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Mycorrhizae Fungi


Hello everyone! As an other dad essay today dad wants me to write an essay on mycorrhizae fungi so here it is!

A mycorrhiza/ Mycorrhizae Fungi is a symbiotic association between a fungus and a plant. The term mycorrhiza refers to the role of the fungus in the plant’s rhizosphere, its root system. Mycorrhizae play important roles in plant nutrition, soil biology and soil chemistry. So technically it is just a mushroom that works like a restaurant it delivers the plant. So let’s say the neighbouring Spruce is low on water he “calls” the Mycorrhizae Fungi and tells it it’s order/ it needs water and the nearest Mycorrhizae plant will deliver it if it has some. That’s why on our farm we practice no tilling because tilling the soil will kill the Fungi and the plants will have a harder time to grow. Wanna hear a joke? Who does “Myco” call to get some jokes? Fungi. Ha ha ha that’s a good one.

The end hope you enjoyed!

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More Baby Goats!


Hello! Last night I got to more new baby goats!

Their father is Edward.

Here are the baby’s and their mom! They are both girls. We will need names for the mom and the baby’s as the mom’s current name is Goat Who Keeps Jumping The Fence and I think that is a too long name.

Can’t wait to see what names you come up with that’s it!

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The Dalew Farms Animal Quiz!


Here is the link hope you enjoy!

That’s it!

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Animal Search!


Hello! So today since we aren’t that busy I want to do an animal search where I will put pictures and you have to find the animal or thing I tell you to find!

Can you find our guard dog?

This is Stella

can you find Stella in the next picture?

That’s it if you want more animal searches just comment on any post and make a request!

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What Would be the Best Stockers To Add To Our Herd?


Hello! Today I will be writing about some stockers my dad could use to add to our herd since we still need to expand our herd since we are selling tons of meat. So to determine this I will make a top 3 list with three reasons why this group of cows every heading.

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https://www.kijiji.ca/v-livestock/trenton-on/hereford-females/1487920982?undefined

Here are my three resons

1 Hereford is the best meat breed of all time.

2 Herefords have the stocky legs we want.

3 It would be good to keep some of them if they look like good parents.

2

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-livestock/stratford-on/speckle-park-for-sale/1489241370?undefined

1 Speckle Parks are very Similar to Red Angus the only difference is that they can be any color in any pattern.

2 Speckle Parks have stocky legs.

3 Speckle Parks are a great meat breed.

3

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-livestock/belleville/bred-heifers/1488028889?undefined

1 Hereford Red Angus Crosses are the ultimate cross in my opinion.

2 Hereford and Red Angus have both stocky legs.

3 Hereford and Red Angus can get pretty fat pretty quick when they are on grass which makes them pretty good for what we want!

And that’s the end of this essay!

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We Got 127 Chicks!!!


Hello today we went to the Co-op to get our order of 100 chicks ten Azure blue’s and 90 Rhode Island Reds and instead we got 11 Azure Blues and 116 Rhode Island Red’s. The yellow chicks are the Azur Blue’s and the Red ones are the Rhode Island Red chicks. They are under a heat lamp so you can’t really see their colors.

And that’s it!

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Educational Night


Hello! Last night my family and I went for a walk on one of the fields we are renting to see how our rye and winter pea mix was doing.

Although it looks like this field’s crop from last year wasn’t harvested it actually was. The dead stuff is the residue which will collapse onto the soil then the worms and mycorrhizae fungi will eat it then that one single plant can help 2 more plants. Do you see the little green things? Those are this years crop of rye and winter peas which both can survive the winter and most of the plants survived.

Now you must be wondering what mycorrhizae fungi is. Well mycorrhizae fungi is a type of fungi that is microscopic and so there is millions in our soils but then if you compare it to some conventional farmers fields you must be wondering where is the mycorrhizae fungi? Well we do no tillage and some farmers will till and plow their fields every year. No till is when we don’t plow or till a field even though we have all sorts of tillage equipment we only use it if necessary or if we are leveling out a field or renovating fields that were abandoned. Here is a picture of mycorrhizae fungi!

The mycorrhizae fungi is also known as the Funguy for a joke.

We also checked on our new ditch we had a tilling crue did for us.

I then went to our friend Jordans hunting stand to take a picture of the biggest oak tree I’ve ever seen close to where I live.

On the way back to the truck Emma was bugging me because she thought this was a good picture.

Then we found the remains of a giant tillage Radish a Moose or Deer had nibbled on.

When we got home we went to put the chickens inside the chicken trailer and then little innocent Max wanted some attention even though it was dark and hard to see.

Here is a video of the hens coming out of the chicken trailer.

Also we found an NHL licensed Chicago Blackhawks puck in our toy shed!

And this is what we did at the end of the day. I’m the tallest kid with the hat.

And that’s what we did for this field trip!

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Our Tracotrs!


Hello! Today I am going to write about all of our tractors on the farm!

So here is our smallest tractor!

Kubota M680
Kubota M9540 (small tractor Pulling the big tractor).
Kubota M110
Massey Ferguson 550 combine
John Deere 800 swather
Kubota T1570

Here are some more good tractor pics

I took this picture from our friend Jordan’s deer stand

And that’s it!

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We got more Baby Goats!!!


Saturday and friday where pretty hectic as we got three new baby goat in 2 days!!

Here is a pictures of both sets of babies parents.

Edward!

Here is the first two twins that were born on friday: also the one with less brown on it’s head will need a name.

and here is a picture of their mom! Who will need a name two!

Now here is our third baby: we will be looking for names for the baby and the mom on this one. The moms current name is #51 her ear tag name but you can give me ideas for names for her two since she does not have a proper name!

Here is a picture of her dad Edward:

And that’s it! If you have any name ideas please comment below!

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Goodbye Winter


Sadly winter is leaving here in Ontario. Recently me and the rest of the family went out to the bush and had a fire and played.

When got to the bush we found a moose antler that came from a 14 year old moose!

I was still digging out the antler then and when we got that much dug out I new it was 9 years old or older.

After dad found the antler and I dug the antler out me and Emma when exploring in the bush and I seen 3 squirrels and 2 chipmunks. Not too long after that I seen a white Rabbit then I went exploring more than I found moose turds a calf’s yesterday washroom break the average moose calves turds are about 1 inch long and 1 inch wide, the average cow moose turd is a inch and a half wide and long, also the average Bull moose turd is 2 inches. Now I have one antler plus a whole set of antlers.

Then on the way back home to do chores I got to go GT-ing, GT-ing is when mom, dad or someone else pulls a GT behind the snowmobile and since the snow was sticky the snow was flying of the snowmobiles track and into my four wheeling goggles. Once we were going up a hill then when mom was going to descend the hill she gunned it and the GT slipped right out of my hands!

Then after mom was going in circles very fast and my goggles got so full of snow I could not see then she finally got me of the GT after 30 minutes and this wipeout was my first of the year and the GT sliding out of my hand counts as me getting off, not wiping out or falling of so that is why it did not count.

As winter continues to melt the snow our driveway is getting very icy and we have a mini lake in the backyard.

That same day I revealed the name of our new baby goat. Her name is….. Drum roll please ….. Daisy!!! I really liked the name, it’s a keeper thank you Sarah and Kristin the next kid/baby goat that is a girl will be named Stella!

So that’s the end of this post!