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Custom Guys Coming To Conrad

A report came rolling in this morning from Tall Todd, the custom cutter guy & Todd plans to be down in the Conrad area around the 20th of this month! The guys have run into green with only a couple of days of harvest left out in Leoti, Kansas. He

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Cut Bank Farmers Market
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Another Day At Market

,It's WEDNESDAY(!) & that means the Farmers Market will be going strong this afternoon over in Cut Bank at Cut Bank City Park. Today's Cut Bank Farmers Market gets underway at 3 o'clock SHARP this afternoon & it's another perfect day here in our Golden Triangle for a Farmers Market with partly cloudy skies, 10 to 15 mph winds, & a high temperature of 80 degrees in the Big Sky forecast. Hope you c

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Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie
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An All Time Great Oldie

Whenever I "spin" the Jay & the Techniques tune, "Apples, Peaches, Punkin' Pie," it reminds me of all the Farmers Markets that take place every summer out here under our Montana Big Sky. There's one happening in Cut Bank this afternoon, & they're stocked to the hilt this week! Today's Cut Bank Farmers Market will be open from 3 o'clock until 6 tonight in Cut Bank City Park. Buy lo

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crops
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How’s Your Crop

Tall Todd the custom harvester guy says that he is 1 field short of finishing in Clinton, Oklahoma. That field is still muddy, but should be dried out enough today as the forecast there is for 95 degrees & 15 to 30 mph south winds! The crop ran from 25 to 30 bushels to the acre with test weights between 57 & 58 pounds, except for 1 load that only weighed 47.9 pound

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stuck in the mud
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His Name Is Mud

Tall Todd & his custom cutter crew have 2 machines down in Vernon, Texas, this week on the Terry Bruce farm & 4 machines over in Oklahoma. It's extremely muddy in both places &the temperature is predicted to hit 100 in Vernon this week! A few days ago, a custom combiner got 2 of his machines stuck in the mud at around noon time 1 day & finally got them out the NEXT evening around 8! He had to get a caterpillar & a backhoe & when all was said & done, the total bill came in at a whopping $8000! The mud in Texas is red gumbo, or as the Texans call it, "tight clay." I call it being in a "Hea

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a visit
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A Visit To The Golden Triangle

The Montana Veterans Affair Rep has blown into our Golden Triangle this week, & if you missed the rep this morning (Wednesday) here in Shelby, there's still an opportunity for a visit this afternoon from 1 until 3 o'clock over in Cut Bank at the Glacier County Extension Office. To

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a pefect day
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A Perfect Day For Market

Partly cloudy Montana skies this afternoon (Wednesday) & high temperatures around 75...a perfect day for a farmers market, & there's 1 this afternoon over in Cut Bank. The Cut Bank Farmers Market will be going full tilt from 3 o'clock this  afternoon until 6 tonight. At las

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eat close to the ground
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Eat Close To The Ground

Summer's in full swing with a farmers market scheduled for this afternoon (Wednesday) over in Cut Bank in City Park. Today''s market runs from 3 until 6 this afternoon in the park. Fresh fruits & vegetables will keep you healthy, wealthy & wise. Perhap

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rhythm of the rain
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Rhythm Of The Rain

The Precipitation Report for the month of May at the Knees has been officially released! May 17th saw .88, while the 29th of the month rolled in with a .49. May 27th & May 28th posted .25 & .24 respectively. There

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wheat custom cutters
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Let The Harvest Begin

I received word this morning (Tuesday) from Tall Todd, the custom cutter guy who shows up here to the Golden Triangle every harvest season. Todd says that his crew has started to harvest in Vernon, Teas, where they have had over 25 inches of rain! Their 1st winter wheat field they harvested yielded 15 bushels to the acre & was 51.9 t

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reading for enjoyment
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We’re Starting A New Chapter

In fact, we're starting a NEW book tonight (Tuesday) at Montana History up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby. Allow me to say that the book we finished last week, "The Long_____Awakening" by Gildford's Russell B

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vegetable plant sale
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Back To Our Roots Living Off The Land

There's a HUGE Plant Sale coming up this Saturday from 9 in the morning until 4 Saturday afternoon down at Hardware Hank's here in Shelby. This Saturday's Plant Sale supports the RECC's program...Regional Early Childhood Centers

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