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JoePoncelet - (5/4/2012 5:57:12 AM)
RE:MF 258 Agriculteur

Malcolm/John:

You don't want to get in too big of a hurry to dig up the land and plant the vegetables as you may be getting that storm comming your way that was at my place on Wednesday May 2nd "Steve Miller's Birthday" it was a bad one for erosion. We got 3 & 1/2 inches of rain in about an hour with golf ball size hail.

Here is a picture of my next door neighbor's 160 achre field that he just got done planting last week, it washed so bad there is at least 2-3 feet deep of good topsoil sitting at the bottom next to my line fence I am sure he will have to plant the field all over again after he gets a dozer out there to push all the dirt back up the hill.

I knew this was going to happen one of these days soon because if you look just about anywhere arround here it is brown dirt fields as far as the eye can see it is very rare to see a green field of hay or even a waterway ocasionally. If the winds would pick up it could be the Dirty 30s dust bowl all over again here in a heartbeat!!

Malcolm I bet your just about cringing just reading this as I know you and most people over there are real big on erosion practices and stewardship of the land. Over here it is all about raping the land for everything it is worth to get the biggest crop so they can pay higher rent prices and outbid the compition the next year.

Now after all that, getting back to the subject at hand I would like to know if the MF 258 Agriculteur tiller performs as good as it looks? It sure is a cool looking machine! I wonder if it will aerate the soil better to produce larger Carrots, potatos, ect.

Joe