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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 58 Entries.
Friday, February 1 View Page
What old fat guys do when it's to cold to fish...get fatter
 
Sunday, February 3 View Page
What really sucks is I already cleaned the other half...reel good fishin this mornin
 
Friday, March 1 View Page
Hate it when I go out on Lake George and have to put up with all the people and terrible scenery
 
Friday, March 1 View Page
I guess I should have mentioned that there is 10 miles of the 32 mile lake in that picture!!!!!
 
Thursday, April 11 View Page
Getting closer to start time..patch is bare but frozen solid..access road to backyard will hold me up for a while..still ice and snow..Snowed 11/3 and hasn't left yet...cold, very long winter. Never in my 60 plus years do I remember snow sticking that early and staying. Frost went deep..warmer weather and lots of rain by Monday should help me out.
 
Monday, April 15 View Page
Round One: Started a few seeds this morning. 2 for the 150 patch..other will go in main garden..2416 Haist..hoping for orange and the 1229.5 Seelow..for red. Also started 907 Young and 2 of my own..300 Hoffman and 699 Hoffman..both with potential for big and orange. Round two coming later this week.
 
Wednesday, April 17 View Page
699 and 1229 poking thru the dirt in just over 2 days
 
Thursday, April 18 View Page
everybody was up by yesterday afternoon except the 907 Young..go figure ..it was my problem child last year..
 
Thursday, April 18 View Page
Round 2:more orange go figure.. started another 907 just in case..took 4 last year to get one to germ..also started 681 Gansert, 923 Gouin, 793 Toftness, 1044 Gansert, 532 House, 1048 Engel and 1109 Borgers.
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
carefully removed 907 Young from starting mix yesterday morning..thick root about a 1/4 inch long..recovered it ..checked 12 hours later..3 small roots coming out of the main..checked thismorning and it had set roots down..will transplant later to large container and hope for the best..root didn't look right where it exited the seed..see what happens
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
filed and soaked 2 more 1229.5 Seelows MORE RED!!!
 
Sunday, April 21 View Page
everybody up except 907 young..really..but not alone 1048 is a little older seed and am expecting it to take a little longer..early ye we'll see what happens
 
Sunday, April 21 View Page
started 2-500 Hoffmans female was 681 Dill-McDonald 1374 Engel HDx 1561 Reeb HD..I pollinated with 1374 Engel but the blossom split and a bee came out and i covered the blossom.I didn't have a clue to what I was doing. Lost all of my first plantings due to frost and started this plant June 1st..pollinated july 21st and grew on 3rd secondary. Grew it the next year and had very dark orange..need to give it another shot..lots of potential for big and orange
 
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
everybody is up except the 1048 Engel. Even the 907 was pushing dirt in 2 1/2 days..started tilling yesterday..above average temps and sunshine has things moving along nicely
 
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
1048 Engel is pushing dirt 100% germination so far..i'm happy
 
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
I had two tandem loads of aged manure delivered today.About 14 yards per load..first load down the center of the back half of the patch
 
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
2nd load across the other half and part of the load for the 150 patch on the left out of main patch area..this area sat for 2 years and when I tilled yesterday it was black soil..I had grown in that area and there was manure there before..should be good to get started..will draw more aged manure in a couple weeks
 
Friday, April 26 View Page
Hauled 20 yards of compost yesterday..will probably bring more in after I haul the rest of the aged manure I'm looking for. Will end up with about 6000 sq ft for the main patch. Started several more of my own seeds for backups and a few for giveaways.
 
Tuesday, April 30 View Page
Will be starting final round today.667 Wolf, 248 Gouin, 816 Gansert, 855 Pukos, 774 Fletcher, 532 Young, 310 Fletcher, 692 Arnold and a couple squash 961 Haist and 842 Schweigert.
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Started another 774 Fletcher. In with 10 others and I didn't realize it didn't germ. Dug down and seed is solid??? Only one that didn;t germ out of about 40. Can't pass on the genetics..1059 Vincent-McGill x 811 Gerhardt..want to cross it with my 1044 Gansert..same genetics..ORANGE
 
Monday, May 13 View Page
2nd 774 Fletcher didn't germ..looks like I'll have to pull norms 1044 and toss it ..really wanted that cross!!
 
Monday, May 13 View Page
I'm a glutten for punishment..I've got 1- 774 Fletcher left...Norm..you're 1044 got a temporary reprieve
 
Tuesday, May 14 View Page
New additions to the family..food and fertilizer
 
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
Stick a fork in me...I'm about done
 
Friday, July 19 View Page
248 Gouin ...64"cc 20 dap 155 Ott
 
Friday, July 19 View Page
248 Gouin..793 Toftness x 907 Young
 
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
428 Hoffman x 907 Young 20 dap 65cc 160 ott
 
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
wrong pic in last post. This is the 428..still might cull the 248
 
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
hate my phone ..this is the 428
 
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
Paul the other 2 posts were of your 248..you should have grown it..still might cull it..dont think it will throw orange...lol
 
Monday, July 29 View Page
My only june pollination. 224 OTT 248 Gouin x self
 
Monday, July 29 View Page
Previous post..29 dap..30lbs a day the last two days..Paul theres still hope!!
 
Monday, August 19 View Page
Hopefully it will turn orange.
 
Monday, August 19 View Page
Last pic..248 Gouin questionable orange genetics
 
Friday, August 30 View Page
This is the 667 Wolf. Midday when I took the pic but its dark orange. I've got a wheel and stem split. Cut stem 2 weeks ago torelieve pressure ...she's looking good. Thanks Andy for the seeds!!
 
Friday, August 30 View Page
248 Gouin ..might still be prettiest in the patch!! Challenger in next pic
 
Friday, August 30 View Page
907 Young on a side vine. Mains aborted..late pollination ..about 350 lbs. She be the challenger for prettiest of the patch.
 
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
The Blob..picture doesn't show how bad she really looks. Wont last much longer anyway. 816 Gansert biggest in the patch. Who would grow a Gansert seed anyway? Pollinated with 907 Young..will grow next year.
 
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
Another 907 Young prettier than the other ones!!
 
Wednesday, September 4 View Page
better pic of 667 Wolf
 
Wednesday, September 4 View Page
another 907..dont believe it will last much longer
 
Wednesday, September 4 View Page
Another 907 young..just starting to turm orange..very late pollination
 
Wednesday, September 4 View Page
We have a new "Prettiest Of The Patch"...512 Young by very unknown. Who says size matters!
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
Lost my 667 Wolf. An almost perfectly symmetrical wheel with great dark orange color. Pretty sure they're not supposed to be squishy when you push on them. I did self it and hoping for a wheel in the future, Big attention getters for people. Thanks for the seeds Andy
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
wrong pic in last post..this was the 667
 
Tuesday, September 24 View Page
3 nice orange out for a tour. Left to right 907 Young, 532 House and 248 Gouin
 
Tuesday, September 24 View Page
248 Gouin x self now 384 Hoffman. Wanted to ride in the front.
 
Tuesday, September 24 View Page
907 young x sibb now 324 Hoffman. Wanted to ride in the back
 
Tuesday, September 24 View Page
The Young collection. The 3 on the left. All 907s by self or sibbed. Was really hoping one of them would be orange.
 
Tuesday, September 24 View Page
View from the road. Mr Gansert wanted to be first in line with his 681.
 
Tuesday, September 24 View Page
816 Gansert x 907 Young Was the biggest in the patch..taping 550 lbs but split. I knew this one was going to have issues. Split the day before pickin. Nice dark orange. Will plant next year.
 
Tuesday, September 24 View Page
A big Thank You to the guys who donated seeds. For what I thought was going to be a disaster of a year turned out OK. Thanks again, T
 
Wednesday, October 2 View Page
If I were to chose prettiest in the patch..this would be her..907 x sibb..Thanks for the seeds John
 
Thursday, October 3 View Page
This one landed at the Sanders Farm...532 House X 907 Young est 350 lbs..more Nice Orange!! Thanks Joe for the seeds. T
 
Friday, October 4 View Page
A little decoration for my Town. 310 Fletcher on left..1109 Borgers on the right. 1109 has just about every color available in it.
 
Friday, October 4 View Page
More nice Orange..310 Fletcher (1059 V/Mxself) X 512 Young (777Young/self)..can you say good genetics..Est about 350 lbs. I had 10 kins this year in the 300=400 lb range. Thank You Ray for the seeds!
 
Friday, October 4 View Page
Last photo of 310 has no stem. Had a guy stop and offer to help me pull it off the trailer. Seen I was struggling with it. First words out of my mouth are generally don't grab it by the stem. I forgot. Sorry Ray. It still looks good.
 
Thursday, October 10 View Page
It's real easy to spot these colors. One of the biggest ones I've ever found. The tree is about 3' across. More up in the tree about 20'.. Chicken Of The Woods..wild mushroom..worth about $10-15 a lb. about 20 lbs or more there. Gonna have the butter sizzling in the pan shortly!!
 

 

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