Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Combining begins at Brookdale

Aaaannd ...they're off !

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The Dennis' canola arrives at Viterra

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This yield Knocked my socks off ! 49 bu /acre


The Dennis's of Brookdale Kernels Canola field







Canola Grading


Here's an actual shot of our canola being graded at the elevator...

You can only determine the value of canola by looking at the inside of it...There are 500 seeds on each strip...you put the tape on and then crush the seeds flat... If they are green inside the canola is not mature...it doesn't makes as good a quality of oil... also it's a lower quality if you find brown or black inside the seed...that means it as , or has begaun to spoil and go out of condition...

This reminds me of people...you can't tell their value by looking at them... In both people and canola... It's what's inside that counts !


Andrew and Ryerson Dennis in the Drivers Seat !


A lot of planning, ideal weather for canola production and big hearts let's people in Southern Sudan also get some control in their lives !

The Dennis Kernels of Hope Canola Field


Saturday, Sept 26 in a very quick time...the 5 combines arrived, fired up and ate up the 28 acres of Clearfield Canola... It ran a terrific 49 bushels per acre... Making a difference in a hurry !

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Brookdale Canola

Riordan and Andrew Dennis' canola field at Brookdale, Manitoba

Yields are turning out much better than expected in this part of Manitoba... This is excellent looking canola.... Eat lotsa margarine because we are gonna need room for this crop ! More later ...

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jim and Judys Kernels Field at Norquay







Ferris and Lindgren grew the crop for us on Jim and Judy's land at Norquay. It's in the bag... Have you ever seen wheat stored in a bag ? We'll get a guess of the yield for now and more detail later

Darryl making the barley flow

The yield wasn't as good as hoped but there were some bushels harvested...We'll have more accurate numbers later... We did have crop insurance there and it will make up some of the proceeds...

Pastor Randall took this shot at Wetaskiwin, Alberta


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Doell's Barley at Wetaskiwin, Alberta


The Conlin Barley of Darryl and Deloras !

Seeded May 11, harvested soon.... With a whole lotta looking after before during and after its growth !




Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jackets Create Shelter in the Sudan







On July 30 Hudye Soils and Hudye Farms once again presented one of the biggest Ag Days of the Prairies ...Field of Dreams ! This is an annual event at Norquay, Saskatchewan that shows all of the latest ways of growing bigger and better crops. Hudyes have been terrific supporters of Kernels of Hope and the CFGB through their Helping Feed the World initiative. I was able to give an update to the crowd on Kernels and the CFGB and the Sudan while promoting the purchase of Field of Dreams 2009 jackets... The Jackets were sold at $50 each and every penny of that went towards Kernels of Hope ! Farmers are often used to gettin free jackets at promotional events but 40 people spent $ 50 each that night ! That makes $2,000 ...If that is matched by CIDA at 4 to 1 that makes $10,000 for people in need ! Really amazing how it adds up...



There will be more later on the producers in the area that are donating the entire proceeds of 10 acres each to Kernels this year...

Prodigy at Kinistino


Darla isn't really the Prodigy... that's the variety of wheat in our Kernels Field at Kinistino ! They both look great on August 19th !