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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 63 Entries.
Tuesday, January 1 View Page
Happy New Year, first post of year, working on the Midwest giant pumpkin growers seed auction. Going to have a lot of great lots on Sunday January 20th! Thank You to all the Growers that donated seeds this winter!
Saturday, January 12 View Page
Fun time up in Wisconsin last night, great group of growers! Stayed up till almost 4 am socializing and now I find myself in bed at 8 pm on a Saturday, getting old sucks
Saturday, February 16 View Page
8 hrs of overtime should cover my beer in Green bay?
Sunday, March 3 View Page
Well got most of my lumber for operation turn screenhouse into greenhouse. Of course I forgot 8 16' 2x4's, but it's a start!
Sunday, March 3 View Page
2 out -14 tonight. Guess I wont be getting my soil sample anytime soon. Or getting any 4x4's in the ground in near future. Ready for warmer weather! Less than 2 weeks till Green Bay!!!!
Thursday, March 7 View Page
So, I went to college for 4 years, I have a degree in Graphic design, with a minor in art, and played football for 4 years. And this is my new office! My summer job in college has led me to a career in the mining industry (18 years in june) and this is the 1st brand new pit loader in our company in over 15 years. Going to be a great year!
Friday, March 15 View Page
Having fun at the big show! May have had to much fun last night
Monday, March 18 View Page
Theres a story to this one, Thursday night in Green bay we partied hard! I will never forget the time I met Jim Hazeltine!
Monday, March 18 View Page
The big show attendees!
Monday, March 18 View Page
My Wisconsin Club family!
Monday, March 18 View Page
My wife did her own thing, but we both had a great time!
Monday, March 18 View Page
I photobombed Joe's Stillwater Howard dill winner in the slide show. Pretty sure no one noticed. It was a beautiful pumpkin
Monday, March 18 View Page
Take one of these shots every year. Forgot to do it in wilkes barre
Monday, March 18 View Page
Ken Received a well deserved Award! Nice to have a chat with you Ken!
Monday, March 18 View Page
Another one with the wife
Monday, March 18 View Page
Way better trophies tour than the one Minnesota
Monday, March 18 View Page
Eddy Z! You are the man! Look forward to your Diary and drinks in Vegas!
Monday, March 18 View Page
Now to figure out how to get this big bag of perlite out of truck closer to patch without driving through the yard
Tuesday, March 19 View Page
Well I finally got the new machine dirty!
Saturday, March 23 View Page
Still not thawed or dry enough to start upgrading. Was able to get my soil sample, my pvc collector hit frozen ground at 6" in a few places, but kept going in the rest of my dozen spot. Dry tomorrow, on to western labs on Monday
Saturday, March 23 View Page
Flags marked more support, tie in with rest of structure. Weather is not in my favor for next week but hopefully have it done and plastic on 1 month from now. Right before I put plants out
Saturday, March 30 View Page
4 x4's in their holes, lumber layed out. Might get something accomplished tomorrow afternoon.
Sunday, March 31 View Page
Excited, got some big shoes to fill! Hoping I can represent the central Region well as I join a great GPC committee !
Sunday, March 31 View Page
Got some work done today
Sunday, March 31 View Page
And the other side, if the weather cooperates next weekend I should be ready to put the plastic on soon
Sunday, March 31 View Page
And the other side, if the weather cooperates next weekend I should be ready to put the plastic on soon
Wednesday, April 3 View Page
Birds eye view of my job, I'll take that 35,000 ton pile of rock and turn it in to littler rocks at 650-700 onstage per hour. New loader deffiantly helps however it broke at 59 engine hrs and went back to moline. At least they gave us a rental
Saturday, April 6 View Page
North side, straightest these have ever looked. Reinforcement should work. Side boards and double channel wiggle ire up tomorrow weather permitting
Saturday, April 6 View Page
South side
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Rained most of the day, main reason going to a greenhouse. Got my side boards up on both sides. Plastic will go 56 ft over the middle end for end
Sunday, April 7 View Page
These weren't cheap but will be nice to have. Double channel wiggle wire. Top portion will hold the main piece, then I can choose plastic or screen the bottom 7 ft down the sides. With our iowa summers definitely screen if not open. Wish this was a roll up curtain automated of course. Maybe next year
Sunday, April 14 View Page
Seed starting day, 4 on left is my greenhouse line up, any fail then we replace with the ones on the right. May do a few extras just in case after 1st batch
Sunday, April 14 View Page
Call me crazy, doing a 5th plant outside greenhouse. Still mostly lawn yet. Left plant is 867 Davis, 1st attempt (healthy looking seed) didnt take, so I put in another that looked like it survived a mail roller, barley. But hey it popped! The other plant is the 1458 charity f'n Marshall (1989.5 Daletas x self)
Sunday, April 14 View Page
Put some plastic down over grow spots, hopefully dry up enough I can do something, pretty muddy finishing up the greenhouse. It officially is ready for plastic
Sunday, April 14 View Page
Salvaged a few pieces of screen to run down the sides when it grs warmer
Tuesday, April 16 View Page
The "what the hell am I thinking, your busy enough patch" has been tilled. 1458 cfm will go out here, along with melons and a few tomatoes. And iam sure albas sunflowers
Saturday, April 20 View Page
Had very little wind today, so I pounced on the opportunity. 90 ft long x 56 ft wide
Saturday, April 20 View Page
Need to do sides tomorrow after Alba finds her Easter eggs. Going to have some pooling on top and other tweaking. But it's on there pretty good. Lots of wiggle wire
Saturday, April 20 View Page
Not sure what's going on with this 2152. Same mix as the rest. 2283 looks great, 2528, had a split on one cot leaf, but should be fine. First 2091 was a dud, but 2nd started breaking soil today. Put a 2344 Paton in today, just in case that 2152 is a no go
Sunday, April 21 View Page
All sealed up, 25 mph wind gave me a chance to tighten some spots up
Sunday, April 21 View Page
Got a little toasty, 85 outside
Sunday, April 21 View Page
I put deck boards on top with wiggle wire, wind had them moving all over, this helped a lot on the waves
Sunday, April 21 View Page
2,283, 2528, and 2152. 2091 #2 came up yesterday will move to grow bag on Tues. Got a 1991 vanderweilen and 2433 in chamber. Not certain I want to go with that 2152
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
63 outside, 84 inside! It got up to 111 in there today. Spread perlite, should have worn a mask, cough, cough
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
Had some rain last night, lots of pooling pushed off 500 gallons or more. Stuck some 8 ft 4x4's length ways in middle it helped, need to get 3 more, and got another idea to to shed the water
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Long day, wet and heavy
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Wind locked me in, Alba to the rescue!
Saturday, April 27 View Page
See if I cant keep it a little warmer than the 24 they are talking
Friday, May 3 View Page
Hopefully this weekend, outside
Saturday, May 4 View Page
Been awhile since I had a camper out in the open, 1458 Charity F'n Marshall is out side. It was vines out 18" in the basement and kinked itself a little bit. Weather has been crappy. Till around it in the morning.
Saturday, May 4 View Page
Amendments applied to the greenhouse according to the soil calculator (thanks Mike) CFN patch got the leftovers
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Tilled both patches this morning before 8:30. Much better in green house when its 60 compared to 98
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Fans are up, mister tips are soaking
Sunday, May 5 View Page
My puddling, hopefully solved. Looking at radar I will find out shortly
Sunday, May 5 View Page
I got 100 yards of 1" ratchet strap, strapping. I hope this is a little tougher than the rope. Definitely nice feeling it get tighter
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Wasnt happy with soil temp 58, so I put heat cables in today. Last week really cooled it off. Might put plants out after work in couple days
Sunday, May 5 View Page
1458 CFM is out
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Should have been 1st pic
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Raining, windy, so far so niceee
Tuesday, May 7 View Page
Let the stress begin, 2091 Midthun on left, 2283 on right. Was lucky enough to see both these hit the scales. They were almost twins
Tuesday, May 7 View Page
2528 on right, and 2152 and 2433 paired up. Had some weirdness going on with 2152 early, hoping it grew out of it
Tuesday, May 7 View Page
Wet and rainy next couple days. Got some heat lamps next to them. Wish I could double tent them, but hard when you leave as early as I do.
Friday, May 10 View Page
Cleaning out my little water hookup shed, anybody need some zipties? LOL

 

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