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Thursday, January 5 View Page
Well what an amazing year 2016 was.... sure feels good to be in 2017... I've been sneaking around in the shadows prepping for this year... basically took the last year off and did some major improvements around the new to us house and property... happy new year all may 2017 be another record breaking year for everyone around the world....
 
Thursday, January 5 View Page
Update number 1.. 10 acre home site Update number 2 ... 1 inch main water line.. right off the well Update number 3... 3 patches 60ft x 90ft... yup I said 3 Update number 4 .. new John deer tractor. 4066 R with almost all of the fixings Update number 5.. well this one I won't say but I'm sure some might know some might guess all year.. for those that have been trying to reach me on my old email address sorry I have not updated it but I will over the next few weeks I hope to get myself back up to speed and lots of things updated maybe even up load some pictures... that will really help those who are guessing...
 
Thursday, January 5 View Page
Everyone who knows me... knows I am goal oriented so my only real goal this year is... to get a GPC jacket..... that's it... GPC reps.. I will need a XXL size better get one ready.. I'm coming for it...
 
Tuesday, January 10 View Page
The tractor.. it took a few trips from the deer dealer.....
 
Tuesday, January 10 View Page
Minnesota deer hunting trip
 
Tuesday, January 10 View Page
Another try
 
Tuesday, January 10 View Page
Wisconsin hunting
 
Tuesday, April 25 View Page
Well I'm not 100% on germ but hey who is perfect anyhow......lol 17 of 26 are up and looking good.. the others well lets just say if they don't like me now they won't like me later so it's best they didn't show up for the party.... oddly enough the first one up for the party was the 1625 got to love her she has always been my number 1 to germ so I guess I have a pollenator my number 2 looking plant is actually one of ricks 1385 s.... oh ya Chad I got 1 of those 1692s to germ all curled up cots looks funky but hey every once and a while an odd duck shows up but hey if she wants to party I'll let her in... pics to follow soon... oh ya the new grow room well she ain't done but she is up and running my first run of seeds was a very expensive batch to test germ however I had to do what I had to do....I only wish the 2624 would have shown up I had something special in mind for her
 
Thursday, May 11 View Page
Today I got 6 of 12 hoop houses out and ready patch is looking real nice now that I have had some time to dry out and a lil rain on all of the amendments I have added pictures will come soon once the baby's have landed... 1625 2145 800 est 1585 look like the best plants so far...
 
Friday, May 12 View Page
12 hoops up and ready
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
1692 Gehweiler
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
1585 Werner x 2
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
2145 Mc Mullen
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
1625 Gantner
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
The biggest plant 1781 Zywiec
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
1385 Howell jolivette
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
Ok let's try this again 2145 McMullen
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out in the giant veggie world....
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
1338 Martin and the 1756 Howell /jolivette
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
1744 fulk
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
2109 Zywiec and 2307 Wallace
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
800 est. McMullen
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
800 McMullen and 1781 Zywiec
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
2145 McMullen and well another 1385.5 Howell /jolivette
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
Yawl are probably wondering why I planted the way I did but that's the way I did it and I'm cool with it.... (0)(0)
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
For all of yawl who are worried about my plants this is 24 hours later on a much hotter day but they sure took it like champs....don't worry I know what I am doing ...lol....
 
Wednesday, May 17 View Page
I call this stacked nodes I hope they stretch out some ....
 
Wednesday, May 17 View Page
Holy stump I think this one will cause some issues down the road but for now holy stump is what I say....lol
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
Some picture of my seed starting room also were I'll be putting all my ribbons and plaques from past year
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
Wall number 1
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
Wall number 2
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
Close up of the floor
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
Rough set up for kin starts
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
My start list
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
Some of the baby's
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
All up potted kinda cool how this new I phone is sooo easy to post stuff on here. A month ago I was putting the room together and starting my first ever batch of seeds in the room
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
And then all this arrived.... or should I say piled up
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
And then this happened hope the neighbors don't mind nite time tilling I mean after all I'm considered ag land
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
So now yawl are caught up on the last month around here.... I mean after all I have been posting kin pics as they have happened......... lol or maybe not ........ ha ha I guess the only one who knows is robin and my aunt... lol
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
Big day in the patch today that's the main vine grow tip at the end of a hoop...... crazy .... lol well I have culled 4 kin plants for various reasons the biggest was room.. once I figure out exactly what I have left I'll post my final line up
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
Weekly update......... I am now down to my final 12 plants was a tough call but I think I chose the better of the 2...... time will tell... got the last of the amendments tilled in and the fences are up I'm now ready for the next phase of growing these beasts yup vine bury time.... a big thanks goes out to mike the beard guy he ran my soil threw Brian's soil calculator to get my virgin soil properly balanced and boy that was a lot of amendments who ever said virgin soil is the best didn't have my super high mag levels in there soil ...... also thanks to Brian for making the soil calculator it's way over my head but I think it's very cool.... Sunday's storms dropped 1.5 inches of rain in about an hour or so.... yup fresh till got water logged .... I have noticed the grass around the patches is greening up way more than the rest of the lawn must have been all those amendments.....oh ya forgot to say I have several plants that have grown out of the hoops I'll be glad once all the hoops are down the 240 binder clips suck when opening and closing 12 hoops daily
 
Wednesday, May 31 View Page
Here is what I am growing all cuts have been made so in the south patch I have 1692 gehwieler, 1585.5 Werner, 2145 McMullen, 1625 Gantner, 1385 Howell/ jolivette, 1781 zywiek... this patch was planted a couple of days before the middle patch so they are bigger And in the middle patch I have 800 est. McMullen, 1781 zywiek, 2307 Wallace, 2145 McMullen, 1338 Martin, 1744 fulk..... I can see what I call the harp genetics in some and I can see the 1625 in some others what that tells me is I need to try and pollinate most with 1625 genetics to make them bushier and shorter leafs... the 1625 is by far the widest plant I have she also has the most secondaries for how long they all are but like q tip says I'm biased as well .. main vines are all longer than 4 feet at this point some are twice that....... ;)
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
Patch number one..... it's hard to remember after tending to 12 plants but hey I'm in the game so I better play
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
The other patch.....this patch was planted 2 days earlier than the other patch... I think these plants are a little larger as it takes me longer to tend to them...I bird told me a man with a beard might show up soon so I figure I would show yawl too... lol
 
Thursday, June 15 View Page
Updated my email so now people can reach me
 
Saturday, June 17 View Page
Patch update...... well I still have 12 plants there is a couple that if they don't get moving I won't even think twice of just cutting them off... I don't have time for drama queen plants..... tough love around here I guess if I was a plant and see my patch mate get cut off for not performing I think I would try extra hard to ensure I was leader of the pack.. but I guess that's just me.. looks like next week will be a full on pollenation station around here... happy Father's Day to all....
 
Saturday, June 17 View Page
I suppose you want to see some plant pictures...... don't worry they are growing real nice I've been busy tending to plants!!! I'm trying to not post frequent pictures in hopes of all the WGPG members who show up for the patch tour get to see some nice stuff kinda like when you see santa on the roof with a bike in his hand.....
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
Here is a not so current picture...... lol
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
Here is the race horse I think as of today it's about 20 feet long no b s ....... side vines have started to crank like a mo fo on her over the last week also another not current picture
 
Tuesday, June 20 View Page
1692 Gehweiler x 1625 4 lobe used 3 males this my longest main vine plant
 
Tuesday, June 20 View Page
2145 (B) x 1625 5 lobe also used 3 males on this one oh ya the last 2 picture are fresh from this am figured a little show and tell wouldn't hurt
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
1385 howelll/ jolivette x 1625 5 lobe .... 1625 Gantner x 1692 gehwieler distorted lobes :( .... 2307 Wallace x 1625 .. distorted lobes :(........800 McMullen x 1625 distorted lobes :(....... I'm not a fan of distorted lobes but I figured I better throw some pollen on it ... was an odd morning I only had a few males opened today so I had to use the go to pollenator as she has all sorts of males everyday it seems like.. she must want to spread her pollen.. I was shooting for 800 x 1585 Werner and 1625 x 1585 but she didn't have any males to offer so maybe the next pollenation will go better... I know sometimes the first female to open is distorted around here so I'm pretty much planning on going with the next group of females but it gives me good practice
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Filter assembly
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
The disk filter cartridge
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Some new to market potting soil from green gro I expect huge things from this product
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Ingredient list
 
Thursday, June 22 View Page
1744 fulk x 1625 another nice female
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
1585 Werner x 1625 nice 5 lobe ...... it's amazing how many males flowers open daily on the 1625 as most of the other plants only have one maybe 2 males that open daily she seems to have several everyday I guess that's good as she has been my main pollenator plant which is good cause I kinda wanted to pollinate everything with her anyhow but normally this never happens to me when I try to plan my crosses .. amazing how things work out.... however last night we had some big storms that dropped 1.25 inches of rain.... and
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
The storms came threw and broke off the main vine on one of my 1781 plants yup it was the patch master plant as well :( upside she broke off one node down from the baby pumpkin that will open tomorrow and it did leave me one secondary vine in front of the fruit to allow for it to become the new main vine what a pisser eh....
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
What a shame however in pumpkin growing there is no guarantee that anything is a sure thing upside I still have a female on the old main.... and a new grow tip in front of her.... guess we will have to watch how this turns out
 
Saturday, June 24 View Page
So the broken main vine plant female opened today... so I pollenated 1781 x 1625 go figure I guess there will be a lot of 1625 genetics spread around this year.. I noticed yesterday that the deformed female lobes are actually 6 lobe females never had those before I typically see 4 and 5 lobed females but hey 6 has got to be better and 5 eh? Nice day to start tending to mynplants I'm sure this will have another long day in the patch.... I sure am getting a nice tan this year
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
1781 zywiek (B) x 2145 (A) figured I would change it up.... let the 1625 rest for today lol nice 4 lobe
 
Tuesday, June 27 View Page
1692 x 1625 yup that's 2 sets now on her first one has taken but who doesn't have insurance now a days temps have been cool... looks like all the pollenation have taken so far except the 2 2145 A and 1338 Martin they just don't want to show up for the party
 
Thursday, June 29 View Page
2145 A x 1625....... also did the reverse cross today as well 1625 x 2145 had 1.8 inches of rain last night so it was wet this am again
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
800 McMullen x 1585 Werner she has to be out about 18 feet I plan on going with the closer sets on most of my plants as they are getting bigger sized now but a back up is always welcome.... also I had a few females open that had seeds in blossom and some crazy looking lobes so I didn't bother to set those I even had one open last night while I was cutting the lawn how crazy so she also won't make the cut.... I have another female to open on another plant that has a hole in the tip of the flower and that ain't right... hence why I am keeping my closer sets don't need drama or funk so safe and sound is the way I'll roll this year..... all the rain we had I have pumpkins sinking in the soil so a lot of sand will be needed today if it's dry enough
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
We put out 2000 pounds of sand and that wasn't enough so I guess 3000 is what we needed ....lol noticed the last storm has put several cracks in the main of a few different plants :( however they look kind of healed over but they will be left exposed to watch how things look the knife will come out fast if rot has set in.. speaking of rot .... 1781 A plant with broken off main vine.... well rot has set in or should I say had.... I decided to cut off the main back to the stem ... I mean what the hell might as well experiment ... also I have flagged a few side vine females that look like they will open soon... 1338 Martin well she just must not like me I know Joe can grow 1700 # off her but I don't know if I want to try that hard.... lmao .... kin size update 2145 B has rocketed off to number one kin followed real close by 1692 gehwieler..... holy cow I mean she has some mega roots off the nodes I mean like giant kohlrabi sized roots..... 1625 has several giant sized stem splits yes several.. mama did the same thing so I ain't worried also she feels like a chunk of lead I've never lifted something that size that was sooooooo heavy but I guess it's way to early to count your chickens I mean after all they are still eggs in an incubator after all... but beach balls o plenty ...... will sure be a good patch tour I hope yawl can attend if ya know what I mean eh....
 
Sunday, July 2 View Page
1385 x 1625 and 1744 x 1625 I hope the further out 1385 takes as I don't want to keep the closer set but it's getting big already... 1744 I have kept the fist set and it's on sand and fabric but I like the idea of insurance policies on every plant so I guess the grind will continue until I have had enough of this rubbing pollen stuff...
 
Monday, July 3 View Page
1625 x self. 1692 x self 1781 B x self ..... males were hard to find today so I figure I'll self what I can only had 2 males to use per plant .... still to wet to tend to plants more rain yesterday sure put a damper on things upside to all this rain is I haven't had to water only a few times this year but today's mission is get tank bases build 3-330 gallon totes per patch should do me real nice later in the year if it ever stops raining a couple inches a week
 
Wednesday, July 5 View Page
2145A x self .... 1585 x 2145 A..... 2145 B x 2145 A (sibb) ...... another busy morning 1625 I think I wore her out she hasn't had very many flower....oh ya I forgot to say yesterday I did try to pollinate my 1338 Martin x 1625 however I doubt it will take I had some issues I won't talk about :(.......... she showed up to the party but she didn't want to dance with anybody :( 1692 gehwieler is smoking inches off a tape however I have been unable to find my tape so I guess maybe I won't measure them this year just let them do there thing ?
 
Wednesday, July 5 View Page
I should get a beer truck to just come and fill my fridge like every other day it seems like.... the guys at the recycle yard must wonder why I come in with so many bottles
 
Saturday, July 8 View Page
Had some pretty good hail pumpkins look polka dotted ... might look cool this fall.... been to wet to tend to plants... ya ya I know I've been slacking upside .. if there is one .... 1338 should open again in the am... she hasn't been yanked due to it being so wet so I figure she does better grown jungle style so why not just let n Her grow all crazy like .....lol my new tank bank...yup a tank bank... when ya have a bunch of 330 gallon tanks why not make a tank bank ...lol or so I call it .... the only bank I know of that only takes deposits and never has any with drawls .....lol I'll post pics but I'll have to wait for my tractor to get back this bank is heavy and holds a lot of stuff... love the idea of a tank bank... maybe she pays out only in fall....... unsure but hey I got 2 of them ...
 
Sunday, July 9 View Page
So I guess sandbagging is not what this is I culled this one today.... oh ya this was a small ones ... next week some day 20 and if I was to check I might be light years ahead of my best ever on several fruit no b s ..... ya hew mt dew..... lol
 
Tuesday, July 11 View Page
Hello all in pumpkin land... if memeory serves me yesterday was day 20 and today will be more day 20 s so if I had a tape I would have measured but I didn't so if my eye balls don't lie I think I had my best day 20 ever one is really the biggest by several inches.... I might even give the pattons a run for day 20 numbers if I had a tape but I guess I'll just have to look at her daily and see if she keeps growing like this there is a number 2 for size but when number one is sooooooo big it doesn't matter... patch update I finally got 2 sets on the 1338 I was going to yank but haven't yet... so yes I still have 12 plants and have 12 main vine sets most I have culled off the non selected sets but with 12 things just take longer I have half of one plant to tend to then I am all caught up and am ready for the last vine growth to be done soon so I can sit in a lawn chair and drink more beer
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
So day 26 is here and gone like the wind...., so I guess I'm behind Ian and stewy day 26 is only 299 yup only 299 man I missed that mark... well I guess there is always next year ..... I have 9 on fabric and sand number 10 needs sand and mil fabric.... 11 and 12 well if I was to say late pollenation then number 10 should be on that list as well but I feel that's cheating as number 11 and 12 are truly late sets even though 20 some plus feet is were they landed the plant behind them is soooooo huge I really think these are all they have and if not well compost is were they will end up I have given up on these 2 but hey who knows I mean after all number 299 could not end well n all I have left is number 11 and 12 ... it's a marathon not a race so I guess slow and steady wins the race I suppose if there was a race at all who said it's a race I say let's have fun and watch this all unfold before our eyes .........lol no,pics q I'm sorry Monday I promise it's to late for most but hey I'm here and it's late lol
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Here you go q tip ... 1385 x 1625 poll date 7/7..
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Here is the other one Q.. 1338 Martin x 1625 poll date 7/9....
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
2145 a x 1625 day 17...
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
1781 b x 2145 a day 21.. 182 ott
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
1781 a x 1625 ... day 22.. 198 ott
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
1585 x 1625 ... day 23... 202 ott
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
1744 x 1625... day 24... 203 ott
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
800 McMullen x 1625... day 25... 191 ott
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
1625 x 1692 ... day 25... 192 ott
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
2307 x 1625.... day 25 ... ott 199..
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
2145 b x 1625... day 26... 222 ott
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
1692 x 1625.... day 21... 183 ott.... I thought a few days ago when I seen 183 and looked back at all my old kins and I felt she was my biggest ever on day 21 but maybe not .... but I only measure on certain days so my ott and days old won't always match up.. so Wana see day 26 of the 1692?
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Side view 1692 day 26....
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Blossom end view 1692 x 1625... day 26... 235 ott
 
Tuesday, July 25 View Page
Here ya go ... came home from vacation to find this .... things are growing good around here more rain is coming
 
Tuesday, July 25 View Page
2145 b plant figured Chris s showed off his kid and baby 2145 so I figured I would too... his kid is much larger than my kid
 
Sunday, July 30 View Page
Well I think today I should be day 40 and the 1692 is much much much larger she has a hard time fitting on her mill fabric not no little kin anymore plants are just filling in some hole I created ... lol I have broke off several vines ... opps north patch the 3 days of separation is showing you would think plants that were planted 3 days later would be the same size well not around here in 3 more days that patch will be full... 1625 well she seems like a wheel never had that before with a 1625 but I did have to pull on her as she was falling over on her stem but not anymore patch tour is just a few weeks away and I hope they all hold for a real show stopper patch tour... might be the one and only time when a person can see this many monsters all at one spot....just saying .. book a flight book a room and wear your seat belt cause it's going to be real nice ...........
 
Sunday, August 6 View Page
Yawl know what this is and yes it just happened today so I now have 11 left ... don't worry yet this was one of the more mid sized fruit
 
Sunday, August 6 View Page
Looks heavy
 
Wednesday, August 9 View Page
She weighted 830 pounds which was nice to see saved some seeds the cross was 1625 x 1692. This fruit was kind of wheeled shape and had tipped over on the stem which I fixed then she poped a week or so later ???
 
Thursday, August 10 View Page
Bad hail storms today plants are trashed
 
Monday, August 14 View Page
Wow what a day.... mike the beard guy came down and we chopped off leafs all day then we yanked 2 plants and weighted 2 more fruit... my compost pile is huge so I figure better give the pumpkin gods an offering so I placed the 2 kins on the top so they are closest to the sky.... I'm sorry pumpkin gods what ever I did I don't know and I'm sorry.... please let us finish this year with kins that are not damaged.... oh ya update so far we removed the 1625 x 1692 kin weighted 830 pounds bes (kept some seeds)..... 1744 x 1625 kin weighted 870 pounds sag line hole (no seeds kept).... 1585 x 1625 kin weighted 496 no issues other than growth was real slow ( no seeds kept ) .... A REAL HUGE THANK YOU TO MIKE THANK YOU WE WOULD NOT HAVE GOT THIS ALL DONE WITH OUT YOUR HELP....
 
Monday, August 14 View Page
1781 B plant most of the plants now look like this
 
Monday, August 14 View Page
870 aka 1744 on the scale
 
Monday, August 14 View Page
Left overs from the patch tour I'll need to have another party to just drink up all the beer
 
Monday, August 14 View Page
Yup
 
Monday, August 14 View Page
Hail
 
Monday, August 14 View Page
Zoom in
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
Compost heap
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
1692 x 1625
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
2145 A
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
1385
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
1781 A
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
1338
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
2307
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
800 est
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
2145 B
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
1781 B
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
Patch over view ... I need to get this drone figured out
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
Oops helps if I add a pic...lol 1781 B
 
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
My kid has not grown lol she is getting bigger the kin not the kid
 
Tuesday, August 29 View Page
Side view of 1781 a
 
Tuesday, August 29 View Page
2307 nice orange color
 
Tuesday, August 29 View Page
800 mc Mullen also nice orange if you don't mind hail damage... lol
 
Tuesday, August 29 View Page
With a year like I have been having these won't last long in my garage
 
Tuesday, September 5 View Page
Loaded up for Knoxville Tennessee weigh off hope I brought enough to play with them southern growers ... hope to see all them melon growers and get some pointers
 
Tuesday, September 5 View Page
1781 Zywiec B x 2145 McMullen A..... started seed 4/19/17 ...planted outside 5/15/17 ...pollinated 6/25/17... harvested 9/5/17... 72 days old sure hope she has seeds inside her..... look for ... TEAM GANTNER / BIRD this year in a city near you.... this is one of the smaller sized fruits we have
 
Wednesday, September 6 View Page
Got to love I hop..... I see some nice kins coming to Tennessee.... can not wait
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
Talk about southern hospitality.... got to The Tennessee border and I got my own escort... thank you to the state of Tennessee it sure made an easy drive in this am no traffic was great... sure wish Stillwater mn weigh off would do this.... lol great drive... great views ... just got to the fair... great weather today
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
Well so much for southern hospitality...lol them terry boys managed to both beat me by a few pounds....congrats to the both of yawl..... third place is always good when you are in good company.. growz em big all now along drive home... the upside is my truck should travle better now with no kin in the bed...
 
Friday, September 8 View Page
What a day or should I say night... was a long day yesterday. Got to meet all them southern heavy hitters... got what I think is my best ever place ribbon 3 rd and then drove all the way home got in about 4 am... us Wisconsin growers sure need to step up our game with the watermelons the ones down south are huge and I mean huge.. sure wish I could grow one over 100 pounds but then they still would look like a mini melon compaired to some of the ones I seen yesterday. A big thank you to all the growers and people who made the Knoxville weigh off a success. Great job...
 
Sunday, September 10 View Page
Holy cow it's cold temp gauge says 42 dam it all... guess my gain will stop and it's time to start to unload the patch... Illinois boys better watch out I'm coming to yawls weigh off soon and I hope yawl grew enough pounds with out hail... cause mine have grown a lot with hail... Wisconsin boys.. yes yawl... I'm coming to cedarburg with a mid sized fruit yes mid sized.... so yawl will be safe.. for now...lol grows them big all cause I haven't ...lol ... see yawl at the scale... Cali growers don't think yawl are off my radar .... I have a feeling if ya see a grey colored Denali it's me.... and watch out for what's inside my trailer ...she is one mean kin...
 
Tuesday, September 12 View Page
Patch picture as of the other day... as you can see my tillage radish and winter rye is doing nice some kins are getting real nice sized now to bad we had cool weather for the last few weeks.
 
Tuesday, September 12 View Page
I have received a several emails wondering about my hail damaged plants... yes they grew after I got hail.. tha daily gains varied depending on which plant and how bad the hail effected the leafs some plants lost approx 80 percent of the leafs some lost 20 percent... that is due to the fence and direction of the hail. Gains well so far things have been ok. I haven't figured out all the numbers yet as kins have just started to get cut and weighed later this fall I'll post my actual numbers as I did measure the day before we got hail and have been measuring weekly. I had one plant grow good all the way threw no real slow down on daily gains while some went from 40 some a day down to 15 a day... once I know the final numbers I will post my real info no sand added...
 
Friday, September 15 View Page
Loading day around here.... now which ones to take ... well the easy choice is my 2 mini pumpkins those are getting cut.... now let's look at this picture and see which others I will take hmmnn ahhhhh welll ummmm I guess later on today I'll post a picture of what's on my trailer once I am loaded for cedarburg wine and harvest fest.... one can only imagine how many pounds of pumpkin will get cut today all over the USA man that's a lot of pumpkin see you guys and gals soon very soon
 
Friday, September 15 View Page
All loaded up for cedarburg weigh off.... cleared the patch of the rest of the small ones. Now we are left with the real big ones.... no more small kins left......
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
Figured Cindy does it and she does very good so I better start to do it... might help kins go heavier to chart ..lol
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
The kid has been waiting all year to sit on this pumpkin... she calls this one the giant and it is her favorite pumpkin in the patch... or was... good thing she sat on it... it might have blown away ...lol
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
Time for real weights
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
Exhibition fruit 2145 b x 1625
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
Another exhibition fruit 1385 x 1625
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
Yet another one 1338 x 1625
 

 

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