Still planning to harvest corn

For all of you worried about the corn here at the Emo Agricultural Research Station, there still are plans to get it harvested!
We don’t have the equipment to work on the corn so we are waiting on one of our farmers to come in.
It isn’t uncommon to see people combing corn sometimes all winter long, depending on the area. The challenge is there is no frost and with the snow insulating the wet fields, conditions are not the greatest.
I move my cattle around at this time of the year when I am feeding to spread the manure and to improve pasture, and I’m still bringing up water where I drive.
Cows like it because then they don’t have to walk home for water. But let me tell you there is a lot of mud.
Just simple jobs of taking out salt and mineral require rubbers and slow, cautious steps or you will be bootless!
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Congratulations to David Donaldson, Jen Wall, and Delton Martin, who joined the Rainy River Regional Abattoir board at its annual meeting last week.
It is great to bring on some new, fresh faces and all three are young–a great sign for agriculture in Rainy River District.
We continue to have our work cut out for us but we are entering our eighth year and though it sure hasn’t been sunshine and roses, we are continuing on!
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The Rainy River Federation of Agriculture has decided to incorporate its annual meeting into a fall “Ag Day.”
Join them this Saturday (Nov. 18) at the Emo Legion. The agenda starts at 9 a.m. and will wrap up by 3:15 p.m.
Topics include honey bees and their benefits, ag plastics, tax concerns and CRA proposals, wills, succession, and land transfers, and the Species-at-Risk farm incentive program.
The door prize is very exciting, either a one-day fly-in fishing trip or a district flyover tour (you must be present to win).
The cost is $10, which includes lunch, and everyone is welcome to attend!
R.S.V.P. to teeps@tbaytel.net, or by calling 487-2340 or texting 275-5630 (just need to numbers for lunch).
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I hope everyone has been following along with our own Jessie Baker from Emo on “The Bachelor Canada” show every Wednesday at 8 p.m.. (CT) on W Network.
Jessie is coming home next week and is inviting us to come on down to The Sports Bar (Emo Inn) to watch the show!
It will be a great night and a great way to show Jessie our hometown support!
I’m certainly looking forward to it.
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Over the weekend, my boyfriend/partner’s family all gathered to celebrate Grandma Grace’s birthday.
Family travelled in from Dryden for a nice afternoon of food, visiting, and photos.
Wishing Grandma Grace a great year ahead!
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Well, at least the sun was shining for us on Monday despite the wintery conditions.
Sunshine makes us all feel better no matter the season.
I am having such a hard time believing it already is the middle of November!

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