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Monday, August 17, 2015

Swathing In The Rain

Not something I planned to do but the rain hit when I was at the far end of the field with the swather and I tried to work my way back to where the truck was parked. It actually worked quite well but I figured by 7:30 and with a headache I was ready to quit. Just as well because more rain hit as I drove home. Good thing the new road construction was gravelled or I'd have had problems. Four tenths in the gauge when I got home.
The canola was like most years. In places over ripe but in others so green that it could have stood another week or two before being ready. Always a compromise with this crop.
Some interesting cloud scenery on the way home if I'd only had a better camera or at least got this one focused properly.
The terrible heat of last week has ended and it is positively cool out there this evening at 52 degrees.

4 comments:

  1. We could use some of that cool. Some rain too.

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  2. I'm loving this cooler weather but fearing it means my green peppers won't have time to make fruit (didn't get them into the ground till mid-July).
    By the way, we got your "flutterby" infestation ... grills are full of 'em.

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  3. Cooler is great for me. If I never see 80 degrees again I will be happy.
    Been eating green peppers and vine ripened tomatoes here for a month now but I guess they were planted in late May too.

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