan debt down from 500.000€ to 270.000€. Still a long way to go though....

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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by Phigo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:38 am

Oh well - loan went also down. Just 180k in depth.

I start to think on my next step. I start slowly on buying more sheep (50 so far). Next ist either buying a Truck with a bigger Trailer (I hate drivng backwards with that 2-cotton-bale-Trailer an the dolly) or field 12 on Ravenport (I already own 6 and 7). Or maybe I will place a small padock for 2 horses. Or simply a solar-Panel...

Dang - too much Options and too Little time to Play :-(

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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by scoobzor134 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:11 am

Put my 2 year old son next to me and we cut the grass on field 21. Sprayed fertilizer on fields 18 and 19 going into there finale growth stage. Did 3 fertilizing contracts on 7, 10 and 16 for some easy money.

Harbor west needed corn With the price going +1000 I transported everything there making a good 40k.

My son just kept saying "tractor, tractor, tractor. .." So I accepted a ploughing contract for field 14 and after that a cultivating contract on field 16.

Fell asleep in my arms....best feeling ever after a hard day of work lol

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jpm1
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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by jpm1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:48 am

Phigo wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:38 am
Next ist either buying a Truck with a bigger Trailer
this is my today step. separated from my beloved TAW, and bought a truck and a big trailer. Be careful if you buy a big truck trailer, some can't take any load. they can only take most common crops. now i won't have to stop a tractor each time i have to make a delivery. plus the Man TGS 18.500 has an awesome handling
now i just planted my 3 fields with corn

scoobzor134 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:11 am
Harbor west needed corn With the price going +1000 I transported everything there making a good 40k.
on normal? that's a nice price

my new toy
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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by scoobzor134 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:33 pm

jpm1 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:48 am
scoobzor134 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:11 am
Harbor west needed corn With the price going +1000 I transported everything there making a good 40k.
on normal? that's a nice price
Yes I was suprised myself So didn't hasitate to sell :biggrin2:

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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by Trumpcard54455 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:05 pm

Have you ever witnessed the event that could be dubbed: "The Bale Fork in the Stone?"

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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by Phigo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:05 pm

Today it Rainer a lot. . Lost half the field of Cotton... Should've Been at least 1 bale

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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by richnshaz » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:18 pm

Due to the high winds we had last night a spent most of the morning out with the chainsaw .next years fire wood sorted spent afternoon in my nice cosy w/shop giving my n/Holland baler a winter service and ordering parts can’t wait to go home and check out the new t c combine

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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by Phigo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:08 am

Could pay my loan back.

And then I had a real funny Cotton-Bale: It was unloaded by the helper (I think it was Helper F) but never appeared on the field. It was gone. No bale anywhere. After a while I recognized some unharvested parts on the field, which was pretty unusual. I fired Helper F an drove back to one of that spots. The Cotton Harvester startet to go on a Little "bull-ride". It jumped every once in a while. Sometimes it looked like there where some bumps or else.

I tried to fold the harvester and could see a cotton-bale. I unloaded it and there was a second bale... I unloaded it too. So in the End there were one finished bale stuck in the harvester and it tried to roll over it. Never had that before and in the process couldn't reproduce it. Know it for the next time. At least no bale floated...

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Re: What happened on your farm today?

Post by chedly_farms » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:34 pm

Hello,

Chedly Farms has been busy at work this last week to say the least. We've been bouncing between getting our own crop in the ground and doing some contract work in the Felsbrunn valley. Yesterday we finished enlarging one of our fields, prepping it, and planting it.

So right now we are going to focus on working on some equipment getting our combine ready for harvest. We have four fields, although we did merge two of them. We also have decreased our 900k loan down to 840k.

We have a system in place that will hopefully allow us to grow by leaps and bounds. We use contract money to pay down the loan and buy fertilizers and seed, and harvest money to put towards more ground and equipment.

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