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Re: Someone say something

Post: #289258 Weedo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:02 pm

several offensive words

Last night about 7.00 a Northerly storm blew up out of nowhere; we rarely get any weather from this quarter except hot winds (Parliament is in that direction) Dumped about 70mm of rain (2.5 inches ) in 15 minutes precisely when we did not want it, took part of the house roof off (naturally over the newly renovated bedroom) and soaked the shearing shed floors. Cattle yards full of newly weaned calves so they will now have to be let out; we can't have them living in mud. I don't know how the rest of the farm fared, too dark by the time I got the roof back on(ish). To top it all off I left the (several nasty words) windows down on the Hilux while I was on the tractor.

Sorry, my bitch for the day

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Re: Someone say something

Post: #289259 diggernotdreamer
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:27 pm

Sounds like most days in the North West of Ireland, feel your pain, we have gales and wall to wall mud here nearly all the time

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Re: Someone say something

Post: #289261 Weedo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:32 am

DND
Strange! All the touristy pics show it calm and sunny with lovely inviting beaches.
Anyway, been putting off a new roof for the old farm house for a few years now but it may be time. Hopefully the soil temps are still too high for the pastures to germinate before I can get to the weeds that will.

Do you ever sleep?

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Re: Someone say something

Post: #289262 ina
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:43 am

KathyLauren wrote:I planted daffodil bulbs along the driveway last fall. I really want the snow to melt so they can start growing.


Most of our daffs are out already - and since they are grown commercially here, too, the country is starting to turn yellow... Where it's not daffodils, it's gorse and even some rape.

As for strawberries - in my experience they never do much in the first year; might be doing a lot better in the second year? I would probably leave them for another season and give them a chance, but that's just me... Always reluctant to remove plants that aren't dead yet.
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Re: Someone say something

Post: #289263 ina
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:45 am

Weedo wrote:Last night about 7.00 a Northerly storm blew up out of nowhere; we rarely get any weather from this quarter except hot winds (Parliament is in that direction)


Hehe... Know your feeling. Here it comes from the South. :(

Hope it's going better now?!
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Re: Someone say something

Post: #289284 Weedo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:29 am

Thanks all

The heavy weather has gone for the time being and we got about 5 inches of rain out of it (this is one fifth of our annual average) -the damaging storm was a only strip about 2 Km wide but we were right in the way. The next couple of years firewood is taken care of with heaps of timber on the ground now.

This autumn break is a little too early for us but the cereal guys are now flat out sowing while there is moisture to germinate the seed. Our risk is that it will dry out again and we will lose the newly germinated grasses and clovers - really we only need 3 weeks of mild weather for them to get their roots down and hold on.

On the "Ish" side, our latest soil tests show that we have nearly reached the target fertility and structure levels. Couple this with reduced stocking rates and better rotations we should be able to maintain growth with only minimal artificial inputs (top ups) except for the more intensive hay productions areas.

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Re: Someone say something

Post: #289297 Weedo
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:49 pm

Git hit again. Same thing, a 15 minute intense storm only a couple of km's wide but from the NW - no real structural damage this time but plenty of big limbs down, a few trees and a few broken fences but I just can't seem to see the water tank off the pump shed anywhere.

Good thing is that the temperatures have dropped and we now have enough soil moisture to cultivate and sow. The early vegies sown on a chance are leaping along - spring onions, shallots, cabbage, carrot, radish. I will try a few rows of sweet corn around the patch to see if that will slow down the hot winds a bit.


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