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Thread: What we have been doing today

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    I should say they, I just had to run tools and parts and just generally be the gopher! oops
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    What beautiful pictures. I like the clouds in the background. I bet all of you are tired tonight!

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    Mainly hot! They are still out there but I told them I got things to do! So I came home!

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    Wow! Can I help? Is it wheat/straw? Or oats/straw? How many acres do you have? What other crops do you raise? Do you have animals?

    I must be 100% country girl because I'd love to spend the day there. :D

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    Beautiful pictures.

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    This is actually on the family farm as in Grandma still owns it but FIL runs it and DH and brothers do most of the work. I have no idea how many acres there are, several sections and half sections, and qtr sections, part of it is pasture, part of it is planted to wheat so I just dont know, I am just the DIL you know! But yes we have some cattle and goats and a donkey! And come on over there is still several days left to go barring any major break downs.

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    I've helped my brother and father get hay in before--glad I wasn't in the mow. My hay guy should be calling next week. I'll get two loads from him. Oh how I love the smell of the barn when the hay is stacked upstairs.

    Farming is a tough business, you have to get big or get out. Good for your family for staying in it. We need farmers. :D

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    Beautiful pictures!

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    Mgshaw,

    I am so jealous. I would love to live there. I hail from IN originally - straight out of farm country... but now live in a growing, big city... I do not like it here... one day we will move to a quieter place... sigh... blessings on all our farmers - especially those hit by the flooding.

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    You can't beat an Oklahoma sky, can you?
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    Melissa, What a great day you had. I would love to be there and play gopher with you.

    I spent Saturday outdoors, too, but was planting flowers and shrubs. It is HOT here too.

    It is a good tired when at the end of the day you can stand back and see what you have accomplished.

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    you should have been here, just now came in from eartagging the 3 new calves. Tagging them wasnt the hard part getting the little buggers in the squeeze shoot!!!

    Karla you would have had fun on that little party too!

    Johnette, where are you?

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    Oh yes--I would have loved it! :D

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    WOW.................that doesn't look like fun, lol I know so little about farming. What are you harvesting or that's one heck of a lawn mower. No, I'm not that dumb.

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    :lol: You are so silly Jac!!!!!
    they are cutting wheat.

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    Our little crops are just peeking their heads out. Wow.

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    That looks great , my ancestors were all farmers mostly vegetables, a few cows a flock of fowl and a few pigs. How times have changed, now they are regulating the size of my compost pile and no animals....sad indeed. :D

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    I love seeing your harvest pictures. That won't be happening around here for awhile yet because it has been so wet and cold but I think summer may finally have arrived. We've had one week of beautiful weather and this week is looking good.
    I grew up on a farm in SD. My Mom still owns it and it will go to us, 4 daughters, someday. Those days on the farm were the best part of my life. It feels so good to work hard and sometimes feeling exhausted at the end of the day but it is a good tired.
    I've lived in the city for many years and have never liked it. It's wonderful to have the farm to go to when I feel the houses closing in on me, which is most days. I'd like to retire in the country or a small town, not sure if I can talk hubby into it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    :lol: You are so silly Jac!!!!!
    they are cutting wheat.
    I helped a few years back when visiting the inlaws. They had some friends whose family owned a farm. Anyway, the old man that owned it passed away and they needed to get the wheat in. So, EVERYONE went and helped. I was so glad to hit the shower that night. I had that stuff ALL OVER ME! But, it was alot of work, but it was fun too. At least that big huge "lawnmower" had a/c in it! lol

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    Nice pictures, just loved the columbine (I thinkI spelled right) reminds me of the movie son-in-law. :lol: Great movie. hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by reneebobby
    Nice pictures, just loved the columbine (I thinkI spelled right) reminds me of the movie son-in-law. :lol: Great movie. hehehe
    :lol: I think columbine is a flower, but hey you were kinda close its combine :lol:

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    no this is it. I know there is a big difference in the time period for planting and harvesting here than in the north. we will plant again in Sept. or Oct. What we plant mostly is called Hard red winter wheat. I think in the north the planting is done in the spring and harvesting in the fall.

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    Melissa, I can certainly identify with you. I also live in central Oklahoma and was raised on a farm. Your pictures bring back wonderful memories. Thank you for posting them

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    I am in southeastern Oklahoma, close to the red river. About 50 miles East of I-35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnette
    I am in southeastern Oklahoma, close to the red river. About 50 miles East of I-35.
    My DH has been working down around Madill for the last few months, so he is real familiar with your area!

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