DPH Posted August 15, 2006 Report Share Posted August 15, 2006 We haven't had any daily showers in a while, so we aren't messing with mud too much anymore. We do find soft spots in the fields every now and then. The dryness has encouraged most farmers to put all they got into their rice fields to try and get it out. Hinton Farms We are still busy with the harvest. The stx's air conditioner went out so we brought it back. There was also a chain broken on the cart, so both the tractor and cart were brought back to the shop. After a little fuel, the 9270 with the Rayne Grain cart was going to be sent in to make up for the loss. It can't keep up with the combine as well as the STX with the J&M cart. Before we left though, we discovered a problem with one of the wheels on this cart, so it was out before it got in the field. After everything was fixed and fueled up, we headed out to the field next to the cropduster airstrip. Of course, we had to pull over for the normal trafic up the Whiteville Road. We saw that the Sampsons bought themselves a new 9520, and already got it muddy pulling the cart. Wonder where they were going. :?: Once we got going everything went smooth. OOPS!! Pulled up a little too close to the truck, gotta carefully pull out, make the round and pull up again. Gotta be carefull not to hit that auger on the truck. Had a bit of red rice sticking out in the top cut. We should be starting on our clearfield dry plant rice soon. Mike Lafler Farms Mike has cut two of his fields already. He has started to reflood those fields to get a top crop out of them. The fields from here are all gonna be replowed and prepped for rice next year. A few will be reflooded as well, only this will be for Crawfish lakes. He started on his field that had soys last year. Started up in the bottom cut. Had quite a bit of red rice in this cut. Red rice is a weed that is of no value as a sellable rice. The fields are still pretty wet so the trucks have to park on the road and the tractor has to use the road to unload. This is a low trafic gravel road, so they don't run in to many problems. Well thats all for now. Questions/Comments Welcome. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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