Heat did Buckwheat in

Heat did Buckwheat in

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:23 pm

Went to clean up around fields after haying, with brush hog. All was going fine, after about 2 hours brush hog gear box started to make a rattling. DANG!! So turned off pto, took to parking area, unhooked left it for another day. Grabbed weed wacker went to work on areas around pond where we fish, and picnic at, around trees and such No problem. Gettin time to to pick up GF from work, took quik ride up to top fields BW is in.... heat stunted growth, lack of water, and rain friday got it all excited, only about 10" tall and blossomed since friday. No signs of flower buds on wednesday when i checked it. Had hives lined up, but guess thats not happening. Flowers are so tiny.
So i guess i will work on CIH 8340 mower/cutditioner some. New tines on one of the reel bars,resand, paint and put new tines and pivot bearing/ bushings on.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Heat did Buckwheat in

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:42 pm

That's the problem, you do all that sanding & painting & scaring the hell out of your equipment. :clap: toothy Yes, crops are real bad this year. I'm just grateful I had a good 1st cutting & got my winter hay put up. Oats didn't look bad on a neighbors, but he limed & fertilized this year.
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Re: Heat did Buckwheat in

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:19 pm

Well, i guess i figured wrong on heat doing in the buckwheat. The rain we.ve been getting past few weeks has kicked it in to hyper-grow. Got 2 hives for collecting nectar and pollen on the fields since last saturday. Take that you dang weeds! :box:
I never tasted buckwheat honey before. Read up some on it, says an acre of buckwheat is capable of producing enough nectar to make 10 gallons of honey per day. :eek2: Geezzz! thinking more realistically, around 5 per day for this crop. Yet theres probably another week or two to go for blossoms.
To boot picked 3 dozen ears corn off small patch in old paddock by barn, and took a peak at tater plants, there setting up nice taters also.
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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: Heat did Buckwheat in

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:25 pm

You're gonna love that buckwheat honey. If not call me and I'll take the junk off your hands... :funny:

I had my first taste of it while in Canada a few years ago. Quite tasty.




Rick
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