2020-Kentucky-Spring

Discussion in 'Kentucky' started by morelseeeker, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. morelseeeker

    morelseeeker Morel Connoisseur

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    Let's start with this Kentucky thread for the great year opening up to us all!
     
  2. Dfiggy28

    Dfiggy28 Morel Enthusiast

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    I'm game. Where region are you in? If I may ask. I'm in Northeastern KY.
     

  3. Dfiggy28

    Dfiggy28 Morel Enthusiast

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    What region. Sorry.
     
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  4. Brandon.g

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    I didn't find a single morel in any of my spots last season :-( Hopefully it will be a better year this time around :)
     
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  5. Dfiggy28

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    I just got in from a hike. The only thing I noticed was some honeysuckle was turning green. No Redbud action yet.
     
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  6. Dfiggy28

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    I did find these 0223201759.jpg 0223201759a.jpg 0223201759.jpg 0223201759.jpg
     
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  7. Dfiggy28

    Dfiggy28 Morel Enthusiast

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    Sorry for the duplicates. I'm new at thus.
     
  8. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Excellent Good to See Yall Getn goin..
    @morelseeeker i assume you have handled some Tobaca before...
    and How bout anyone else down there?
    do any of Yall Know a Damm thing about Tobaca ?
     
  9. rick

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    Used to have a tobaca base on my farm until the government buyout.
     
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    Did some trail clearing on my Hart county farm today and couldn’t resist the temptation to check on 2 of my early producing black patches. Nothing big enough to see in the leaf litter so I backed out after a few minutes. Will check again after this week’s rains.
     
  11. Dfiggy28

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    Oh yeah. Cut, hang and strip. Hahaha. Don't miss it.
     
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  12. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    yep..Tobaca..was a Huge part of my life as a younger Man.. from my teen years up t bout 33 years old..
    Raised 30 acre every year..
    i know how to Handle it..all the way to Top Dollar on the Floor Every Time.
    it was a big choice to let it all go..
    when ya know so much about it and Love it and Lived it..side by side with family and friends.. it was hard work and Good work.. an Amazing Enjoyable Life
     
  13. Dfiggy28

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    I really hated the stripping of tobacco it was a nasty job being in a stripping room with hardly any heat so the tobacco wouldn’t go out of case and back in the day before bailing you tied it in hands . I wish dirty jobs had been around back then mid seventies would made a good episode.
     
  15. rick

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    One Saturday when I was a Senior in high school I went from my cross country meet straight to the barn to hang tobacco. My mom was so mad at me for ruining my sweats that day. Coach wasn’t to happy either!
     
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  16. Dfiggy28

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    You ever get green tobacco sickenss? Not fun.
     
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  17. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes @Pongo805 and Everyone
    the Reality of Real People Respect and Ethics, Real Friends that would work as hard and fast as possible, Right beside you thru Early morning dew till stoppn for lunch, prepared by a wife that was also working all morning but stopped at 10:00am to have a table full by Noon, of all Homemade Beans, cornbread, rip tomato ketchup. Green beans, cabbage, porkchops, mountain oysters, Roast potato & carrots ..
    Giant glasses of Sweet tea.
    fresh outa the oven...
    Coconut cream pie 5" tall
    and thats the short list there was more and more Every day Every day..
    Then Everyone Right back at till the sun would drop..or work on into the night a bit
    Never letting up never slowing down.
    Always leaning forward faster faster
    handling and calling every plant or leaf and every move you made perfectly handled
    Usually sleep pretty good after that ..
    then back up at 6:00am to do it again
    damm right it was hard and good.
    but still the best life, it was Great
    Seldom do you meet anyone now a dayz
    that has any real understanding of what really Honest hard work is..
    Thank You to Everyone for talking about Tobaca with me..
    Thank You
     
  18. Dfiggy28

    Dfiggy28 Morel Enthusiast

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    Well said Wade
     
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  19. Taylor Clayton

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    Found two in LaRue county today. Tried to post pics but couldn’t. Real small didn’t pick either.
     
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  20. Dfiggy28

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    Alright! The upcoming rain should help I hope.
     
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