Second crop of hay has already been cut

By Tyler Trieflaff

Notes from the Chief

Apparently, now I’m not funny enough. I caught some grief from another fan last week. I’ve been doing pretty well getting something out each week, just not as humorous as I could be. I’m sure a lot of you maybe feel the same way, so I will try to do better. I’m also sure that many of you are enjoying the continuing education of the farm life we are living.

We cut most of the second crop that we are going to do. Much of the grass does not come back for the second cutting due to the sandy soil. The alfalfa does nicely when it is thick enough, otherwise it can be pretty sparse too.  

We are over 900 bales with another 100 or so to go. Hopefully, by the time you read this we will have most of the hay baled and home. The pastures are still looking very lush and the rains have been falling at the perfect time. Now we need the rain so the corn will fill out the cobs. The corn is tasseling and the silk for the cobs is ready to be pollinated. We don’t know exactly how much we will chop for silage versus combining for corn grain. That will be determined when we decide how we want to feed the calves and cows this fall and winter.  

I will try to work on my funnies for next time. Have a good week.

Friday, July 15

12:48 p.m. Report of possible harassment between neighbors/tenants. Officer talked with the complainant and told them it was more of a landlord issue.

3:05 p.m. Report of a large bolt sticking up at a railroad crossing. Officer pulled one bolt out and stepped another one down.

4:59 p.m. Report of a domestic/disturbance at an apartment. Tenant denied anything going on.

Saturday, July 16

12:05 a.m. Assist with a domestic at Acorn Lake Trailer Park.

3:20 a.m. Vehicle unlock. 

3:33 p.m. Report of a domestic between a female and male. Situation was diffused by officer.

4:52 p.m. Assist another officer who locked her keys in her squad car.

5:39 p.m. Assist with a traffic stop on US Hwy 10.

9:36 p.m. Officer found 3 boys out past curfew.  Warning given.

11:41 p.m. Assist Otter Tail County deputy by talking with a vehicle owner who lives in town.

Sunday, July 17

4:15 p.m. Assist State Trooper on US Hwy 10. Frazee officer gave a ride to a 12-year-old after their dad was hooked for DWI.

4:26 p.m. Male reporting a vehicle stolen that was not returned. Complainant made contact with the borrower to arrange return of the vehicle before officer made contact.

4:56 p.m. Female reporting a domestic assault. Officer and deputy determined that the female fabricated the story just to get a ride to Detroit Lakes.

5:38 p.m. Civil standby while parents exchanged kids.

11:25 p.m. Motorist assist on St Hwy 87. Some 19 something females from Fargo were trying to find some Amish. Officer told them to drive east and look for the yard lights and they should find them.

Monday, July 18

5:02 p.m. Report of a dog on the side of the road on E Main. Pet owner claimed the dog. Warning for dog-at-large. 

Wednesday, July 20

6:20 p.m. Officer found a youngin’ riding a minibike in the Red Willow area. Officer told the little guy that the electric bike was not street legal.

6:41 p.m. Civil paper served.

Thursday, July 21

2:57 p.m. Report of teenagers vandalizing a vacant trailer home. Teenage boy admitted to shooting paintballs in the house but the windows were already broken. Landlord contacted to see what route we will take with the vandals.

10:01 p.m. Disturbance between a male and female. Officer horse whisperered the situation again.