Saturday, September 30, 2017

Iceculture Hensall

Iceculture started making bowls of ice
people could use them for catering food as a center piece
to make clear ice the water needs to keep moving

In this freezer -9C they carve their ice

They've made ice lounges all over the world
even in Saudi Arabia

we got ready for a trip into the main freezer

We found it quite affordable
for something unique

life flowers get little air bubbles in the ice

Here they made the truck from the Canadian Tire comercial

can only get in on one side

even an air freshener carved from ice hanging on the ice mirror

they made a Disney castle once at Times square
different then this one

a knight

very blue light

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hensall District Co-operative

First time at this company
an enormous amount of bins (315)

there are 3 scales

they are doing a lot with IP beans, eatable beans

Taking out the splits, sort heavy and light
to clear out dirt

beans go through the "eye" 4 times to take out off colour beans

It goes super fast and may take a few extra beans out

fill up of these totes is done by robot

I was impressed with the Co-op

Thursday, September 28, 2017

another Dry Matter Test

It has been very warm, the cows love to be outside in the evening

we went for another moisture test
so Rien took the ax along

chopped 6 plants

starts to look brown a bit

but it sure is wet still
74.7 % a long way to go yet
how the moisture keeps climbing up is a mistery
we may have to go for a 4th test

clouds are moving in and a cool down is expected

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Meet Saskia

Sunday afternoon

in the sunset room

Quite a few people came

and they all brought presents

this baby will have lots to wear

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sam And Henri



first dance with the little girls stealing part of the show



lots of dancing

that always looks so scary

Lots of babies at the wedding 
quite a few younger then Emily

more polenaise

It's a wrap

4th cut in the bale

this field was almost hay

Monday, September 25, 2017


Drying fast

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Corn is still wet

We were surprised earlier when the corn tested 68%
So I went to Royalmar with corn from a different field

don't know why they want you to bring 6-8 stalks
when they only use 3

saw some familiar faces

This was cool, filled in planting date and variety 

estimated harvest day and 
how feed values change when you chop higher
that only is for non brown midrib corn 
our corn you use the whole plant

this time 72% so quite wet yet