I was thinking of one that pulls behind the baler..I haven't found one yet, and we need to start haying. My husband seems like he is out of touch with things lately and I am getting frustrated with the waiting, I was hoping for a second cutting of hay if we would get in gear.
Glad to help Mike, the weather here is better than it's been, but now we are flooding. I have to have my husband drive me a half mile to the mail box to leave for work becuase our road is so wet that it takes a 4x4 to get up or down it. My car just won't do. Yeah we are calving and this wet spring is raising hell with us. I am about sick of this challenge. I knew it wouldn't be easy with as many cows as we have, but of all winters to go through this. It could of held off one more year. Just wishful thinking. I guess I shouldn't have bought that last semi load of cows a few weeks back. That would of helped some. The water is running down our road and through a couple of our pastures. Literally! I guess the next thing that can go wrong is that we will end up with pnuemonia and lose a bunch of calves from that. We can't even use our corrals, they are a foot deep with mud. There are many roads that the water is crossing in our area, and the Grand River is up to the top of it's banks due to severe ice jams. It was a sight to see as I came across the bridge by the community of Little Eagle this morning. I drive 40 miles to work in McLaughlin SD. Take care and if I can be of further help, let me know.
Mike, I found out last night that the guy that owns that land now is actually the local banker in our area, his name is Butch Webb. I also found out it is along a gravel road and is being used as pasture, my husband says there are no buildings on it. And it's not far from the southern corson county line, he thought about 5-7 miles and into the west 4.5 miles, off a main highway. I asked how far it was from Isabel but he didn't know. His map didn't show Isabel because that is Dewey County. Maybe your can try to download this program that takes satellite images I am not sure what it is called, I think it called Google Earth. That should get you to where you can see it by satellite. My husband showed it to me on an old atlas he had.
I am glad the information that I gave you was of some help. I will have my know it all husband (lol) find out more for you. And he will tell me who owns it and what they are using it for now. I will try to get you some pictures of it also. I told him about you last night and he said there were many families that did the same thing back in those days. Just like the woman in her late 80's that he helped last fall. I think it's great that you are interested in this part of your families history. Just to let you know, Corson county is north of Isabel.
Mike, You can try the Corson County register of deeds office and maybe you could learn something there. Or the Dewey county register of deeds office. I will give you both numbers. And If you would like I could send you some county maps. Do you know which direction from Isabel they lived? That would tell me which county to direct you to. Here are the numbers...Dewey county register of deeds office number is 605-865-3661 and they are located in Timber Lake South Dakota. And the Corson county office is 605-273-4395 and they are located in McIntosh, South Dakota. I live in Corson county, but at the very south end of it and the closest town to me is Timber Lake. If there is anything else I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. I will do what I can.
Mike, if you give me a name, I will do some research on my end for you. My husband might know something, we say he is a 50 year old man with a 100 year old mind. It would shock you the history he knows about our area. And if he don't know, he will find some one that does. Also, my mother in law is in her early eighties and might remember something. My husband has farmed alot of acres in and around where we live. Last fall we met a lady that lives down by Sioux Falls that spent some of her child hood on a farm next to ours. They were sent to talk to my husband because he seems to keep this mental history of so many people that once lived in our area. She described the house and he took her there. She was in here ninties and her daughter and son in law were my husbands age. He gave that old woman a chance to see her old family farm, more than likely one last time. And help her family learn more about their family heritage. They were very thankful for that gift he gave them that day. I don't know how he knows so much about all this, he just does.
Mike what is it that you do for Fastline? I work off the farm also, and wish I didn't have to, because I miss out on alot of day to day happenings there. And it's hard to make decisions when your not there.
I will check the site , thank alot for the info, and yes I know Isabel, SD, I live 20 miles to the east of there. In Timber Lake, SD. Why do you ask, who do you know. I am new to the area,only been here five years, but my husband has lived in the area all his life and knows everyone for many miles around. I am excited to hear more from you. Jacki
As it is our first year farming this is our first year on the farm. It was in corn last year. The farm has been GPS soil mapped. It is right on deficient on both P and K and needs to be limed. I dont want to be penny foolish on the DAP. The coop was supposed to use variable rate lime last fall and never got it done. The VRT on the lime is important as its all over the map. Good point on the DAP timing. I will use that one for the rest of my life.