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Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:27 pm
by Cazzy3000
After few years working as a contractor in the states iv come back to my home place in shamrock Valley Ireland. My father was passed the farm from his father but now as he's got older the farm has slipped, he's sold his cows and sheep and leased out the grass fields while just mainting two arable fields to get by. Iv been back a few months now and have got the grass fields back, with what money and a small loan Iv had iv bought some sheep and upgraded one of the older tractors to a newer massey. Since we have now cows yet iv been selling silage to other farms and have begun to bring a new crop to the farm, soybeans. Hopefully in not too long I can get our cattle numbers back up and invest in a newer harvester, the one we have was my grandads and has near enough seen its day

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:50 pm
by chedly_farms
Cazzy3000, how are your beans doing? I’ve double cropped them this year after harvesting some winter oats. Ours look real good, hopefully we’ll get a decent crop. It’s the first time we planted them on Marwell.

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:52 pm
by bossmanslim
Sort of paused on FS right now waiting on Seasons to get an update so canola is back to being oilseed. The beta versions of Seasons is a stuff shoot on if they will work or not and while I don't mind some plowing, I'm not doing it after every corn and sunflower to satisfy my min max gaming ADD.

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:42 pm
by Cazzy3000
chedly_farms wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Cazzy3000, how are your beans doing? I’ve double cropped them this year after harvesting some winter oats. Ours look real good, hopefully we’ll get a decent crop. It’s the first time we planted them on Marwell.
Eh we're currently in a constant harvest phase (console) and we have just got first field in and seconded being plowed

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:20 pm
by SimpleFarmer
Lone Oak provides a lot of opportunity for our simple farmer, he's hoping to get everything needed to turn a profit soon in this big new world because his funds are almost dry. He's worried he might have to accept a government subsity at the risk of being despised by his fellow farmers, as he may have overspent on his harvester. He refuses to let the bank take his shiny new harvester back.

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:26 pm
by SimpleFarmer
He thinks if he hides the government subsity evidence well enough, noone will ever know. He's going to be up late tonight wondering how to hide this all from his wife, the town gossip and local flirt. Maybe she'll be out again on one of her "errands".

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:27 pm
by ivan700s
For several days in a row, we prepared the soil for sowing, cultivated and fertilized, today we sow soybeans and oats!
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Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:10 pm
by Dagrump
The corporate holding company decided to close down the farm I was managing at Hoosier Heartland. We experienced a serious sink-hole developing in the middle of the yard between the machinery sheds that made them unusable. It seems as though they hired someone to do some “landscaping” and the goofball made a real mess of things so the decision was to close down the farm selling all the equipment and lease or sell the fields.

I decided to go out on my own buying a farm down the road and the CEO of the farm I had managed made a personal loan of a million dollars to help me get started. So now I have 23 acres of canola and 63 acres of soybeans ready to harvest. Fortunately the contract work from other farmers has been plentiful so I am able to pay cash for a CaseIH 7240 harvester and a large grain trailer without any further debt. If the market prices hold up I will probably add another 80 to 100 acres and work the heck out of my small stable of equipment.

That's my story and I am sticking to it :mrgreen:

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:03 pm
by chedly_farms
Dagrump wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:10 pm
The corporate holding company decided to close down the farm I was managing at Hoosier Heartland. We experienced a serious sink-hole developing in the middle of the yard between the machinery sheds that made them unusable. It seems as though they hired someone to do some “landscaping” and the goofball made a real mess of things so the decision was to close down the farm selling all the equipment and lease or sell the fields.
I seen a sinkhole issue a few year back at a farm near Osina. They tore down a pig shed to find a massive sinkhole, that couldn't be fixed, or had anything built near it. Had to level the whole farm and built it again like new. It was amazing to see how identical the farms were. Good to see things working out in the end for ya Dagrump with the new farm situation.


Anywho's, We have begun cotton harvest on Marwell. They said cotton could not be grown in the British isles. Well, we are proving them wrong. Although harvesting cotton is slow and makes you feel like your doing nothing. But selling the bales at the price they are paying will make it worth it. I'm also sad to say, that the ModHub shipping company has delayed the delivery of our John Deere forage harvester until the 20th. I might send an email to their customer service representative 05-Chris, telling him how impatient I have become and that it's not fair. Oh well, it will give me time to harvest all the cotton we need to get harvested.

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:26 pm
by bossmanslim
ivan700s wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:27 pm
For several days in a row, we prepared the soil for sowing, cultivated and fertilized, today we sow soybeans and oats!
/snip
What map?

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:01 pm
by ivan700s
bossmanslim wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:26 pm
ivan700s wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:27 pm
For several days in a row, we prepared the soil for sowing, cultivated and fertilized, today we sow soybeans and oats!
/snip
What map?
map Przemasowo

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:02 pm
by EyesJoshuaMF
Got the duals on the 399 and smashing through the rolling!
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Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:54 am
by Dagrump
Just started harvesting a 60 acre field of soybeans with my brand new CaseIH 7240 harvester and it started raining - again. Harvesting will be complete when I finish the soybean field and tackle 28 acres of late canola.

Hopefully the harvest will allow me to retire some debt and add a couple fields I want. That will get me from 86 to nearly 160 acres and it will allow me to expand on the type of crops we are growing. I need to add corn and maybe sugar beets to our crop selection. Too cold here for cotton or sugar cane, so those are out.

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:02 am
by Vfarms
Well after a weird few years of nothing but warm, sunny weather, scientists are saying that the climate should normalize and we will have proper seasons again. (See what I did there?) I'm busy preparing for that by squirreling away hay and straw for my cows and growing a ton of crops for my pigs. My silage clamp is running over as well.

Re: What's going on, on your farm?

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:13 am
by Creppe
Just did my baling on old stream farm but trying to find a wrapper for it