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Old 03-16-23, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Highway engineer's worst nightmare. Seen it several times after major flooding.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Highway engineer's worst nightmare. Seen it several times after major flooding.
fill it with crusher run and call it a day…
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not hydroponic.

Where does one connect with farmers who rent land to grow crops? I don't even know where to look.
You find a real estate agent who specializes in farm and ranch land, and then send them hunting for you.

You usually find those people out in the boonies.
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Not enough air under that jumper. Thatsashame.
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We have a pickle factory about a mile from my office. The place frequently stinks like you would not believe. It's far enough away from me though.
The town where our high school was (because my town was too small to have its own high school) had a Musseman's fruit processing plant. Generally not a smelly operation, unless they were doing tomatoes, which for some reason really stank.
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An upset already, Furman tops Virginia. Not a good tournament for the Virginia teams.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not hydroponic.

Where does one connect with farmers who rent land to grow crops? I don't even know where to look.
Extension office maybe. whatcha gonna grow?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
An upset already, Furman tops Virginia. Not a good tournament for the Virginia teams.
I don't even know what a Furman is
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I've been doing the Zwift TT Club time trials the last 4 Fridays, which has been fun, and convenient because they started at around 6:20 - late enough that I can get home, get dressed, warm up my legs and the trainer, and do a spindown calibration, then relax for a few minutes waiting for the start. It turns out, however, that the change to DST didn't happen, so now it starts at 7:20. The last one of this series is tomorrow. I'll have to decide if I want to do it. It's a bit inconvenient.
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Poor Howard U, in the tournament for the first time, got matched up with Kansas. Bummer.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I don't even know what a Furman is
You've seen part of their campus several times before:



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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You find a real estate agent who specializes in farm and ranch land, and then send them hunting for you.

You usually find those people out in the boonies.
I doubt it usually works that formally, at least on this scale.

Probably more word of mouth, and local interaction.
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Extension office maybe. whatcha gonna grow?
Ha ha. My uncle had some acrage which someone came in and grew crops on, at least some of the time. Unfortunately, we don't know who.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I doubt it usually works that formally, at least on this scale.

Probably more word of mouth, and local interaction.

Ha ha. My uncle had some acrage which someone came in and grew crops on, at least some of the time. Unfortunately, we don't know who.


You did not mention scale other than to refer to farming. Farming requires a fairly large piece of land.

If you are talking about a half-acre or so to grow some veggies and strawberries, then that is a garden.

When my clients want to buy or rent farm or ranch land, they retain a real estate agent that specializes in that type of thing. Of course, we are generally talking about real farms and real ranches.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
If you are talking about a half-acre or so to grow some veggies and strawberries, then that is a garden.

When my clients want to buy or rent farm or ranch land, they retain a real estate agent that specializes in that type of thing. Of course, we are generally talking about real farms and real ranches.
I'm sorry my uncle didn't own enough land to be one of your clients. No one is going to till up x acres with a rototiller and manually plant soybean seeds. Only someone with a tractor and planting equipment--i.e, a farmer.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
In prep for some springtime gravel events I ordered some Tufo Thunderos a week ago. Was hoping they’d be here in time for a gravel ride this weekend, but it’s looking like that won’t happen.

With the dumping of snow we just got, Rasputitsa on 4/29 is probably going to be super muddy, I’m pretty excited about that.

I’m not in the shape I want to be to handle 100K on dirt/mud with over 7000 feet of climbing. My goal was to have a moving average of 16.5, we will see I guess.
Are you a good mud rider? I'm impressed by them, motorcycle or bicycle.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It looks about 10 yards away. That was the whole point of the discussion.
How far is far enough?
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Yesterday was my first outdoor, post-work ride of 2023. Nice day for it! A little chilly by the time I got back to the car, but I still managed to drip sweat all over the inside of my sunglasses. I added the clip-on fender, but it turned out there was a lot less water on the road than I'd expected, so I took it off for today's ride, which should be even warmer and drier.

IRL >>>ITG.
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Originally Posted by big john
Are you a good mud rider? I'm impressed by them, motorcycle or bicycle.

I’m okay-ish
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not hydroponic.

Where does one connect with farmers who rent land to grow crops? I don't even know where to look.
You could just grow sod. You might need a bigger mower though.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Highway engineer's worst nightmare. Seen it several times after major flooding.
Speaking of flooding, it's been in the upper 40Fs all day. All that snow we got Tuesday is melting. Look out downstream.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I doubt it usually works that formally, at least on this scale.

Probably more word of mouth, and local interaction.

Ha ha. My uncle had some acrage which someone came in and grew crops on, at least some of the time. Unfortunately, we don't know who.


He didn't have a contract?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not hydroponic.

Where does one connect with farmers who rent land to grow crops? I don't even know where to look.
other farmers.
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VV needs to just go hang at the local feed and seed shop to try to find someone to farm the garden. Gotta wear some overalls if you want cred.

Trip to Tractor Supply may be in order first to get some farmer stuff.
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