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Old 10-14-19, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
Our potato and onion farmers were in a big hurry too and unfortunately one farm owner was killed when his worker didn't see him behind the onion harvester and turned it on I went to school with his kids I think.
My condolences

A lot of ag accidents happen. My neighbor stopped disc plowing to eat lunch (back in the '60s) and didn't see that his family's dog had taken a nap in the shade of the discs. When he started back up he ran over him

Just recently I read where a lot of farm tractor operators fall asleep and fall out of their seat while pulling implements like disc plows that put them away in the most horrible fashion. I used to plow for neighbors at 13 years old and never thought much about that although I know my folks did.

Some of the hardier strains of crops actually survived the high 20s Fahrenheit last week I hear. And some did not.
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Old 10-14-19, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I heard a story about a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe corn. In September there came a big frost and all the young man's corn was lost.
That saying "hoeing / chopping corn" or "chopping cotton" refers to hoeing the weeds out of it. If you harvest corn by hand you do it just like you do when you steal it, by stripping it off the stalk . . . Or so I've heard

So I assume he was also too lazy to harvest his crop. In pioneer days without anything to fall back on that would have been a life threatening mistake in weather prediction.
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I spent a joyful hour hiking in falling snow yesterday. Several hours hiking, the weather kept changing. Pics to follow.
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
That saying "hoeing / chopping corn" or "chopping cotton" refers to hoeing the weeds out of it. If you harvest corn by hand you do it just like you do when you steal it, by stripping it off the stalk . . . Or so I've heard

So I assume he was also too lazy to harvest his crop. In pioneer days without anything to fall back on that would have been a life threatening mistake in weather prediction.

Tell you a little story and it won't take long
'Bout a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe his corn
The reason why I never could tell
For that young man was always well

He planted his corn in the month of June
And by July it was up to his eyes
Come September, came a big frost
And all the young man's corn was lost

His hardship had just begun
Said, "young man, have you hoed some corn?"
"Well, I tried and I tried, and I tried in vain
But I don't believe I raised a single grain"

He went down town to his neighbor's door
Where he had often been before
Sayin', "pretty little miss, will you marry me?"
Little miss what do you say?"

"Why do you come for me to wed?
You, can't even make your own corn bread
Single I am and will remain
A lazy man, I won't maintain"

He turned his back and walked away
Sayin', "little miss, you'll rue the day
You'll rue the day that you were born
For givin' me the devil, 'cause I wouldn't hoe corn"
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Old 10-14-19, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
https://youtu.be/EIs0KMFJvWE

Tell you a little story and it won't take long
'Bout a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe his corn
The reason why I never could tell
For that young man was always well

He planted his corn in the month of June
And by July it was up to his eyes
Come September, came a big frost
And all the young man's corn was lost

His hardship had just begun
Said, "young man, have you hoed some corn?"
"Well, I tried and I tried, and I tried in vain
But I don't believe I raised a single grain"

He went down town to his neighbor's door
Where he had often been before
Sayin', "pretty little miss, will you marry me?"
Little miss what do you say?"

"Why do you come for me to wed?
You, can't even make your own corn bread
Single I am and will remain
A lazy man, I won't maintain"

He turned his back and walked away
Sayin', "little miss, you'll rue the day
You'll rue the day that you were born
For givin' me the devil, 'cause I wouldn't hoe corn"
Lazy and vindictive. And looking for a free ride.

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Old 10-14-19, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
There is a common crop now in Washington State, btw, whereas 2 weeks longer to fully develop is a big difference in quality. My counsel to Eastern Washington State consumers is to avoid the slimmer leaf, taller family of strains this year if they come from outside growers as the other of the two are generally hardier and surviving the slight nighttime freeze thus far, at least in The Spokane Valley and surrounding areas.
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Old 10-15-19, 01:08 AM
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Some fall color from yesterday:







and Saturday:



Hikers at Blue Lake:



Early Winters Spires on the far right:



Washington Pass last weekend:





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Old 10-15-19, 01:25 PM
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Some fall color in Southeast Texas today.

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The tall grasses are going dormant and the bluegrass/sedge is loving it! Wet in the morning but it's still relatively warm out!
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Old 10-19-19, 05:22 PM
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Here on the coast our fall is gray interspersed with brilliant blue skies and high contrast. My daily drive can be wicked bleak or pure.



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Old 10-19-19, 09:20 PM
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I spent five hours hiking in falling snow today. More than a foot on the ground on the Enchantments side of Ingalls Pass. Snow telemetry says three feet on Mount Baker as low as 5k! (I hiked to 6,500' today.)

Both species of larch are singing the song of winter.
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Somebody just died in a blizzard on the Hidden Lake trail. Search and Rescue wasn't able to get there for days because visibility was too poor to fly and avalanche danger was too high to walk. They haven't found the body yet, going back up with dogs this week.
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