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From the front porch of my wife's family farmhouse. She grew up near Atchison.


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Farmhouse or homestead?
Yeah, this isn't an 1860s era claim.  I think the wife's family settled here in the 1950s.

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Took a tour of the McCarty Dairy near Rexford last week.  Impressive operation.  Nice visitor center, driving tour, huge milker-go-round thingy, free yogurt, the works.  All of you western Kansas cat ranchers should check it out.


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how many cows live there?

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It's that time at the cat ranch


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Have you ever scooped up live or dead creatures accidentally with the crops?

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LSOC, you'll be surprised had much rat crap and insect parts are allowed in commercial and processed food.  Pro tip:  don't look too close when examining a can of corn, peas, and exedra.   
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It's that time at the cat ranch



Need a bushel per acre report
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how many cows live there?

10,000 cows total, 125 at a time on the tit-a-whirl if I remember correctly.

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It's that time at the cat ranch



Need a bushel per acre report

Like 30 or something shitty since it only got a couple of weeks of irrigation. My dad is going to lose money on it because he contracted out all the work (planting/spraying/harvesting etc)....He is finally coming around to my idea from 5 years ago (and the rest of this BLOGS) of him to just lease the land out to the local land baron who lives 2 miles away and cash the checks.

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We still have 160 acres of dryland wheat left to harvest but about 25 of those acres are playa lakes that don't grow anything. The 160 acres is sharecropped with a guy he knew from HS who is an actual farmer so maybe we will actually make a small small amount of money on that  :dunno: .

They were trying to harvest last week but kept getting 40-50 pts of rain every other day. Praise be the rain gods.

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Last text from my dad earlier

"Fuel overheating message.  Cooling fins need cleaned out.  It's a combine thing - not always logical.  Compressed air does the job."


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how many cows live there?

10,000 cows total, 125 at a time on the tit-a-whirl if I remember correctly.
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Last text from my dad earlier

"Fuel overheating message.  Cooling fins need cleaned out.  It's a combine thing - not always logical.  Compressed air does the job."


my dad says that his gas powered leaf blower has been a total game changer in terms of removing dust and straw and from the combine to decrease the risk of combine fires during harvest.

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Be careful around the corn you guys

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If you hang onto anything from me I pray it’s this... when the corn is high, STOP at the corners.
Even if you don’t have a stop sign... STOP at the corners.
Even if you know the other direction has a stop sign... STOP at the corners.
I don’t care if you’re walking, riding a bike, driving an ATV, driving a vehicle, or any piece of farm equipment... STOP at the corners.
Corn is TALL and it blocks all visibility at intersections. Watching for dust flying up during the day or headlights when it is dark just isn’t enough... STOP at the corners.
NEVER trust that whoever might be driving from the other direction will stop. TOO many people have been hurt or killed in accidents at blind corners during the peak of growing season.
Life is precious and being in a hurry just isn’t worth it y’all.. take the extra time and always AWAYS stop at the corners.
I could stand on this soap box all day but I’ll stop here. Just please stop at the corners 🤗.
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that's actually good advice

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that's actually good advice
yeah. every year I'm amazed at how fast corn grows. there might be plants that are better at photosynthesis but I don't know what they are.

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that's actually good advice
yeah. every year I'm amazed at how fast corn grows. there might be plants that are better at photosynthesis but I don't know what they are.

Not that it's readily grown here but bamboo
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that's actually good advice
yeah. every year I'm amazed at how fast corn grows. there might be plants that are better at photosynthesis but I don't know what they are.

Not that it's readily grown here but bamboo
the kids tell me they are starting to use bamboo for making containers and things. Could be a key part off a sustainable future.

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Get in on bamboo before the US bans plastic to go utensils
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I am rooting for any plan that takes money out of the pockets of big petroleum and puts in the pockets of growers.

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https://www.treehugger.com/pros-cons-corn-based-plastic-pla-1203953

I've seen some promotional items made from corn plastic. Didn't realize the difficulty in making it more biodegradable.


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I use the biodegradable stuff at home  :Carl:
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It's that time at the cat ranch



Need a bushel per acre report

Like 30 or something shitty since it only got a couple of weeks of irrigation. My dad is going to lose money on it because he contracted out all the work (planting/spraying/harvesting etc)....He is finally coming around to my idea from 5 years ago (and the rest of this BLOGS) of him to just lease the land out to the local land baron who lives 2 miles away and cash the checks.

Update, the combine monitor was under reporting and we ended up getting 47 bpa on that field. Long live the cat ranch farmer.

On to the pasture my dad broke out a couple of years ago.



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Ben ji are you storing that crop or "hauling it to town?"


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Some wheat growers here in central KS reporting 90+ bushel / acre yields. Best wheat harvest ever they are saying.