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Taking Advantage of the Warm Weather

The past couple weeks have had much above normal temperatures – close to freezing most days. We have been taking advantage of this warm spell – got the majority of our seed cleaning done, and cleaned up a couple of grain bags of canola. It is much nicer working in these warmer conditions compared to the temperatures we normally Read More...

Winter Has Settled In

We had our first snow at the end of October, and it hasn’t left. We had a few weeks of well below average temperatures in early November, but since then it has been quite warm out, and this weekend they are forecasting plus 4C temperatures – which won’t completely melt the snow we have but with the warmer temperatures recently Read More...

We Are DONE!!!

After a wild and crazy 2019, we finished up last Thursday, October 17th! I cannot remember a season with such extremes – with the extreme dry and cool conditions in May to mid June, then an extremely wet pattern for the next 4 weeks which dropped close to 240mm of rain in places (10″); then a near record cool temperatures during Read More...

Getting Close! Happy Thanksgiving!

It has been a good week of progress. The forecast had been calling for some snow to fall, but all we ended up with was a day of light flurries, all of which melted upon contact with the ground. It only took one day before we could get going again.  We pushed hard this last week, going well into the early mornings most days. We are getting Read More...

Going Again, For Now

We finally got going again on Saturday afternoon, then had a shower move through and shut us down. With strong winds and sun finally shining we got back at it again this afternoon. Canola is testing between 11.5-12.3% – we will dry all the canola that is above 11%. Below 11% we will be able to freeze it down in the bin over winter and will Read More...

Another Good Week….AND SNOW!

The good news, the cereals are all off. That is a relief, given the weather event we had last night!  We are sitting at 63% complete overall. Even though the current weather is not favorable – having the cereals off is a big relief. Having to dry grain that still has retained its quality is not a big expense, it just takes time. Read More...

Good Progress this Week

Even though it hasn’t been great weather this past week we were able to make decent progress. We finished our wheat and today got into the oats. We have about 70% of our oats left to go and we are pushing hard to get it in the bin before….you guessed it…the next weather system moves through. This next weather system could stall Read More...

Weather Continues to Frustrate!

It’s been a decent week for progress considering the poor weather a we have all but 260 acres of barley off. Today we are working on the last half section of barley and hope to get it off prior to the next forecasted rain event which is slated to start late afternoon today. All that we have harvested to date has been at higher moistures Read More...

Some Progress

Another week of cool temperatures and periodic rain, but we did manage to get some of our barley off. We harvested 54% of our 6-row barley and 33% of our 2-row Metcalf barley – all of which looks to still have decent quality. It is a balance between not getting too much swathed ahead of the combines, but with all the green and multiple Read More...