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 Post subject: Spring activity
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:08 am 
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Any one drilling anything, or have all you farmers just given up ? Folks round here starting to get busy, but it's hellish wet still, and the good frost mold has been washed off by the rain. Going to be a tricky drilling session,I reckon

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 Post subject: Re: Spring activity
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:41 am 
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Knocking some ploughing down today. Drilling Barley tomorrow.
The 100 acres following will be tricky and sticky.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:50 am 
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Getting back ploughing today, but its sticky and not drying much.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring activity
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:23 am 
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Sheep have been moved so 11ha to plough. Will need a dry day or two before drilling I would think. Loads of tractors out yesterday as I toured NW Norfolk.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:37 pm 
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Six inches of snow this weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring activity
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:02 pm 
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lot of ground still to be ploughed here but needs all its time to be dry


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 Post subject: Re: Spring activity
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:46 pm 
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New to us toy went out the yard this morning. Gone to the other end of the farm where the National Ploughing match was a couple of years ago.

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now the 6499 & carrier has just left. might be 1 pass each into the light chalk stubble and then in with the drill.

No chance down this end on the london clay.................

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 Post subject: Re: Spring activity
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:47 pm 
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Going to start putting wheat in when we get around to it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:28 pm 
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Seen fert being chucked on and groundwork being done so looks like things are getting cranked up round here.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:18 am 
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Its nearly dry enough to spread dung.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:36 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Spring activity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:07 pm 
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All hell has broken out around here this week.

Machines everywhere, drilling, pulling down, you name it, they are at it.

Some good looking seedbeds as well considering the lack of frost this past winter.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring activity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:16 pm 
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Nothing yet!


Do cows still go out to grass? They'll be out soon if they do.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring activity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:30 pm 
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Challenger returned this afternoon for the vaddy drill, assume its all going well- had wanted to go and get some pics of it in work but tied up in the workshop helping service the combine with the dealers man - he's also doing the odd one or two warranty jobs. Feels very odd seeing as its just march :o

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 Post subject: Re: Spring activity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:35 pm 
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Dug the claydon out and drilled the spring beans last weekend into overwintered stubble, went a treat.
Got the new Dutch openers for the Horsch today, so will look towards the Oats next week I feel.

Dry down here, moisture conservation is the main concern.


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