Farmer Roy's Random Thoughts - I never said it was easy.

Rain started her a couple of hours ago and stopped Canola harvest. We got about 270 t off in the last two days.

To start the day this morning I had a load of lime delivered. I did not tell the driver about the power line and he did not see it. Tipped up into it. Big flash and the line snapped. No damage to the truck and he has been back today with a load of Gypsum. Took almost 6 hours to get the power line back up.
 

glasshouse

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Rain started her a couple of hours ago and stopped Canola harvest. We got about 270 t off in the last two days.

To start the day this morning I had a load of lime delivered. I did not tell the driver about the power line and he did not see it. Tipped up into it. Big flash and the line snapped. No damage to the truck and he has been back today with a load of Gypsum. Took almost 6 hours to get the power line back up.
$270,000?
 
sheep's might need snorkels today.....
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saw this lot coming on the radar 1.5hrs ago so got up to move the feed troughs before milking.
 

Kiwi Pete

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Livestock Farmer
I never said it was easy, but if it was too easy it’d be boring & no reward
It is, it's also harder to see the effects of different management, harder to test things in some respects, when they don't occur to you "as having much effect"

hence my considerable interest in "what's harder" in order to progress my learning
 
It is, it's also harder to see the effects of different management, harder to test things in some respects, when they don't occur to you "as having much effect"

hence my considerable interest in "what's harder" in order to progress my learning
See, I did say that you “get” it 👍

that’s why we can’t just sit back & do the same thing every year, safe in the knowledge that no matter how much we f**k up our soils or destroy groundcover, that it will rain in time & make up for poor crop establishment or lack of stored soil moisture

that is why we are always questioning & changing our management, trying to adapt & remain flexible regardless of the situation
 

Kiwi Pete

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Livestock Farmer
See, I did say that you “get” it 👍

that’s why we can’t just sit back & do the same thing every year, safe in the knowledge that no matter how much we f**k up our soils or destroy groundcover, that it will rain in time & make up for poor crop establishment or lack of stored soil moisture

that is why we are always questioning & changing our management, trying to adapt & remain flexible regardless of the situation
That's proper science, always keeping doubts present, that you're wrong, that you're headed the wrong direction

I think alot of folk here "believe the science" like what the weather will do, what will happen if they spread this on... etc and then you can't see anything wrong, it would go against your beliefs?

Life kicks it out of you though, I think that you just keep receiving the same lesson until you learn from it 🙂
 
Love the caption 👌

Shame it would carry disease over, alot of our winter grazing was the result of grass doing exactly that, thanks to having it all shut up for months.

Nature doing what nature does.....

Adapting to conditions.

the sad part is, if that was durum ( as half my crop is ) it could have potentially been DR1 grade, worth $600 / t, but is now worth nothing . . .
 

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