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Farming wheat in Canada
« on: August 20, 2009, 05:44:35 pm »
Here are some shots I took of my dad, brother & myself on our family operation.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Farming wheat in Canada
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 06:06:55 pm »
 COOL! You guys get such neat toys!!
 I miss living in farm country.

 City boy goes to help the farmers haying. "Gloves? What'll I need gloves for?"

 8 hours later. "Wow, there's a LOT of blood in our hands eh?"

 Den notices the farmers don't wear shorts on hot days whilst haying........learns how fast a pair of jeans can look like something one wears to a punk concert!!

 Den moves to the country. Notices the "backward rednecks" all drive old RWD cars and full sized pickups. Chuckles in know it all fashion.

 Later that same month he sees what happens to your average riceburner when it collides with a deer, moose, etc.

 Lightbulb in head goes off.

 "OH!!!"

 After 12-15 hours working straight. "Go home? why? There's still a good 6 hours of daylight left."

Marcus

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 06:08:43 pm »
Beautiful country up there. :)

[SJ]CasparGTL

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 06:57:21 pm »
I think you guys do some important and impressive work there. Hats off.  :hats off:

Doug

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Re: Farming wheat in Canada
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 10:16:02 pm »
It's a fun job. Until we get out and spread the Moo Poo  :innocent: Neighbors aren't so friendly :grr: to you anymore

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[SJ]DenDanger

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 10:30:36 pm »
It's a fun job. Until we get out and spread the Moo Poo  :innocent: Neighbors aren't so friendly :grr: to you anymore




 Especially near Mount Forest a few years ago when they were spreading HUMAN waste!! man that stunk!!

[SJ]CasparGTL

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 10:40:33 pm »
It's a fun job. Until we get out and spread the Moo Poo  :innocent: Neighbors aren't so friendly :grr: to you anymore



Ayayay, that's the hard part, not pretty, haha.

But human waste.....omnivore......yikes!

[SJ]ski9600

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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009, 11:39:24 pm »
Very cool Emerson!

[SJ]Stein

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 04:21:49 am »
Wonderfull pictures Emerson, thank you!

Ehm.. in that first picture, you are pumping into a cilo for your own usage?

Woof ~ Woof


[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: Farming wheat in Canada
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 04:24:06 am »
Great pictures. I always dreamed of living on a farm and working the fields. I am envious  :yes:

Very cool thumbs up

[SJ]Peter Enqvist

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Re: Farming wheat in Canada
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2009, 05:03:02 am »
Yeah, very nice pics.  Are you in Saskatchewan?

[SJ]DenDanger

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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2009, 05:49:57 am »
Yeah, very nice pics.  Are you in Saskatchewan?


I think he's in Eastern Ontario Peter.

Re: Farming wheat in Canada
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2009, 11:38:00 am »
We're located right off the 401, last exit before Quebec.  We are right on the border but still in Ontario.  That suits me well; I can just hop over to Quebec at a depanneur & pick up beer anytime of the week (including Sundays) until 11pm.
 :D :D

 :toast: :toast:
 :excited:


BTW, in that first picture, that's my brother Dem R. Biggins filling up our silo.  We haul it off to the port in Prescott Ontario.
You might also be able to make out my dad, Major Biggins, in the combine.  I'm in the 4640 filling up the tractor-trailer.
 :P

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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2009, 05:16:32 pm »
 So, you're near the "twin truckstops" lol Spent a night at the "English" one in 1986 whilst hitch hiking cross country.

 Didja get that "weather" yesterday? I recall it was headed east. Tore roof off and upturned cars here. Last time Toronto actually had any "weather" was 1985 apparently and the 70s before that.

 Of course the idiots phoning the TV station last night about how scared they were weren't "scared" enough to not use their stupid phones while driving!!

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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2009, 06:13:37 pm »
We are just north of those truck stops.  Back in 1986 there was a drive-in there which showed skin flicks on Saturday nights.  I was 16 & could sometimes catch a glimpse when I was on top of our silos. :P
Imagine the size of those breasts on a giant screen from 1 mile away - Big Biggins! :yes:

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« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2009, 08:37:48 pm »
 Hahahahaaa!!


[SJ]CasparGTL

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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2009, 08:43:45 pm »
Big Biggins! :yes:


The size of yours is not the most fun part in your post, If I may say so.  :no:
But what a great story!  :D