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The winter that never was

This is turning out to be the winter that never was. We've had temperatures in the 50s the last several days. Our soil in Ohio is still wet with puddles of water everywhere. I've given up on hauling liquid manure. I've called a custom applicator who has a drag line. Hopefully he'll be able to pull the hose through the muddy ground with his track tractor. 

We're keeping busy working on equipment. Most of my tools and tractors will go to a dealership to have everything checked over and fixed. Lots of farm meetings and meals this time of year, also. The big topic is the buildup of algae in Lake Erie. Most of it is coming from the watershed that I am in so everyone is concerned but no one has the answer and no one knows for sure where the majority of the fault lies.

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