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swat1018

5 year old buck +
You plant much Milo, Bill? It does well in the drought capital of the world, for some reason. I've about given up on beans.
 

Bill

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You plant much Milo, Bill? It does well in the drought capital of the world, for some reason. I've about given up on beans.

I have just not in a few years. I had a nice crop of WGF sorghum one year.
 

Someday isle

5 year old buck +
Looks like today is the day Bill! All of Missouri is supposed to get a good rain today and tonight.
 

Bill

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Looks like today is the day Bill! All of Missouri is supposed to get a good rain today and tonight.

just logged into my security cameras. My gutters are running over. I need to clean those....but it was nice sight to see.
 

buckdeer1

5 year old buck +
I try to plant some milo each year and always plant 3-4 weeks after ag planting as I like it in the milk stage during late sept.You do have to watch for sugar cane aphids in this area of Kansas as that is the main reason alot of farmers had quit planting but now with some new insecticides they planted some this year and it did pretty good with the weather.Big secret is don't plant too thick or it won't head out.
 

Bill

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So my failed soybeans, followed by failed brassicas followed by rye and oats didn’t turn out to bad.

it’s got really sparse beans about 6 inches tall, small brassicas and oats and rye. Mostly still green because of the weather.

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The Neighbor plants beans on one of my fields on 1/3rds. I requested my 1/3 be left standing this year. That will feed a few deer for a bit.

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Bill

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No pic but The Hail Mary plot isn’t bad either. The deer hammered all the soybean and sunflower sprouts. Rye and clover did well.
 

Bill

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Just posting here for my own journals history sake. Today in the mail I received a signed agreement of sale for an additional 172 acres. Never hit the open market (not that I didn’t over pay).

I had this bought in 2009 with a verbal agreement and the owner got cold feet. 11 years later they approached me. But I reminded them every year I was still interested. Just pointing out it never hurts to let someone know you’re interested if they ever are. If I hadn’t done that, it would have been snatched up by someone else or on the open market.

I’ll post more details when it’s a done deal. That’s when the work starts, I’ve been coasting the last few years. Now I’m back to a zillion feet of road screening, bulldozing plots and making a royal mess with a chainsaw. I’ve never been frightened about hacking the crap out of mature junk trees and making timber look like a disaster. ;)

and of course it happens to be the week the stock market farted.....

never in my life have I bought something “almost” that took so long.

In March we signed our hand written agreement after a hand shake. Then COVID. Then planting season, finally in Aug we got a notarized contract. Then more Covid, then harvest season.
We close on Dec 9th.

I just reserved 5000 miscanthus rhizomes.

Going to be a busy year for me. My wife is actually coming to the farm in Two weeks.

we’re going to mark out where the bull dozer work needs to clean plots and build ponds.

hoping to get her in a box with an x bow. But that’s probably just a dream. :).
 
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Tree Spud

5 year old buck +
never in my life have I bought something “almost” that took so long.

In March we signed our hand written agreement after a hand shake. Then COVID. Then planting season, finally in Aug we got a notarized contract. Then more Covid, then harvest season.
We close on Dec 9th.

I just reserved 5000 miscanthus rhizomes.

Going to be a busy year for me. My wife is actually coming to the farm in Two weeks.

we’re going to mark out where the bull dozer work needs to clean plots and build ponds.

hoping to get her in a box with an x bow. But that’s probably just a dream. :).

Good luck with the closing. Sometimes things happen for a reason. Sounds like you will be busy!
 

Bill

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Good luck with the closing. Sometimes things happen for a reason. Sounds like you will be busy!

I’ll be honest. I’m not hurt over it taking so long.
After we shook hands and wrote a hand signed note the world and my stocks took a crap. The world is still crappy but my stocks are back.
 
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