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    Harvesting time!!! At 10pm... Last time it was 2 in the morning...

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    I thought aliens finally invaded earth... Lol.

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    What are you harvesting?
     
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    Not mine, the neighbours - they grow corn to turn into silage to feed the cows in the winter.
     
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    Why do they harvest it at night?
     
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    There is never enough time in a day for a farmer to do what is needed to be done. Night is only a extension of the day, especially during harvesting.
     
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    Night time is go time. I'm getting a course from a prominent family member on agriculture next year as well as doing some work, it's gonna be fun apart from the labour lol. It will certainly help my if I study agriculture/aquaculture
     
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    @TheGrissom @reksteen: the machinery is hired out by Greenfields to do the planting, fertilising and then harvesting, which is down the road from me. The drivers work in shifts so yeah reksteen is right, not enough time in the day to harvest everything in one day. I've seen them treat fields for weeds - machinery that most local farmers can't afford to buy and maintain so Greenfields hires the machines out with the drivers included.

    I'm smack in the middle of at least 3 neighbouring farms who grow their own food for the cattle (dairy / beef) and Fountain Hall Guest Farm has all sorts of animals too as it's a holiday / tourist area. The Station House is opposite us and my parents own Thistledown Cottage (self-catering). There are only two dairies - Fountain Hall Farm and Mearns.
     
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    Agricultural farming is not for sissies - I raised over 20 bull calves and even grew fields of vegetables many years ago in my late teens.
     
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    I'm up for it. It's my current plan to study agriculture.
    I'm also possibly visiting the university of Stellenbosch's aquaponics system in the future, to refine my system that my dad overcomplicated a little to the point where it's failing. Just need to get a BIG tub and do a simple system. :)

    A lot of my family farms
     
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    Interesting @Hendre. My biological father was a cattle farmer and now my half brother has taken over the farm with growing vegetables. My grandparents had a farm when I was a little toddler and for most of my life, I've lived on two farms in between.

    Aquaponics is not hard but there was this video I saw today - I know I've seen it circulate around FB and it was pretty interesting about indoor urban farming. The fish provide all the nutrients in the water to water the vegetables and so on... You need to see the video for yourself



    And another one

     
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    I have a lot of farms in the family but I don't farm myself. Apart from my aquaponic system.

    I have done a fair amount of research on it, it's hopefully my career one day
     
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    I got hammered in maths, 32% for a test with a 35% grade average. I got 75 for end of year exams and the grade average was 52, now even that many have taken maths Literacy the average plummeted. They just hit us from the start, even with lots of extra practice :(
     
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    Started hockey yesterday. My thighs and shoulder are sore and this afternoon i need to move 400+ litres of water for WC.

    I'm also taking in my girlfriends goldfish and getting them ready for life in a bigger tub so we can get her something more manageable after she comes back from a holiday. (She got them from family)
     
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    Now my bio teacher asked me to take my fish home for the holiday. Goodness
     
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    Picked up a gravid female paradise fish today, seems like my male is already trying to build a bubblenest :D

    Also got some black sand and lilies for my 1.2 metre tank, the fish love it
     
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    I gave my anubais a bleach bath followed by me removing as much algae and java moss as I could find from the leaves. I then put the anubais onto rocks and set up an anubais tank. Just waiting for the tank to cycle and my pygmy corys are getting a new home
     
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    Awesome. Java moss is impossible to get out, used tweezers and scrubbing to get it off my wood. Little pieces are in my other scape and I need to get it out :eek:
     
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    I am hoping the bleach bath will kill it. I just removed what I could so that I didn't end up with a tank full of decaying moss
     
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    The moss?
     
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    Yes the moss. Anubais can take quite a long bleach bath apparently. I did the 5 % V/V bleach bath for three and a half minutes. Hoping it is long enough to kill the moss without being long enough to kill the anubais.
     

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