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Kent Powell



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PostSubject: Driest on record   Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:08 am

We got rain during the night and then this morning=-only about .15-- but then this afternoon while at the north place working on an old tractor I got soaked...And the weatherguesser are predicting (in their words) "copious" amounts of moisture for tonight and tomorrow...1/2 to an inch of rain Very Happy


Rain would be welcome- as even with our record breaking amounts of moisture for the year- with the tall grass we have from all the early rain the grass is tall and dried out- and the fire danger is high especially with all the great white hunters hitting the field now..... And dust pneumonia has hit some folks...

Accuweather released its winter forecast yesterday- and they are calling for another "Winter from Hell" for us- with colder than normal and snowier than normal from the high plains thru the midwest Crying or Very sad ...They went so far as to say this could be one of the worst winters in history for Chicago area...
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:33 am

I learned a long time ago to get rid of the thermometer and throw the weather forecast away. If you dont know how hot or cold it is you dont know when to whine, or how load. And you can look out side and be as good as the local forecast. We have a weather rock. When it is wet it is a raining when it is frozen it is cold and when it is hot don't touch it. cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:21 am

My rock has been dry for awhile. The last couple days it blew a little bit north.
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:34 am

Keystone wrote:
My rock has been dry for awhile. The last couple days it blew a little bit north.

I sure hope you get some moisture this fall there is nothing worse than no grass. I have been there for several years in a row and there is not much to get excited about, depressing is all you can say. We got some rain the last couple of days and some snow hope it heads your way. Our weather rock seems to blow in the wind quite a bit. And i figured out why. In Ca. The AI Pimps Blow all the time and in Iowa they are constantly sucking creating quite a wind over the great basin and the western interior. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:48 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:04 pm

Ouch ! that's dry - hope you can break out of this cycle soon Kent. Turned damn dry here since August - only about 3/10ths through Sept/Oct. It's actually been a dry year here but the moisture we got came at the right times. About 12.25 inches since May but I don't know how much moisture we got from snow prior to May.
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:53 am

Keystone we had better send you some grass seed as this is normal for us. No with all kidding aside if the weather is against you it is difficult . What we found when we had a severe drought several years ago that you can only manage for a little less than average in the long term plan and do what you have to too stay in bussiness in rough times. Not much help but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob H
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:15 am

Thank You.



It is good that we rest grass nearly a year. We still have some saved up for a place to wean calves.



What made this worse is cumulative. While crops have been decent off and on in the last 10 years, it has been due to timely little rains and we have dried down in the subsoil. We have had very little snow for several winters. This is the first year that the deep rooted tall grass didn't even green up.
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:26 pm

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=9555%20north%20dewey%20road%20kalvesta%20kansas&biw=1366&bih=586&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il

We have had a hose running all year to keep the trees alive. We move it every day or two. I thought this was a nice view of the little green circles in the yard.
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:06 pm

A little 32 degree fluffy rain today



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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:43 pm

Wettest in a year and a half















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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:10 pm

glad you got some just keep it coming.
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:56 pm

Kent, go outside and make slush-angels, we'll see if we can see you on google maps.
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:50 pm

It was a great day to do just that.
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:09 am

Fall sledding











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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:12 am

Snowball fight









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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:22 am

I think they are easier to shoot than photograph





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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:30 am

Great Grandpa built the house. Grandpa moved here when dad was about 5 and Great Grandpa moved to California. We planted the upper windbreak when I was 7 or 8. We used to fill the back half of the big shop with wheat at harvest and haul it out all winter and spring.



My place is 2 miles west of here. The edge is visible on the right side of the picture.


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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:36 am

There are a few adults, but I don't think any young pheasants were raised this year on our place. I have found where hawks have cought them in pastures all summer. Not enough cover.



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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:38 am



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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:40 am

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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:58 am

Opening day of pheasant season. Most days, there might be two cars go by my place. Today, you'd think they routed traffic off I-70. Lots of trash carelessly thrown out alongside country roads. Makes for an interesting study of the male psyche. Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:09 am

Mule Deer are my favorite Cervids by far. They have personality, curiousity and seem to like company. Whitetails possess many of the characteristics I detest in cattle. Crazy fence crashing flighty reactionary rather than thinking things through. We had all Muledeer until I started "improving" things. Letting trees grow. Developing watering points.







This little herd was led by two fork bucks last year. This year they grew nice double forks. This week this larger buck came in and chased them away. Increased road hunting poaching is hurting the population.
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PostSubject: Re: Driest on record   Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:45 am

Most know that I take great pride in my grazing program. Here is a paddock which was grazed last December.





This is the first green grass growth in over a year.







I am thankful for every bit of it.
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