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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Retro Harvest 89

Second in the series of home video conversions. I'm gradually picking out some of the best old home movies I recorded on VHS tape many years ago. Its a time consuming process that will hopefully get easier with practice. I've always been told that vhs tapes will degrade over time and become unusable so I better get it done before its too late.

After a night of -22F it was interesting to look at the harvest scenes in the August heat of 1989.






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  1. Sure a difference in harvest years. always like the different methods.

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    1. Huge difference to this year. Straight cutting durum by the fifth of September. This year was so cool that everything was late and green kernels in the sample right to the end of September.

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  2. Very different from our little cattle and hay operation back in the day.

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    1. There were cattle here too Gorges. We were still milking cows at the time of this video. Later I seeded those hills to grass for hay.

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  3. Thanks for going to the trouble to digitize stuff like this. I don't know much about the kind of farming you do, so I usually find it interesting. I did get kind of excited about the Dodge "DUDE" pickup at about 3:45. You still have that around? I can hear that gear reduction starter in my mind.

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    1. Yes, probably should have kept the old 70 Dude as it might be worth something now. I think it was sold in the 90s as we just were not using it anymore and somebody wanted to buy it so...It was just a slant six with 3 on the tree.

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