Frost a chilly reminder

Nothing like a good frost to remind you that are our warm days and nights are coming to a close.
Alas, summer once again has flown by.
It will be interesting to see what will take place now with some of my longer-season soybeans. I’m doubtful we will have beans to harvest on all varieties, but at least it is a great test to carry out here at the Emo Agricultural Research Station!
It is much better for the research station to try out some of the later soybean varieties and have no seed than a producer–they need every bean possible!
Input costs are so high that having nothing to harvest would be a terrible loss.
My new helper (Destiny Woolsey) and I finally combined our spring wheat trial–it was ready to go but it was too wet to get on the ground.
Funny thing is, despite the fact our combine isn’t that big, the ground still was soft enough that we were sinking, which made it challenging to steer at times.
We have plenty of plot work to go, so I’m still counting on a nice long (dry) open fall!
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If you didn’t make the barn concert at Cornell Farms last Monday (Sept. 9), you certainly missed out on some amazing entertainment.
Garnet Cornell and Wayne MacIntyre opened for “The Brothers Landreth” and they were absolutely awesome!
Joey, the lead singer from “The Brothers Landreth,” had been in Edmonton the night before performing with Doc Walker at the Canadian Country Music Awards!
Then the group was off to open for Dwight Yokam in Winnipeg the following night.
I think we can expect to see this band on TV very soon. And to think they were right in Devlin and you might have missed it!
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For those of you who didn’t make the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s fundraiser supper, “Cowboys & Lace,” on Saturday night in Emo, you also missed out!
It was a great time! The food was fabulous, prizes were plenty, people were priceless, and the entertainment was excellent!
All this, and raising money for our local hospitals–you couldn’t have asked for a better night.
The Foundation’s special events committee stops at nothing and should be congratulated for their hard work! These ladies work hard and certainly know how to host a great night.
Good work, ladies!
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Even though I stayed out much too late at the hospital fundraiser, I managed to get my lambs all sorted out (some are being sold this week) and all my cows hauled home!
My cows only have a couple of weeks left with their calves, with some being sold and the others weaned. Another reminder that fall is here!
I had no cows over at the Blackhawk pasture this summer, so moving them home from Nanny’s was quite fast!
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Congratulations to Suzie and Roy Sigurdson, who were surprised with at 25th wedding anniversary party Saturday night!
Reports are that a good time was had by all!
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A reminder that our next cattle sale is fast-approaching–on Saturday, Sept. 28 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn.
Contact sales barn manager Philip Krahn if you have any questions or concerns!

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