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#1 JDGuy445 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Here's the beginning. This would be where it all starts. The 171x71 plot is currently covered in cover crop. The 555 plow is being restored and the 1600 plow is waiting. Should be ready to roll this spring. With this weather, we may even start earlier. Last year's plow date was St. Paddys day, shooting for around that time again. I have some straw spread out as well for a little extra coverage. The Amish neighbor has his field chiseled so that is a good sign that plow day is near!

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 02:10 AM

please keep us in the loop  :thumbs: and don't forget:   :wewantpics:


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 05:01 AM

I could have fun there! Get someone taking pics as you plow it!


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 07:58 AM

Really nice size garden you got there :thumbs:  What cover crop did you plant ?  I  have winter rye  going in mine , it's the only thing green in the yard lol .


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:32 AM

Thanks guys! We planted oats this years, does pretty well, not quite as thick so easier to plow. I plan on doing a soil check once it's dried up a little and see how it is. 



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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:52 AM

Great looking garden area.  It almost looks like spring has sprung there.  I hope it plows easily for you.  Thanks for that photograph.



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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:44 PM

Been an interesting past two days. Yesterday I got the idea to burn trash.That lasted about a half hour when some straw caught fire laying in the garden. Burned a spot a little smaller than a JD 345. Luckily I got it out. So today I dug in and the soil looks a little wet. Maybe if it keeps up, next week.

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 06:03 PM

I also burned some brush in the garden.  It didn't burn very well, since it was so wet.  I had a tree come down in the big wind this week, so I will cut it up and burn in the garden again.  I like the charcoal and ashes in the soil.



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Posted March 30, 2013 - 07:06 PM

You had said thar you neighbor had chisled his property, what does that mean?? If you don't know ask.

 

 

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Chisel is a type of tool. So by chiseling it's like plowing, but with a chisel. Not quite as thorough.

You had said thar you neighbor had chisled his property, what does that mean?? If you don't know ask.

 

 

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 04:30 PM

Last week, I was burning some trash and burned a small spot where some straw was laying in the garden. Last Saturday was still a bit wet for plowing. Today, was the big day. Pulled the 630 out, of course it had the blade I put on last week, and I decided not to waste time on that, so I started immediately, got the plow on and in the garden. Stopped about midway to refuel. Sadly the 555 isn't quite ready so it was the 1600 for plow of choice. For some reason it didn't turn over like I wanted, but I finished anyhow. Took two videos, will be up later. The smoke from the fire was a bit annoying. Guess I'll be harrowing soon then too.

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Posted July 23, 2013 - 11:05 AM

Well, sorry I haven't updated this. Got some sweet corn off this morning. Cutting the corn off the cob, the dog enjoys getting the left-overs and the fresh right off the cob with some butter sure is good.

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Fell behind this year, but the garden is coming to an end. Tomatoes are done, sunflowers were cut tonight, biggest one was 10 feet high by 3 inch diameter stalk, which I think is a record. Soybeans is all that remains. Oats are now coming up.

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