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Fastback
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Posted - 05/02/2013 :  08:43:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone else "enjoying" a school canceled because of snow day?

Thomasbus24
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USA
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Posted - 05/02/2013 :  09:07:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sunny and 80 here in NW Ohio!!!!!!
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Fastback
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Posted - 05/02/2013 :  09:15:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mother nature has gone bipolar

Why yes, the ORIGinal CHARGER is a Fastback
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JustinB
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United States
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Posted - 05/02/2013 :  1:22:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastback

Mother nature has gone bipolar

North or South?

I may not know the answer but I can usually find who does.
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bwest
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United States
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Posted - 05/02/2013 :  2:25:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's global worming, you moron. lol

Bryan
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sob
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USA
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Posted - 05/03/2013 :  03:57:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
@ Fastback, who would have thought there would a snow day in May ? It's Iowa,got to love it.
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Fastback
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Posted - 05/03/2013 :  04:09:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sob

@ Fastback, who would have thought there would a snow day in May ? It's Iowa,got to love it.



mowing grass and sunburns on Tuesday, 6 inches of snow on Thursday.

Why yes, the ORIGinal CHARGER is a Fastback
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Derbybug
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USA
45 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2013 :  04:49:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We got close to 15 inches in the eastern part of our school district yesterday. Last weekend it was 80 degrees. I love global warming!!!! SE Minnesota
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Fastback
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Posted - 05/03/2013 :  09:38:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Update; after about a 12 hour reprieve its snowing again.
We prefer our blizzards in May to come from the Dairy Queen

Why yes, the ORIGinal CHARGER is a Fastback
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wjbusguy
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United States
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Posted - 05/06/2013 :  10:50:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit wjbusguy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We should have had a dirt day last Monday, all the farmers have their fields worked down and planted and we had 60 mph winds all day and the whole district was bad. Several drivers took an additional 30 minutes, (normally a 1.5 hr route), to get back in. Lots of zero visibility instances.
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second.flood
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USA
336 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2013 :  11:25:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No till drill. Why do they allow the topsoil to blow away?
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bwest
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United States
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Posted - 05/06/2013 :  12:15:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by second.flood

No till drill. Why do they allow the topsoil to blow away?



Yields my friend, yields. If our farmers didn't plant the way they do you would be paying at least twice what you are now for your food. No til is good but some soil types don't respond as well. Anytime you disturb the soil it will blow around when it is dry. Heck, even when it's not disturbed it blows around. That doesn't mean you are "loosing" it. Have you ever farmed?

Bryan
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second.flood
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USA
336 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2013 :  06:02:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, there are various opinions on the subject. As there are for most things :)
A lot of the younger farmers use no till, some of the old guys won't even consider it.
Yield must be weighed against fuel,labor and equipment costs.
No till yield is not half conventional planting.
And I agree that no till is not an end all. We have some sandy soil regions near here and no till is a poor option.
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bwest
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United States
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Posted - 05/07/2013 :  11:13:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree, no til is the best option for most soils. Most of the farmers in our area are using it extensively. It comes out to be a little cheaper to do because of the fuel price. Although there are more chemicals involved and that could be an issue as well. You also have to keep in mind that with corn tilled soil warms up faster in the spring allowing the crop to be planted earlier. Well, this is not the place for this discussion but it is nice to know people are aware of what is going on around them.

Bryan
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second.flood
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USA
336 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2013 :  11:44:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL.... from spring snow days to dirt storms to no till farming..... a nice distraction from these darn 2007 emission MaxxForce DT's.
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bwest
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United States
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Posted - 05/07/2013 :  12:42:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by second.flood

LOL.... from spring snow days to dirt storms to no till farming..... a nice distraction from these darn 2007 emission MaxxForce DT's.



Anything to help.

Bryan
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wjbusguy
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United States
23 Posts

Posted - 05/08/2013 :  1:41:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit wjbusguy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like there are a few farmers on here besides me. We had a "mud" day once a few years ago. We have lots of gravel roads and one spring when the frost started coming out of the ground, our roads got so soft that the buses were sinking in a good 6 inches deep in some of the roads and the county made us call school on a friday in order to let the roads firm up. You wouldnt have thought that a few days off would make a difference but by monday they were much better.
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bwest
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United States
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Posted - 05/08/2013 :  2:31:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's pretty funny.

Bryan
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