yes sir. Wouldnt have it any other way... not too much Cotton Farmin goin on here in Central Texas tho anymore... We Farm more Corn than Cotton! I Like Harvestin Cotton better tho cause of the module builder and sitin on top of the modules at night looking at the stars!!!
haha, a shitaculture machine is exactly what it is. the quadtrac works real nice for hauling that tank around, traction is never an issue. the only problem is the quad has no PTO, so my uncle mounted an diesel engine on the side that you control from the cab. it works nice, but a PTO would be nicer.
Yes its that dusty out here. People call our dust moon dust because its so fine and of course nice ground up chaff from the combine doesn’t help any either. The screen is still in there, all that extension does is make it get its air from above the dusty mess below. It makes a BIG difference and on older steel cat tractors out here, you see this odd looking triangle thing bolted to the nose. That forced it to get its air from above as well and kept it from sucking in the dust that the forward part of the tracks kicked up. We only get at most 19 inches of rain fall a year here if that gives you any idea as to how dusty it can be.
Hi. I have added a sixteen cubic meter digester to it for Biogas and it is working wonders! Currently we are only using the gas for cooking and lighting. It is a "must have" once you have the confinement. And the slurry from the digester is ready for fertilizing the farm.No smell!
you'll have to forgive me because I am still figuring out the FFTF system. You sent me a message with the "friend invite" about your diversified operation. After I accepted it, I can't find your original message to me. Can you tell me more about about the reclaimed coal mine and the other crops you grow? (if you recall, I am the writer looking for innovative farmers)
We're never celebs bud. Always just farmers and proud of it. The bin pics crack me up.....I think I'm on my 15th and tired of pushing bolts for a cordless impact freak where I need to hold two wrenches!
We start prepping the ground in early March and, ideally, start planting corn in late March. Like you were saying, if it's too wet we have to wait until April. We like to be done planting corn around mid April. We start planting beans in early to mid May and can keep planting until July. We double crop beans behind wheat, so we're usually done planting them in early July. We like to be done harvesting corn by mid October and we usually finish harvesting beans around mid November.
It sounds like you stay pretty busy, farming and real estate! I wish you luck with that new land! I know it can be annoying cleaning up land that used to have trees on it. We've had to get rid of some stumps before and can get a little irritating.
You are not all that far from me. I am just south of Sesser. That really sucks on the barns. I was looking at all types of barns. I am looking to modify an old corn crib/feed barn. I has one lean to. gonna add a second and a new roof. might be putting up a barn. i have enough trusses for a 24x40, A buddys big barn collapsed under the snow load. metal is shot but i think i can use the poles and some of the 2bys. If nothing else those poles will make good corner posts for the some 4h cattle later on.
Nothing wrong with getting a bonus for doing things right. You said you were almost 100% notill, are you still that way or did you have to do a lot of tillage this year to fix ruts and dry things out? i help the neighbor farm and this year was tough on the fuel tank with all the tillage. Most years we just run the aerway/phillips harrow combo and then plant. Most is HEL ground so that's about all they'll let us do.