todays meanderings....

todays meanderings....

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:30 pm

potatoes patches are ready, need a few hours no rain tomorrow. reclaiming old non used farm to get it back to a beefer farm, hopefully. Hard to do with limited funds. Main object with IRS tax refund will be to get all H-beams and braces set where i will be putting corners, turns and gates in fields and pastures this year. Some fields i will just be replacing old locust posts where needed, and resetting others.Re attach fence wire thats in place now. patch some places. Upper fields i am removing smaller shrub trees to open fields back up to where they were a number of years back. Can see them thru tree line over top of pond in pond pic. Till i can reseed anymore fields i just keep mowed around edges, hay whats there. Pond, i/we want to put up pavillion/gazebo where house was, evident in pic of pond on right side. To nice a piece of property to waste, and not use for what its worth as an income somehow.

Can see where a few years of removing M Flora roses was done in field behind barn, finally get to fences to repair/replace. bright green field is already in good clover/timothy from seeding 2 years ago. other fields need usual tons and tons of lime and reseeding to make them good/better hay fields. small paddock patch for taters is a push of area for manure from years ago out of barn, so grass in it is already 10" tall and thick. ole poo is rich in soil.

Plus gonna get 4 tons of coal bulk, at breaker when tax money gets here next week.
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wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:35 pm

Looks real good my friend. You are definitely gainin on it.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:38 pm

Nice looking piece of property you have there lays real nice, gonna be a lot of work but it ain't gonna devalue they can't make more property.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75


Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:53 pm

There is something we can ALL be proud of: a MAN who cares about his country AND his land! I keep missing the 'stone walls' down your way....up here we are ADORNED with rocks, boulders and plenty of ledge. We sure could backship rocks when a fresh load of PA Gold came up........a little rough for those aluminum tubs I'm afraid.....


Like the KISS principal: Farm smarter, not harder! :idea:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:26 am

Very nice! Ahhhh, there's nothing quite as satisfying as working the Earth.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:00 pm

Taters are in, had GF youngest Grand son assist. i hoe trenches, he's stick spacing and set seed in trenches, then we both covered and walked it down. Gonna hit next weekend with a weak round up mix(1.5oz>gal h20) to kill what grass is still in beds from tiling, before taters break soil. Have 2 more tilled beds to plant. one will be for sweet potatoes when they get here, GF ordered seed off internet, local sources haven't gotten them yet. Undecided on what to plant in 4th bed. :discuss:

Job well done!! :clap:

WE figured about 340 tater plants should come up, if all seeds take. good thing i like scalloped taters with ham..Mmmmmm. :wacko:

Gran son says... he wants his moms tater soup...can eat it everyday, well he might get his desire fullfilled. :rofl:
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:03 pm

I'd be doing just that, if i won the lotto.
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:30 pm

The secret to potatos is tires lay one on the ground fill it half way with dirt, put one potato set in the middle and finnish filling it up, then when your potato plant grows about 10" high put another tire on top of the bottom one and fill with dirt and let it grow till you want to harvest just take the top tire off, then flip the bottom tire over and then sift through the dirt for the potatos. You will never cut another potato with the shovel again :D
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:44 pm

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cArNaGe
 

Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:12 pm

cArNaGe wrote:Image

Like to come and see your EFM setup. I'm in montrose also. Give me a shout back, some weekend day?
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:48 pm

Wow, I would kill for that property. I am shoe horned in where I am, luckily the neighbors are really nice. Guy I work with says I live in a commune because we all get along so well, at least on my street :roll:
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
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Re: todays meanderings....

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:51 am

I see you have learned...... a string is your friend. Good lesson!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined