2019-04-30 This was my first time playing midwest horizon which was released already few days ago. I had just attempted to take a break from PMC Iowa Garden City 8km "start from zero" career only like a day ago, but now I'm back in FS19 heh, oh well.
Took an harvest contract for F104, 4.8ha. It pays 7.7k minus the borrowed vehicle prices, but it was the only one available and honestly I didnt feel like doing much larger field right from the start.
0620 started harvesting F104. Did courseplay course, really not in the mood to drive manually.
0741 finished harvesting F104, still need to haul grain into silo to complete the contract.
0748 unloaded trailer to horizon coop, contract finished and I got money from the grain, budget now 17,587 heh my first money ;)
0801 sold remaining grain from the harvest for 4,200 then collected contract reward, 6,854 and budget now 28,642.
0803 accepted fertilizing contract F48, 5.3ha. With borrowed vehicles.
0811 started fertilizing F48, contract.
0822 finished fertilizing F48
0824 collected contract reward, 9,469 and budget now 32,352.
0826 leased bredal k165 with extension and spreading discs for initial cost 3,876 and 1,596 per hour fee.
0827 leased new holland t6 with narrow tires for initial cost 5,253 and 2,163 per hour fee.
0829 accepted all fertilizing contracts there was.
0836 started fertilizing F21, contract.
0845 finished fertilizing F21, collected contract reward 11,071.
0847 started fertilizing F90, contract.
0852 finished fertilizing F90, collected contract reward 7,280.
0854 started fertilizing F88, contract.
0920 finished fertilizing F88, collected contract reward 7,331. Took a while as I helped Roozsta to test john deere 220 disc :)
0925 started fertilizing F10, contract.
0943 finished fertilizing F10, collected contract reward 21,848.
0953 started fertilizing F53, contract.
1012 finished fertilizing F53, collected contract reward 16,082.
1015 started fertilizing F123, contract.
1023 finished fertilizing F123, collected contract reward 9,460.
1031 started fertilizing F118, contract.
1100 finished fertilizing F118, collected contract reward 29,595.
1108 returned leased fertilizing vehicles. Budget now 89,573 which is pretty nice but nowhere near where I could start to buy my own vehicles.
Finished this first test in Midwest Horizons, the few locations I saw looked nice. In this start from zero career made a bit money but nowhere near to start thinking about buying own vehicles, it was literally a first stab at it. More tomorrow, I think.
1827 Back at PMC Gaming, firing up FS19, time for some Midwest Horizons.
It was in-game time 1245hrs and only one very small reward fertilizing contract, so time to time accelerate and see what new contracts I get next. So time accelerated a bit then came night and fastnight mod took over and fast forwarded to 0700hrs the next morning. Still no fertilizer contracts, one appeared of 27k reward but its borderline not worth it as if I lease vehicle and do only this one contract it progresses me very little in this career, I need at least 5+ contracts stacked in order to make a real progress.
1856 Had a lunch break while game was running real time, no new contracts, well any that would pay me anything, those harvest and cultivating contracts are just waste of time when I dont have proper vehicles.
Time accelerated in 2hrs increments until the next evening begun at in-game 1930hrs, I let fast night do its thing and then we were in 0700hrs in the morning. Contracts did not change much over night, few more cultivating ones got added, ugh. Then tried to even restart the game just to check if it would refresh the contracts somehow (like the leftover contracts on the list which disappear upon accept), but no dice, guess the contracts are saved in missions.xml file and no restart will change that.
More time acceleration and the next night was reached, fastnight did its thing. In-game morning still no fertilizer contracts, sigh, how long will this take heh. Time accelerated to in-game 1200hrs and still nothing.
2007 Had some IRC stuff in between here. Now lets continue farming. Time accelerated in-game 1606hrs and it started raining, still no fertilizing contracts, uuh.
I'm now again paranoid thinking that could the x600 time acceleration mess up the field stage changes somehow that they are skipped. I mean it shouldn't because I only hop forward in 2hrs increments, but yeah dunno. I know that if you used the crazy x9000 or whatever the one crazy fast forward mod did it caused the crop growth to halt / skip completely during the time acceleration.
2014 Time accelerated past in-game midnight again, next day is here, still no fertilizing contracts. There was some new seeding ones so contracts do seem to update with x600 time scale.
2029 Time accelerated past in-game midnight, again for the how many times is this now and still no fertilizing contracts... man, the x600 must be skipping crop growth stages as its just not possible to have any fert contracts over like what three days period, that just doesnt happen. OK, I'm going back to x120 time scale.
After switching to x120 time scale I got first spraying contract in no time, so yeah must be that x600 being too fast for FS19 engine to handle regarding crop growth stage switching.
2034 In-game time 0820hrs first fertilizing contract appeared, finally! Yes x600 definitely is too fast for FS19 engine, I'll stop using it now, I've already known that you should not use such speeds unless just skipping through the night, not even then if you can avoid it.
2036 Accepted two fertilizing contracts for F04 and F12. Leased another bredal k165 solid fertilizer spreader and tractor.
2042 started fertilizing F04, contract.
2106 finished fertilizing F04, collected contract reward 34,242.
2108 started fertilizing F12, contract.
2117 finished fertilizing F12, collected contract reward 15,898.
Budget now 125.9k and no fertilizing contracts in the menu, so I'm going to return the leased vehicles that they wont burn away all my money.
2128 After x120 time accelerating to in-game 1705hrs new fertilizing contract appeared, it was 30k so quite nice but I'd still want at least one more before I bother to lease vehicles again. Its not cheap leasing and still dont have enough to by my first own tractor + spreader.
Soon after got another fertilizing contract but it was lousy 2k reward so not worth my time. Then night time in-game arrived and I let fastnight do its thing on x300 time acceleration that hopefully is not too fast for FS19 engine. At in-game 0700hrs there was two new contracts but ironically overnight the 30k one had disappeared and the new ones didnt even sum up to that heh, oh well.
I must say in this career there has been a lot of time acceleration going on.
2142 In-game 1633hrs got fertilizing contract for 30k, now I'm going to take it so I dont miss out once again. And when I ALT-TABbed back to game there was massive 127k reward one appeared as well, wow nice over one hundred and fifty grand worth of contracts, ayeah lets get to work :)
2144 Leased another bredal k165 solid fertilizer spreader and tractor.
2152 started fertilizing F64, contract.
2212 finished fertilizing F64, collected contract reward 30,766.
2224 started fertilizing F108, contract. Courseplay duration 1h 17min, heh.
2344 finished fertilizing F108, collected contract reward 127,677. At the same time F64 fertilizing contract came available, again, odd? I'll take the 30k :)
2350 started fertilizing F64, contract.
2019-05-01T0012 finished fertilizing F64, collected contract reward 30,766.
May 2019 started, whee ;)
When doing these last two fields I was already planning on how to start my farm, checked out the cheapest and most suitable land lots near the vehicle shop and crop sale point in SE corner. Vehicles are the problematic part as they cost so much when you count all of them and there is really no cheapo option to get in the start, I mean I'm done with the cheapest vehicles like 2m plows/seeders and 4m harvester headers, no thank you I want some capability on my vehicles. Yes yes I know this is what start from zero is all about, but I am not going to spend another six (6) hours harvesting with some piece of junk combine, been there done that and wasted the time that I'm never going to get back heh.
0021 Drove to vehicle shop, unloaded bredal and then returned the leased vehicles. Budget now 278.4k
0044 Took one fertilizing contract, then in-game night time came, fastforward to 0700hrs and luckily the field was still not fertilized and I had the contract.
- bredal k165 with extension and spreading discs 76k - new holland t6 with engine upgrade 127k === 203k
0045 Purchased the above setup so I'm ready for some fertilizing contracts.
0052 started fertilizing F83, contract. First time with my own vehicle ;)
0106 finished fertilizing F83, collected contract reward 21,703. Budget now 81.8k
0126 After some time acceleration one lousy fertilizing contract came along.
0129 started fertilizing F88, contract.
0136 finished fertilizing F88, collected contract reward 7,956. "whohoo.."
0145 Got new fertilizing contract.
0147 started fertilizing F30, contract.
0214 finished fertilizing F30, collected contract reward 26,492.
0217 After in-game midnight there was forecasted rain coming. Two new fertilizing contracts, not paying too much but I'll take them.
0220 started fertilizing F43, contract.
0225 finished fertilizing F43, collected contract reward 4,557.
0233 started fertilizing F03, contract.
0245 finished fertilizing F03, collected contract reward 12,873.
0247 started fertilizing F04, contract.
0311 finished fertilizing F04, collected contract reward 34,242.
0312 In-game time 0610hrs it started to rain.
0320 started fertilizing F40, contract.
0331 finished fertilizing F40, collected contract reward 12,823.
0344 started fertilizing F78, contract.
0408 finished fertilizing F78, collected contract reward 39,257.
0418 started fertilizing F107, contract.
0427 finished fertilizing F107, collected contract reward 11,625.
0429 In-game time 1730hrs rain stopped.
0434 started fertilizing F94, contract.
0449 finished fertilizing F94, collected contract reward 22,548.
0501 started fertilizing F75, contract.
0521 finished fertilizing F75, collected contract reward 24,823.
0535 started fertilizing F62, contract. Had to record field_edge course to this one as the field itself is not working in courseplay.
0640 finished fertilizing F62, collected contract reward 81,318. Budget now 359k
0643 started fertilizing F72, contract.
0657 finished fertilizing F72, collected contract reward 13,872.
0706 started fertilizing F21, contract.
0715 finished fertilizing F21, collected contract reward 11,071.
Budget now 353.2k that is pretty nice amount of money, but unfortunately still not enough for even the most medicore starter vehicles where you dont have to suffer from the utterly useless vehicle performances anymore. I recall from my other start from zero career that it was more like well over half a million what you need to spend.
Dunno if leasing the good equipment for quick cultivating/seeding and then harvesting would be reasonable to get farm jump started.
0738 started fertilizing F81, contract.
0810 finished fertilizing F81, collected contract reward 55,339.
0832 Called it a night, was somewhat tired and again the game-play progress was in a kind of stalled state.
2019-05-06T0420 Long story short I deleted all my real world data terrains and was really disappointed / frustrated, I wanted to relax so thought about playing some FS19 and my only option with my terrains now being deleted is Midwest Horizons. So, lets continue.
Decided to get this career rolling and buying my first own field and minimum vehicles. I even considered taking out a loan which goes against the very core of what start from zero is about, but luckily at last minute decided against it.
- seeder 180hp vaderstad rapid a 600s 76k - harvester rostelmash 4.5k liter with guidance steering 120k - header 5m rostselmash powerstream500 32k - trailer trans-space 8000 31k liter 35k - land lot with F80 133.1k === 396.1k
0453 Purchased the above setup, budget now 5.9k. Heh not leave much for purchasing seed hehe. F80 is growing sugar beets so they will be cultivated under.
0500 Started seeding canola F80, over the growing sugar beets hehe
0511 Canola market price 2121 and decreasing
0553 Finished seeding canola F80
0556 Started fertilizing F80
0605 Finished fertilizing F80
0614 Started fertilizing F80
0622 Finished fertilizing F80
0624 Accepted contract for fertilizing F23, 13.4ha.
0628 Started fertilizing F23, contract.
0646 Finished fertilizing F23, contract, collected contract reward 26.6k
0650 Leased deltis 1302 mta3 sprayer for 630 per hour, 300 per day and 1.5k initial cost
0656 Started spraying F80
0714 Finished spraying F80
Fast forwarded through the night (x120 scale), then restarted FS19 to upgrade into new build of courseplay.
0753 Started harvesting canola F80. Courseplay duration 1h 24min, damn that 5m header heh.
0901 Sold canola in cooper farms grain for ?k
0945 Finished harvesting canola F80
1003 Sold canola in cooper farms grain for 59.8k, budget now 145.2k
1012 Started fertilizing F80
1021 Finished fertilizing F80
1024 Started lime spreading F80
1040 Finished lime spreading F80
1044 Started fertilizing F80
1052 Finished fertilizing F80
1054 Started seeding canola F80
1138 Finished seeding canola F80
1141 Accepted contract for fertilizing F16, F119, F12, F28, F41
1200 Started fertilizing F119, contract.
1252 Finished fertilizing F119, contract, collected contract reward 61.3k. Did mapUS sample terrain (weight images) while this was running :)
1256 Started fertilizing F41, contract. Courseplay duration 1h 7min, oh my... guess I'm going back to edit mapUS sample terrain hehe
1336 Finished fertilizing F41, contract, collected contract reward 47.2k.
1337 Shut down FS19, pretty tired and wasn't into playing for today anymore.
2019-05-07T0027 Back at PMC Gaming, farming continues. Started fertilizing F28, contract.
0029 Finished fertilizing F28, contract, collected contract reward 3.2k.
0033 Started fertilizing F16, contract.
0038 Finished fertilizing F16, contract, collected contract reward 6.2k.
0039 Started fertilizing F12, contract.
0048 Finished fertilizing F12, contract, collected contract reward 15.8k.
Budget now 267.3k quite nice boost by doing these few fertilizing contracts. Now I could buy more land but first things first, F80 needs weed spraying so I'm going to buy my own cheapo spraying system.
- sprayer tank kuhn pf 1500 1.5k liter 8k - sprayer 12m kuhn deltis 1302 mta3 1.3k liter 30k === 38k
0054 Purchased the above sprayer setup.
0057 Started spraying F80
0115 Finished spraying F80
0123 Canola was growing in F80 and all I could do is wait for harvest time, so time acceleration until we get there (or have more fertilizing contracts).
BTW I installed gimp v2.10.10 back to PMC Gaming computer even though I want to keep PMC DevSurf editing separate from my gaming activities. Did this because running those long courseplay tasks is ideal time to ALT-TAB into gimp and edit some terrain files, like tonight I'm editing PMC North Dakota Greendale 4km cultivator_density image.
Also I need to take screenshots for this website of all my terrains FS19 in-game mapview screens for field numbers and states, plus some generic 3D landscape shots too, I cant do this as Gaming computer has no tool to even capture stuff (no I wont be using FS19 in-game screenshot key feature).
0213 In-game 1430hrs it started to rain. Looking at the field state the rain probably will be over by the time crop is ready for harvest.
0230 In-game 2030hrs my canola was ready to harvest but it was still raining.
0234 In-game 0327hrs rain stopped, lets harvest this canola shall we.
0235 Started harvesting canola F80
0246 As soon as I start harvesting two fertilizer contracts appear, how typical.
0345 Grain trailer was full but price of canola is very poor 1730 and I have no farm silo to store my stuff.
0347 Purchased small farm silo 100k liter placeable for 110k
Now that I got the first farm silo, I'm hoping this wont turn into endless wait for canola market price to increase, like what happened in my start from scratch FS17 cornbelt career where I waited literally days in real time for prices to increase heh.
0427 Finished harvesting canola F80
0437 Started fertilizing F80
0445 Finished fertilizing F80
0447 Started seeding soybeans F80
Decided to seed soybeans so I wont run out of space in the tiny farm silo right away, especially if I have to do yet another harvest after this one.
0535 Finished seeding soybeans F80
0536 Started fertilizing F80
0544 Finished fertilizing F80
0546 Took a small break to test out Hankinson, North Dakota 4km terrain.
1002 Well that break turned out to be a bit longer, joined someone else to play MP for few hours :)
1003 Fired FS19 back up, lets continue farming, well err, in my own savegame in singleplayer heh.
1008 Started fertilizing F02, contract.
1014 Finished fertilizing F02, contract, collected contract reward 9.5k.
1018 Started fertilizing F06, contract.
1030 Finished fertilizing F06, contract, collected contract reward 17.5k.
1034 Started fertilizing F07, contract.
1048 Finished fertilizing F07, contract, collected contract reward 18.2k.
1050 Started fertilizing F05, contract.
1052 Finished fertilizing F05, contract, collected contract reward 5.2k.
Budget now 160.7k so I could have bought one of the close by fields, but decided to do this harvest and then make new purchases. Hopefully by that time I already have some fertilizing contracts done as well.
1059 Started spraying F80
1114 Finished spraying F80
1140 Time accelerated until in-game 0540hrs when two things happened simultaneously; it started to rain and my soybean crop got ready to harvest haha
1156 In-game time 1005hrs I noticed that market price for canola was 2458! whoa, lets go sell! heh
1159 Sold canola in horizion coop for 76.1k
1202 Sold canola in horizion coop for 73.1k
1209 In-game 1724hrs it stopped raining, lets harvest some soybeans, yeah! Started harvesting soybeans F80. Courseplay duration 1h 25min.
1340 Finished harvesting soybeans F80
This soybean harvest got me 47,721 liters where canola brought in 60k liters. Much nicer yield in canola and its at good day almost at same sale price so yeah definitely keep seeding canola for now. Soybean market price was 2361 in cooper farms grain, so I sent tractor grain trailer there to sell using courseplay.
1350 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 73.1k
1405 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 39.4k
Budget now 410.3k which is pretty nice amount indeed. The combine of mine is pretty bad with 5m header, the next step up would be John Deere T560 with 7.6m header but I think overall I need more fields as my fertilizing, spraying and even seeding capability is mostly fine.
1412 Started fertilizing F80
1420 Finished fertilizing F80
1424 Started seeding canola F80
1513 Finished seeding canola F80
1514 Started fertilizing F80
1523 Finished fertilizing F80
1532 Was dead tired so time to shut down FS19 and get some shut eye, hopefully get to have busy day tomorrow editing, playing MP and then continuing this Start From Zero career as well.
2019-05-08T0449 Back at PMC Gaming, FS19 fired up, lets continue farming.
Canola is growing, its in-game 2345hrs so lets time accelerate until something happens.
0452 Weeds grew on the field, lets get those killed off.
? Started spraying F80
0512 Finished spraying F80
0542 Started fertilizing F69, contract.
0607 Finished fertilizing F69, contract, collected contract reward 30.2k.
0612 Started fertilizing F39, contract.
0621 Finished fertilizing F39, contract, collected contract reward 12.1k.
0625 Started fertilizing F66, contract.
0959 Back in my own FS19, midwest horizons, lets continue fertilizing F66
1004 Finished fertilizing F66, contract, collected contract reward 22.3k.
Budget now 474.1k nice. I think its land purchasing time. Decided to purchase land lot which has F04 but right now its cultivated state so I'm going to play the market game and wait until its seeded, just hopefully its some good crop and not crap like potatoes or something which I wont touch. So time acceleration and waiting, in-game time now 1616hrs. Well in-game 1834hrs it got seeded, you guessed it, cotton. Sigh heh.
1041 Purchased land lot which has F04 for 358.4k
1045 Started seeding canola F04. Courseplay duration 1h 59min yikes! Heh this vaderstad 6m seeder :)
1046 Purchased land lot which has F05 for 55.2k
1316 Finished seeding canola F04
1318 Started seeding canola F05
1336 Finished seeding canola F05
1346 Started spraying F04
? Purchased GPS for my tractor 15k
1432 Finished spraying F04
1439 Started fertilizing F04
1504 Finished fertilizing F04
1509 Started fertilizing F05
1515 Finished fertilizing F05
1519 Was pretty tired, felt like I could play some more but I have probably been up more than 15hrs so better to call it a night here, more farming tomorrow.
2019-05-09T1124 Finally started FS19 up, lets continue.
1125 Started harvesting canola F80
1310 Finished harvesting canola F80
Yield for F80 canola was 60,969 liters. Market price was 2414 in horizon coop and decreasing so decided to go sell right away.
1323 Sold canola in horizon coop for 74.8k
1326 Sold canola in horizon coop for 72.2k
1329 Started fertilizing F80
1337 Finished fertilizing F80
1341 Started lime spreading F80
1355 Finished lime spreading F80
1357 Started fertilizing F80
1406 Finished fertilizing F80
1409 Started fertilizing F36, contract.
1432 Finished fertilizing F36, contract, collected contract reward 24.9k.
1444 Started seeding canola F80. Courseplay duration 44min.
1531 Finished seeding canola F80
1533 Started spraying F80
1605 Finished spraying F80
1612 Started spraying F04
1630 Finished spraying F04
1631 Started spraying F05
1640 Finished spraying F05
1645 Started fertilizing F04
1732 Finished fertilizing F04
1737 Started fertilizing F05
1745 Finished fertilizing F05
1751 Started fertilizing F11, contract.
1817 Finished fertilizing F11, contract, collected contract reward 35.8k.
1820 Was really tired so shut down FS19 for tonight, we continue later.
2019-05-10T1203 Fired up FS19 with midwest horizon, lets continue farming.
1228 Sold harvester rostselmash 330 for 71k and header powerstream500 for 18.9k
1230 Purchased header john deere 7.6m 625x for 49.5k
1235 Started fertilizing F03, contract.
1248 Finished fertilizing F03, contract, collected contract reward 12.8k.
1254 Started fertilizing F93, contract.
1303 Finished fertilizing F93, contract, collected contract reward 13.3k.
1314 Started fertilizing F99, contract.
1336 Finished fertilizing F99, contract, collected contract reward 32.6k.
1337 Started fertilizing F32, contract.
1346 Finished fertilizing F32, contract, collected contract reward 11.3k.
1349 Started fertilizing F17, contract.
1402 Finished fertilizing F17, contract, collected contract reward 11.1k.
1405 Purchased harvester john deere t560 with gps 300k, budget now 31.6k
Harvester upgrade is here. Hopefully with this 7.6m header we can manage to start make money more easier that F80 harvesting dont take 1h 25min anymore, also the new F04 is quite large which definitely take some time to knock out. Looking forward to this next harvest with my new combine.
1427 Started harvesting canola F80. Courseplay duration 56min, okay so shaved off just about half an hour of the harvest time, guess its okay start.
1532 Finished harvesting canola F80.
On this harvest got total of 61,498 liters canola out of F80.
1536 Started harvesting canola F04. Courseplay duration after headland and first row done 2h 15min (yeah forgot to check at start).
1639 Sold canola in horizon coop for 61k, farm small silo was full so had to sell, I'm glad the price was pretty decent at least.
1716 Sold canola in horizon coop for 62.1k
1735 Had been up 16hrs and most of it playing FS19 so it was time to call it a night.
2019-05-11T1208 Time to fire up midwest horizon and continue start from zero career :)
I decided that from tomorrow on I'll continue editing full time and leave playing as secondary only when I get so tired of editing for the current day that I want to relax a bit by playing. Basically what I want to do is to edit like one week straight 16hrs day full intensity (more details from PMC Terrains page) and stop wasting time by playing.
This means that midwest horizon start from zero story will be on hold for unknown amount of time. My plan is to edit my own terrain to playable level, not sure which one it will be most likely PMC North Dakota Greendale 4km which in big picture was my first terrain (its complicated). I want to start career in my own terrain which will continue until end of times. Its always better feeling to play on your own terrain. Also in the early parts of development you are doing game-play testing.
So todays midwest horizon start from zero will be my last for now, but I will play until my eyes wont stay open anymore. Interesting to see how much progress I can make, not much in the big picture but still hopefully can buy new land or maybe upgrade my vehicle fleet a bit. We'll see.
1223 Sold canola in horizon coop for 62.5k
1248 Sold canola in horizon coop for 62.7k
1320 Finished harvesting canola F04
1321 Sold canola in horizon coop for 62.9k
1325 Started harvesting canola F05
1326 Sold canola in horizon coop for 13.2k
1357 Finished harvesting canola F05
Between 1400hrs and 1429hrs I had some chow, the last time I checked canola price was 2033 and increasing, after done eating at 1429hrs the price had plummeted to mere 1745... oh wow, how many thousands did I lose during chow... man that sucks. FS19 really has some stupid market price stuff, I had no time acceleration and nothing going on, just waited 29min and poof market price goes to dogs. Beautiful.
1431 Sold canola in horizon coop for 51.5k, budget now 406.5k
1435 Sold vaderstad rapid a 600s seeder for 52.2k
- tractor massey ferguson 7726 with gps and twin wheels 232k - seeder 9m pronto 9 dc 104k === 335k
1437 Purchased the above setup.
1438 Started fertilizing F80
1447 Finished fertilizing F80
1448 Started seeding canola F80. Courseplay duration 29min so about 15min shaved off from the previous seeders time.
1452 Started fertilizing F04
1520 Finished fertilizing F04
? Started fertilizing F05
1526 Finished fertilizing F05
1531 Started fertilizing F80
1532 Finished seeding canola F80
1544 Started seeding canola F04. Courseplay duration 1h 50min, oh wow heh.
1541 Finished fertilizing F80
1721 Finished seeding canola F04
1723 Started seeding canola F05
1739 Finished seeding canola F05. Started fertilizing F04
1807 Finished fertilizing F04
1808 Started fertilizing F05
1814 Finished fertilizing F05
Right after finishing F05 I shut down FS19, been up over 16hrs almost all of it playing so time to call it a night even though I'm not really tired yet. Tomorrow... well if I can stick to my plan there will be no playing, just editing. We'll see how it goes. So hopefully next entry to this midwest horizon start from zero story comes after a loong while :)
2019-10-12 I got this urge to play some very small scale farming with seasons in ravenport. Yes I know ravenport haha the joke of the community but I just wanted something familiar and very small, I have savegames in all the megalodon PMC terrains but I was not so committed to FS19 playing that I would start to spend 4hrs+ on average field work.
Downloaded Midwest Horizon v1.1 modhub.us as I was thinking that even though it is 4km so not the tiny default size, its still very nice small detailed terrain where I might get that kind of moderate tiny feeling what I was looking for in ravenport.
Basically all I want to do is very very small scale farming very relaxed just for 5-10min quick fun to drive tractor around, the exact opposite what the 16km terrain monster 500ha field work is. If I'd want to dig really deep into FS19 I would be playing in my own extremely large terrains.
I feel midwest horizon is large compared to ravenport so not what I want (I want tiny small scale quick fun), but lets think of it this way that midwest horizon is not ravenport shit and I don't have to buy all the farmlands right away or not at all.
Really difficult to explain what I mean, I made a promise to never again play in ravenport after the initial seasons test, so continuing to play there would be lame but at the same time midwest horizon size wise is right there with PMC North Dakota Greendale 4km so its not any 5-10min quick fun game-play.
My previous savegame4 is start from zero, without seasons as it was not released back then. Txzar wrote in v1.1 release that it requires new savegame. New savegame is fine but I need to definitely port over my vehicles, farmlands and money.
I was considering just deleting the start from zero and beginning a new "farm manager" mode career because I'm not sure if I want to play more than couple of minutes, hours or days.
Savegame porting for xml works: vehicles, farmland, farms and items. When you copy over environment it will fail, makes FS19 go nuts, it just doesn't work with seasons. Or perhaps you could first port the terrain only v1.0 to v1.1 savegame, only after that adding seasons porting to it, but oh well I already deleted the original environment so thats that.
Around 0605hrs started midwest horizon v1.1 with ported start from zero savegame to seasons. It was just the second field I started to work on, F04, which already gave me half an hour ETA on courseplay... THIS is what I wanted to avoid with very small scale quick fun farming... I wanted to have quick 5-10min fun, now I'm spending frigging half an hour on single field haha, oh well, thats darn farmsim for ya buddy ;)
0635 started to catch up on youtube farming videos by watching first welkers farm video I have not seen since I took a break from FS19. Man there is going to be hours of videos to watch now, oh well with FS19 courseplay running... I got nothing better to do haha ;)
0648 started to spread lime to F04, courseplay ETA 49min heh
0733 done spreading lime to F04
0735 started spreading lime to F05
0743 finished spreading lime to F05
0750 started fertilizing F05
0757 finished fertilizing F05
I must say midwest horizon doesn't give me that small scale tiny quick fun farming feeling same as ravenport, even these F04, F05 and F80 feels too large for such quick fun. Yes I know, ravenport is not proper hardcore farmsim stuff, but hey that is what I wanted so... yeah.
0758 started seeding canola to F05
0824 finished seeding canola to F05
0825 started seeding canola to F04, courseplay ETA 2h 35min... uh oh, FS19 time sink strikes back, the horror... the horror... ;)
1035 finished seeding canola to F04
1037 Decided to call it a night, too tired. Honestly not sure if I continue tomorrow, it was fun kinda now to take a break from elite exploring, but I mostly just watched welker farms videos instead of playing as courseplay did all the playing as usual hehe :)
2005 woke up, had a days first meal and now back at PMC Gaming, lets continue farming Midwest Horizons.
2008 Started seeding canola F80, courseplay ETA 29min.
But minute or two later PMC Gaming windows went haywire due electrical spike hardware glitch (long story), it did not recognize my mouse and was just weird, had to hard reset the computer.
2023 Alright started again, canola to F80, courseplay ETA 29min.
Again computer went haywire with mouse moving causing windows beep sounds and strange issues like that, I have never seen windows do that.
2110 Continuing seeding canola manually now, reset courseplay secondary action back to right mouse button. No idea if that was the issue.
? Finished seeding canola F80
2120 Started spraying herbicide to F80
2135 Finished spraying herbicide to F80
2137 Started spraying herbicide to F04, courseplay ETA 50min heh
2227 Finished spraying herbicide to F04
2228 Started spraying herbicide to F05
2235 Finished spraying herbicide to F05
01/early-spring so now all fields are fertilized, limed, seeded canola and herbicide sprayed. Now we just wait for crops to grow.
Exited FS19 to configure keyboard controls a bit due the HOTAS shuffle.
2253 Started fertilizing F80
2302 Finished fertilizing F80
2304 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 23min
Noticed that F04 and F05 has weeds in them, umm how did that happen after I herbicide sprayed all the fields?
2326 Finished fertilizing F04
2330 Started fertilizing F05
2334 Finished fertilizing F05
So NOW all the fields are fully fertilized and growing :)
Some time accelerating to get crops to grow, weeds still keep growing which I have to say is some kind of savegame porting bug, so I just have to take the weed hit for now (too lazy to weed them for second time) and this savegame should return to normal after next harvest.
01/early-summer weeds are growing, F04 is quite peppered with them. Going to wait few more days and then go spray them, I think, we'll see.
03/early-summer bored, lets go take care of the weeds (while watching youtube farming videos hehe)
2019-10-13T0142 Started spraying F80
0157 Finished spraying F80
0200 Started spraying F04, courseplay ETA 48min
0250 Finished spraying F04
0259 Started spraying F05
0308 Finished spraying F05
04/mid-summer in-game 0620hrs canola crops were ready to harvest, aayeah! :)
0325 Started harvesting canola F80, courseplay ETA 56min
0352 Sold canola for 47.8k, had to sell it directly from combine to grain trailer to sell point because my farm bin silo is full.
0425 Sold trailer full of canola but messed up the dump so it did it in two dumps, budget now 198k
0437 Finished harvesting canola F80
0439 Started harvesting canola F04
0454 Sold canola for 45.8k
0516 Sold canola for 46.8k
0554 Sold canola for 46.2k
0619 Sold canola for 45.8k
0644 Sold canola for 45.4k
0703 Sold canola for 45k
0732 Sold canola for 44.9k
This F04 is not even that big of a field yet but man has it taken HOURS to harvest it with john deere T560 combine using 7.6m header. So much time spent playing is EXACTLY what I wanted to avoid in the first place, all I wanted was 5-10min quick fun... well this is not quick, I started to harvest this field on 0439hrs and still three hours later I'm going it. Oh wow is this that you call a quick fun?
0752 Sold canola for 44.5k
0756 Finished harvesting canola F04
0757 Started harvesting canola F05
0823 Sold canola for 44.5k
0829 Finished harvesting canola F05
0832 Sold canola for 12.2k
Budget now 619.4k quite nice.
My quick 5-10min fun has turned into couple of full days of playing (almost), so I've had my fun now, I can already see the horror that time sink game-play style approaching, I cannot get back into wasting my time playing like that, I just cant. So I'm not going to rage quit but will park the vehicles, save game and exit nicely, then backup savegame files. After that I'm done playing FS19 again, I cant waste my time, sorry.
0839 Repaired combine and header, budget now 617.5k. Time to call it a loooong night for FS19.
2019-10-15T0300 Back in FS19, lets continue where we left off.
Yes I know that I wrote above that going to take a long break... but FS19 v1.5.1 patch is to be released today and I just could not resist playing hehe, oh well.
0305 Started lime spreading F80
0322 Finished lime spreading F80
0332 Started fertilizing F80
0341 Finished fertilizing F80
0344 Started fertilizing F04
0409 Finished fertilizing F04
0411 Started fertilizing F05
? Finished fertilizing F05
Sold pronto seeder and leased amazon condor 15001 seeder, I need to get seed to the ground quicker.
0434 Started seeding soybeans F80, courseplay ETA 17min, pretty nice.
0438 Sold canola for 44.4k
0441 Sold canola for 44.4k
0444 Sold canola for 44.4k
0447 Sold canola for 10k
0450 Sold joskin trailer and 100k liter grain bin silo, will have to get a larger ones. Budget now 923.1k
Biggest limitation in my farm right now was the grain bin silo, it was the giants default placeable of 100k liters which was already full of canola. I wanted to upgrade into PMC large farm bin silo which holds 10 million liters, so sold the canola and the small bin silo.
0504 Finished seeding soybeans F80
0506 Started seeding soybeans F04, courseplay ETA 1h 50min uuh ;)
0536 Purchased small land lot between F77 through F79 for 69.2k
0538 Purchased PMC large grain bin silo (capacity 10 million liters) for 180k
This small land lot is just north from my fields, its a nice place to stamp down that large farm bin silo and I can even add few extra storage bins for it. Now I don't have to worry about silo capacity but just keep farming and storing the valuable crops for the time when market prices are the highest. With this fleet of equipment I have now, 10 million liter silo capacity lasts forever heh.
0543 Purchased strautmann aperion 3401 trailer for 65k
0545 Started fertilizing F80
0552 Finished fertilizing F80
0621 Finished seeding soybeans F04
0623 Started seeding soybeans F05
0633 Finished seeding soybeans F05
0638 Purchased hardi navigator 6000 sprayer for 115k
0639 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 25min
0645 Sold kuhn sprayer and tank
0704 Finished fertilizing F04
0705 Started fertilizing F05
0709 Finished fertilizing F05
Now all fields were seeded soybeans and fertilized to 66% stage, next is to wait until fields get germinated and grow first stage so get to fertilize one last time.
06/mid-summer in-game 0641hrs fields got germinated and are now growing. Also noticed one tiny spec of weeds in F04.
0724 Field growth stage changed, green small plants appeared. Okay lets fertilize some more.
0725 Started fertilizing F80
0733 Finished fertilizing F80
0735 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 25min
0759 Finished fertilizing F04
0800 Started fertilizing F05
0805 Finished fertilizing F05
Now all fields are fully fertilized and growing. Time accelleration commences until possible herbicide spraying.
05/mid-autumn in-game 0834hrs (real life 0828hrs hehe) soybeans are ready to harvest with minimum of weeds, very nice!
Now I just need to decide what kind of solution I take for combine, I really do not want spend endless hours harvesting with that one john deere T560. Decided to sell the T560 and buy S790.
0832 Sold john deere T560 and header
0833 Purchased john deere S790 for 390k and macdon fd75 header for 82.7k
Now I got some harvesting power heh.
0837 Started harvesting soybeans F80, courseplay ETA 32min
0915 Finished harvesting soybeans F80
Got 54,001 liters of soybeans out of F80.
0917 Started harvesting soybeans F04
1059 Finished harvesting soybeans F04
Uh oh that took a while, close to two hours... that is not quick fun. But I guess this is just continuing the Start From Zero now instead of 5-10min quick fun heh.
1103 Started harvesting soybeans F05
1115 Finished harvesting soybeans F05
That's it, all done, all soybean crops harvested.
Soybean harvest for F04 185,695 liters and F05 26,788 liters.
1123 Saved game and exited, enough farming for tonight.
2218 Upgraded FS19 to v1.5.1 where the changelog didn't have much of interesting stuff, except the AI memory leak. No idea what that means in practice though, someone in giants forums speculated that could that fix the performance loss when AI hired workers (courseplay) is running (edit: it most certainly did not).
2259 Started FS19 v1.5.1 for the first time. Lets continue growing our farm, will be interesting to see today how we proceed.
Here is the recap; I own now F04, F05 and F80, plus the land lot where the farm bin silo is placed, got 266.4k liters of soybeans, current budget 337.3k hmm, I'm thinking should I do one more harvest with this setup or try to buy more land or upgrade equipment.
I really don't like the two hour courseplay ETA's no matter how much youtube farming videos I have to watch to catch up, its just such a waste of time to fiddle your thumbs while game-play takes hours. In two hours I could get so much elite exploring or arma3 editing or playing done that its just shameful waste of time to spend so long doing FS19 field work. Anyways.
Decided to buy a seeder as previously I just leased it. Then it was time to do the remaining fieldwork for the winter so we are as ready as possible next spring for the next seeding. Or maybe I'll do fallow year dunno.
2314 Purchased amazone condor 15001 seeder for 224k
2316 Started fertilizing F80
2324 Finished fertilizing F80
2326 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 25min
2354 Finished fertilizing F04
2356 Started fertilizing F05
2019-10-16T0002 Finished fertilizing F05
Now.. well I could herbicide spray the fields but I rather just wait and see what happens with the weeds in the spring. So lets time accelerate to the next year then :)
0041 Accepted contract for fertilizing F12 and F15
0042 Started fertilizing F12, contract.
0051 Finished fertilizing F12, contract, collected contract reward 15.8k.
0052 Started fertilizing F15, contract.
0059 Finished fertilizing F15, contract, collected contract reward 5.2k.
Then it was time accelerating through one year :)
03/early-summer soybean prices were sky high and they wont go higher than that according to the seasons market price history, its time to sell. Currently horizion coop pays 3779 per thousand liters, lets start hauling. Budget before starting to sell 129.6k
0132 Sold soybeans for 196.5k
0140 Sold soybeans for 196.5k
0147 Sold soybeans for 196.5k
0151 Sold soybeans for 196.5k
0156 Sold soybeans for 196.5k
0202 Sold soybeans for 24.5k
After selling budget 1.136 million! :)
07/late-summer soybean planting season was over and I was looking at some AI owned soybean fields to buy, F03, F06 and F78 are interesting. My combine harvester is the weak link now, perhaps even sprayer too, so getting more fields does really not help in my productivity as existing fields already take hours to combine but I bet the money I get from the new field soybeans would easily pay extra combine harvester which would be really helpful.
0226 Purchased land lot with F78 in it for 431.7k, F06 for 347.4k and F03 for 291k. Budget now 66.4k heh
F78 is a big one and needs fertilization.
0234 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 34min
0305 Finished fertilizing F78
0307 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 13min
0320 Finished fertilizing F03
0321 Started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 17min
0336 Finished fertilizing F06
Then it was herbicide spraying time, all of my new fields have a quite bit patches of weed in them, so lets get those taken care of.
0352 Started spraying F78, courseplay ETA 34min
0423 Finished spraying F78
0425 Started spraying F03, courseplay ETA 13min
0437 Finished spraying F03
0439 Started spraying F06, courseplay ETA 17min
0454 Finished spraying F06
Then time accelerating waiting for crops to grow, I cannot fertilize more because the fields are already in the last growth stage, next is ready to harvest stage.
0509 All fields are ready to harvest, but its raining heh
0525 Rain ended in 03/early-autumn 1000hrs in-game time, fields dried up its time to harvest.
0526 Started harvesting soybeans F06, courseplay ETA 47min
0618 Finished harvesting soybeans F06
0622 Started harvesting soybeans F03, courseplay ETA 37min
F06 harvest got me 70,796 liters of soybeans.
0705 Finished harvesting soybeans F03
F03 harvest got me 56,171 liters of soybeans (total in bin now 126,967 liters).
0711 Leased another S790 and macdon FD75 header ;)
0713 Started harvesting soybeans F78, courseplay ETA 50min, 2x tools
0809 Returned leased S790 and macdon header
0813 Finished harvesting soybeans F78
F78 harvest got me 210,278 liters of soybeans (total in bin now 337,245 liters).
0816 Alright time to call it a night, was some good farming today. We'll see when I continue.
2019-10-18T0710 Back at Midwest Horizon, its kind of late in the day for me but lets see if we can still do some nice farming.
0717 Started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 12min
0731 Finished fertilizing F06
0732 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 10min
0745 Finished fertilizing F03
0747 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 30min
0816 Finished fertilizing F78
0821 Started lime spreading F06, courseplay ETA 26min
0842 Finished lime spreading F06
0846 Time to call it a night, was a really late start today so got energy only for such quick fieldwork.
2019-10-19T1530 Yikes back at FS19, forgot to write starting time down but I haven't done anything else than time accelerating 6000 speed so not much story to tell. Looking forward for the spring season and starting to seed new crops.
1538 Season switched to 01/early-spring.
1548 Started seeding canola F78, courseplay ETA 53min
Looks like courseplay v6.01.611 cant handle backing up that amazone condor 15001 seeder, it always messes it up, I noticed this already version or two ago and have a "last good version" batch file I can use. Will have to revert to that last good version again on the next game restart.
Because courseplay is such a nuisance (it actually does more harm than good) decided to switch to GPS at least it stops at the end of a row, then I can quickly turn the tractor around where courseplay would take forever and in this particular case it didn't even work with the backing up.
1637 Too tired have to call it a night, this was a really short farming set now, more tomorrow.
2019-10-20T0145 PMC Gaming booted up, back in FS19, back in farming.
0154 Finished seeding canola F78
0156 Started seeding canola F80, courseplay ETA 17min
Adjusted courseplay turn radius from auto 16m to manual 18m and now the amazone condor 15001 turns work again, go figure.
0218 Finished seeding canola F80
0221 Started seeding canola F04, courseplay ETA 1h 7min
0325 Finished seeding canola F04
0326 Started seeding canola F03, courseplay ETA 25min
0353 Finished seeding canola F03
0355 Started seeding canola F01, GPS
F01 had withered sugar beets so I just went lazily and seeded canola on top of it as condor 15001 cultivates as well. I wanted to get a plow and real cultivator to properly plow this field under with fertilization etc but don't have the money, oh well lets do it this way for now.
0415 Finished seeding canola F01
0416 Started seeding canola F05, courseplay ETA 12min
0427 Finished seeding canola F05
0428 Started seeding canola F06, courseplay ETA 34min
0501 Finished seeding canola F06
And that wrapped up the planting season for this spring. Not sure what I put down as double crop, we'll see.
Next we are going to fertilize the fields and then comes time acceleration. At that point we start to see weeds growing so we have to decide if we go spray them. Once enough days go by then we get into soybeans selling day, it should be roughly first day of mid-summer. Then we get a lot of money from the 337k liters of soybeans, depending on the sell price. Money which is then used to purchase at least powerful tractor to pull cultivator, I'd also like to buy a second combine but we'll have to see how much money we'll make from the sales.
0504 Started fertilizing F80, courseplay ETA 8min
Speaking of weeds, first medium size patch already appeared on F80 when I was fertilizing it. I have been quite lucky with weeds as so little of them have appeared, although I did blanked spray the whole fields previously if I recall correctly.
0513 Finished fertilizing F80
0517 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 28min
0519 Started fertilizing F03, GPS
0532 Finished fertilizing F03
0533 Started fertilizing F01, GPS
0541 Finished fertilizing F01
0542 Started fertilizing F05, GPS
0545 Finished fertilizing F78
0548 Finished fertilizing F05
0549 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 30min
0550 Started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 15min
0606 Finished fertilizing F06
0615 Finished fertilizing F04
All fields are done as much as I can do for now (well ok besides herbicide spraying). So now its the first time acceleration phase to the first field growth stage change, then we do some more fertilizing.
0639 in 05/mid-spring fields germinated overnight. Alright time to start fertilizing some more.
0640 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 27min
0642 Started fertilizing F05, courseplay ETA 5min
0646 Finished fertilizing F05
0646 Started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 15min
0701 Finished fertilizing F06
0707 Finished fertilizing F04
0709 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 10min
0720 Finished fertilizing F03
0720 Started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 9min
0728 Finished fertilizing F01
0729 Started fertilizing F80, courseplay ETA 11min
0739 Finished fertilizing F80
0740 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 28min
0808 Finished fertilizing F78
Okay all work done (well besides possible herbicide spraying), now its time to skip ahead to the soybean selling time with those good market prices :)
08/late-spring looks like F78 and F80 are getting fair amount of weeds. I'll keep monitoring them.
04/mid-summer is here and the best day/time to sell soybeans. Currently in-game 0611hrs soybean market price is 3725 in horizion coop. Time to start haulin' :)
Just as I started hauling soybeans for sell the current canola crops switched to harvest ready, uh oh I completely missed that in my soybean sell excitement, now my fields are somewhat weeded. Weeds are not too bad but yeah F78 northern part and F80 looked sort of nasty, oh well next time I'll keep a better handle on things, this kind of slipped away from me now heh. Anyways lets get to hauling grain...
So to recap we got 337,245 liters of soybeans and currently the market price is 3725 per thousand liters. Thats pretty nice set to sell.
0832 Sold soybeans for 193.7k
0838 Sold soybeans for 193.7k
0843 Sold soybeans for 193.7k
0848 Sold soybeans for 193.7k
0854 Sold soybeans for 193.7k
0859 Sold soybeans for 193.7k
0902 Ran out of soybeans in the farm bin silo, only got 25.2k liters, last haul
0905 Sold soybeans for 94k
Budget now 1.266 million, yeah! :)
Soybeans market price did not drop at all during selling, it remained solid 3725. Next is some vehicle purchases, I definitely need cultivator and tractor to pull it, I'm going to get my workhorse big bud 450 and john deere 2410 5 section cultivator (flexicoil would be nice but its more expensive). Also I need another combine so that these harvests get done quicker.
- cultivator 400hp 20m john deere 2410 5 section 75k - tractor to pull cultivator big bud 450 with gps and twin wheels 252k
0916 Purchased above list for 327k, budget now 939.5k
- header 13.7m macdon fd75 draper 45ft 82k - harvester john deere s790 with no extras 390k
0917 Purchased above list, budget now 466.8k
0926 Was about to start harvesting canola 04/mid-summer in-game 0714hrs but crops were too wet, ok we wait for them to dry up...
0927 Started harvesting canola F78, courseplay ETA 52min, 2x combines
1032 Finished harvesting canola F78
1034 Started harvesting canola F80, 2x combines
1039 Started cultivating F78, courseplay ETA 41min
1054 Finished harvesting canola F80
1103 Started harvesting canola F04, courseplay ETA 49min, 2x combines
1132 Finished cultivating F78
1133 Started cultivating F80, courseplay ETA 13min
1150 Finished cultivating F80
1200 Started harvesting canola F03, courseplay ETA 23min, 2x combines
1202 Finished harvesting canola F04
1202 Started cultivating F04, courseplay ETA 39min
1229 Finished harvesting canola F03
1229 Started harvesting canola F01, courseplay ETA min, 2x combines
1252 Finished cultivating F04
1253 Started cultivating F03, courseplay ETA 17min
1300 Finished harvesting canola F01
1313 Finished cultivating F03
1315 Started cultivating F01, courseplay ETA 12min
? Started harvesting canola F05, courseplay ETA min, 2x combines
1328 Finished harvesting canola F05
1328 Started harvesting canola F06, courseplay ETA 24min, 2x combines
1333 Finished cultivating F01
1339 Started cultivating F05, courseplay ETA 6min
1348 Finished cultivating F05
1417 Finished harvesting canola F06
1417 Started cultivating F06, courseplay ETA 20min
1440 Finished cultivating F06
That's it, all done for today. Or is it? hmm. Not tired yet so lets continue some fertilizing and watching more youtube farming videos.
1503 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 26min
1531 Finished fertilizing F78
1533 Started fertilizing F80, courseplay ETA 9min
1541 Finished fertilizing F80
1543 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 27min
1610 Finished fertilizing F04
1611 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 10min
1622 Finished fertilizing F03
1622 Started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 9min
1630 Finished fertilizing F01
1631 Started fertilizing F05, courseplay ETA 5min
1637 Finished fertilizing F05
1638 Started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 15min
1651 Finished fertilizing F06
Alright its time to call it a night, been up over 16hrs already most of it farming in Midwest Horizon having great fun.
2019-10-21T0006 Back in FS19, lets continue farming.
0012 Started lime spreading F78, courseplay ETA 39min
0013 Started cultivating F06, courseplay ETA 20min
0038 Finished cultivating F06
0041 Started cultivating F03, courseplay ETA 17min
0056 Finished lime spreading F78
0057 Started lime spreading F04, courseplay ETA 40min
0100 Finished cultivating F03
0103 Started cultivating F80, courseplay ETA 14min
0120 Finished cultivating F80
0126 Was too tired had to go back to sleep, just one of those days... more farming after few more hours of sleep.
0523 Nap done and had a nice meal, time to get back to farming. Lets continue lime spreading...
0536 Finished lime spreading F04
0538 Started lime spreading F01, courseplay ETA 14min
0555 Finished lime spreading F01
0556 Started lime spreading F05, courseplay ETA 14min
0607 Finished lime spreading F05
0608 Started lime spreading F06, courseplay ETA 29min
Was not planning on spreading lime to F06 as it didn't really require it, but it had so many patches of lime required due seasons crops failing patches that it kept annoying me, so here we go lets blanket it with lime, be done with it.
The crops failed patches created by seasons is great... but they basically cause you to cultivate after each harvest so you can clean them off. For example on withered crops lime will not stick, only fertilizer sticks through all the patches created by seasons. Its really annoying to have these patches in the field after harvest while working on the next one.
While lime spreading was running it was time to buy some vehicles.
- auger wagon 300hp brent 1596 53k liter 118k - trailer krampe sb II 30/1070 78k - truck lizard hulk with paint 146k
0630 Purchased above list for 342k
I was really struggling with the almost beginner level grain trailer, on the last harvest it was really painful to use. Now with the truck and proper auger wagon I can harvest normally, unloading the combines with auger wagon while truck is hauling a load to the farm bin silo.
When time comes to sell my crops, the truck and trailer does proper job on it unlike tractor (with twin wheels that it wont fit horizion coop hehe). I wanted to buy wilson trailer but because using courseplay I cant as it would only fill one hopper, thats why I use krampe.
0638 Finished lime spreading F06
0644 In-game 04/mid-summer 2128hrs so time acceleration until morning light
0646 Started fertilizing F80, courseplay ETA 11min
0656 Finished fertilizing F80
0658 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 27min
0724 Finished fertilizing F78
0726 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 27min
0751 Finished fertilizing F04
0752 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 9min
0804 Finished fertilizing F03, started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 8min
0812 Finished fertilizing F01
0814 Started fertilizing F05, courseplay ETA 5min
0821 Finished fertilizing F05, started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 13min
0833 Finished fertilizing F06
All done now in preparation for seeding. Two days left in soybeans planting season but was thinking of not to push it and just time accelerate to canola selling day, do some selling and then time accelerate rest of the year until spring.
But eventually decided to go for it and seed soybeans, never done that so late in the seeding season (05/mid-summer 0800hrs) so will be interesting to see if they get harvest ready before winter kills them off. They should grow ok.
0843 Started seeding soybeans F78, courseplay ETA 52min
0947 Finished seeding soybeans F78, started seeding soybeans F80, courseplay ETA 21min
1009 Finished seeding soybeans F80
1010 Started seeding soybeans F04, courseplay ETA 1h 1min
1113 Finished seeding soybeans F04
1114 Started seeding soybeans F03, courseplay ETA 22min
1139 Finished seeding soybeans F03
1140 Started seeding soybeans F01, courseplay ETA 29min
1200 Finished seeding soybeans F01
1201 Started seeding soybeans F05, courseplay ETA 10min
1212 Finished seeding soybeans F05
1217 Started seeding soybeans F06, courseplay ETA 31min
1249 Finished seeding soybeans F06
Soybeans have been seeded, aayeah! I hope after the next grain sell I have enough money to buy better seeding equipment and perhaps even corn planter so that future seeding seasons go by quickly, this amazone condor 15001 is quite nice medium size seeder but once you start to stack up those hectares on big fields... yeah its not so nice anymore.
1254 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 26min
1321 Finished fertilizing F78, started fertilizing F80, courseplay ETA 9min
1331 Finished fertilizing F80
1332 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 25min
1357 Finished fertilizing F04
1358 It was time to call it a night, still have to do some other stuff before bedtime and its been quite long day already, got some good farming done.
2019-10-22T0311 FS19 started up, lets continue farming. Oh btw Claas DLC / Platinum Edition got released today (I dont have it yet).
0312 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 9min
0322 Finished fertilizing F03
0323 Started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 8min
0333 Finished fertilizing F01
0334 Started fertilizing F05, courseplay ETA 5min
0339 Finished fertilizing F05, started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 14min
0351 Finished fertilizing F06
Soybean seeding is complete with full fertilization. Now its just time accelerating keeping an eye on weed growth, then when canola selling day comes we make some money.
Not sure when our soybeans will be ready, they were seeded really late so hopefully they are harvest ready before winter kills them off, it possibly could be around the time canola selling day comes. Will be interesting to see.
06/mid-summer in-game 1520hrs fields got germinated succesfully, thats odd as I recall germination happens midnight, hmm maybe the growth stage change still is only applied according to seeding time or something, dunno.
03/early-autumn in-game 0713hrs very few weeds have grown so far, five small patches in F06 rest are clean. We are now already well into soybeans harvest season but obviously ours is still very much growing, they arent even flowering yet.
Decided to go herbicide spray F06 by cherry picking only the weed patches. That was done quick, took couple of minutes.
04/mid-autumn in-game 0810hrs fields are ready to harvest! wow that happened much sooner than I expected, nice. Okay, lets start harvesting then :)
Looking forward to this harvest with truck trailer and auger wagon, will be fun to start farming like normal people :)
0500 Started harvesting soybeans F06, courseplay ETA 24min, 2x tools
After all those harvests with the crap beginner type trailer oh man did it feel good to be running proper auger wagon and truck with trailer :)
0526 Finished harvesting soybeans F06
0527 Started harvesting soybeans F05, courseplay ETA 8min, 2x tools
0537 Finished harvesting soybeans F05
0544 Started harvesting soybeans F04, 2x tools
Using massey ferguson 7726 with 270hp to pull brent 1596 auger wagon which requires 400hp, you can really feel how underpowered the tractor is. It pulls it, sure... but you really appreciate something with proper horsepower like fendt 1050.
0632 Finished harvesting soybeans F04
0634 Started harvesting soybeans F03, courseplay ETA 21min, 2x tools
0656 Finished harvesting soybeans F03
0657 Started harvesting soybeans F01, courseplay ETA 14min, 2x tools
0714 Finished harvesting soybeans F01
0718 Started harvesting soybeans F80, courseplay ETA 17min, 2x tools
0735 Finished harvesting soybeans F80
0737 Started harvesting soybeans F78, courseplay ETA 52min, 2x tools
0838 Finished harvesting soybeans F78
And that's it, soybean harvest is done! :)
Now I have 901.8k liters of canola and 683.9k liters of soybeans. That is going to make me some serious amount of money to develop my farm heh. Next its just time accelerating until we are in the canola selling day.
Missed the highest selling day because I was waiting for the price to increase some more, looks like the specific day is when you get the highest price you just have to take what price you get, or wait for the next year for better luck. Price was indeed 2200 but dropped when I time accelerated some more. Oh well now have to sell for 2058 per thousand liters.
Budget before selling 51.7k and today in-game is 02/early-winter.
0903 Sold canola for 121.4k
0906 Sold canola for 121.4k (missed it when ALT-TABbed to watch youtube farming videos heh)
0911 Sold canola for 121.4k
0915 Sold canola for 121.4k
0919 Sold canola for 121.4k
0923 Sold canola for 121.4k
0927 Sold canola for 121.4k
0931 Sold canola for 121.4k
0935 Sold canola for 121.4k
0939 Sold canola for 121.4k
0943 Sold canola for 121.4k
0947 Sold canola for 121.2k, price dropped to 2055
0951 Sold canola for 121.2k
0955 Sold canola for 121.2k
0959 Sold canola for 121.2k, this was the last full trailer load
1003 Sold 16.8k liters of canola for 34.6k
All canola sold from farm bin silo. Budget after selling 1.907 million! :)
Right now I'm going to take a break from Midwest Horizon Start From Zero career and play one of the PMC terrains instead.
2020-03-25T1407 Back at Start From Zero Midwest Horizon :)
Here we are back in Midwest Horizon, I got quite bored if not burnt out for PMC Grande Gardens 16km Start From Zero savegame so change of terrain would do me good. I kind of miss the smaller scale farming again. I read through this page up until I took the above break, so after finishing reading I was absolutely going to play this savegame some, I just simply need some small scale farming also in some bizarre way its nice to play on someone elses terrain :)
First needed to add macdon FD75 combine header mod back in to get savegame loaded, then purged out few obsolete mods from the savegame too. I'm unsure about switching macdon FD75 to midwest durus 18m because it might be too wide of an header for S790 auger pipe lenght. It annoys me as I want to get rid of this macdon mod but now its unecessarily (well, kinda) holding up this savegame until I upgrade to claas lexion 8900s combine. Oh well I guess I have to live with this for now.
02/early-winter and we have 683.9k liters of soybeans in the farm bin silo, highest selling day is still far away next year. Cash is 1.907m which is nice but not anything grande heh.
Went through my vehicles, nice medium size kit I have going on here. I have serious problem when growing my farm by purchasing new vehicles and land, I have impossible difficulties choosing what equipment and vehicles to buy to maximize my growth. Now I have close to two million in cash plus plenty of more in my soybeans stock, so first off I'd like to sell the soybeans before committing into new purchases so I can know what kind of budget I'm getting. Sure I could estimate it with average soybeans sell price, but that is risky.
Did a field state check to make a list of fertilizing etc field work asks that need to be done, its then easy to just work through the list and enjoy farming :)
1439 Finished creating list of field work
Heh half an hour since start and now I have familiarized myself with my vehicles and fields, did that list of what field work I need to do and what crops to seed next to follow seasons crop rotation. We are going to plant corn, so that means I need to buy at least the corn planter.
- planter 280hp 18.2m 5800 liter great plains yp-2425a 142k
1443 Purchased the above, budget now 1.765m
Purchased seed refill placeable for 7.5k, solid fertilizer, liquid fertilizer and herbicide tanks as well, 7.5k or 8.5k something and finally lime station for whopping 30k. I'm done playing with single pallets.
1453 Started fertilizing F80, courseplay ETA 7min
1500 Finished fertilizing F80
Seven minutes for field work, oh my, in PMC Grande Gardens 16km its more like seven HOURS haha. So awesome to do such quick tasks, this is really enjoyable farming time wise.
I was thinking about purchasing another bredal spreader to be used as dedicated lime machine but decided against it, now we only have two fields that require lime and I can easily do one fertilizer to lime and back again flip flop with my existing bredal. Maybe after the soybeans have been sold I can purchase my first fertilizer sprayer (rubicon 9000 of course) and then this bredal is left into lime spreading task.
1503 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 9min
1513 Finished fertilizing F03
Then I needed to swap fertilizer to lime. That was easily done as only 7k liters of fertilizer in the tank.
1518 Started lime spreading F80, courseplay ETA 14min
1531 Finished lime spreading F80
1533 Started lime spreading F03, courseplay ETA 16min
1550 Finished lime spreading F03
1557 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 26min
1621 Finished fertilizing F78
1623 Started fertilizing F80, courseplay ETA 8min
1625 Started cultivating F78, courseplay ETA 39min
1631 Finished fertilizing F80
1632 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 24min
1655 Finished fertilizing F04
1656 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 10min
1704 Finished cultivating F78
1706 Finished fertilizing F03
1707 Started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 8min
1708 Started cultivating F80, courseplay ETA 13min
1714 Finished fertilizing F01
1715 Started fertilizing F05, courseplay ETA 6min
1720 Finished cultivating F80 and finished fertilizing F05
1721 Started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 15min
1723 Started cultivating F04, courseplay ETA 37min
Bredal K165 ran out of fertilizer, need to go refill heh
1740 Finished fertilizing F06
1743 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 26min
1758 Finished cultivating F04
1759 Started cultivating F03, courseplay ETA 17min
1809 Finished fertilizing F78
1811 Started fertilizing F80, courseplay ETA 9min
1818 Finished cultivating F03
1819 Finished fertilizing F80
1820 Started cultivating F01, courseplay ETA 12min
1822 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 24min
1834 Finished cultivating F01
1839 Started cultivating F05, courseplay ETA 5min
1846 Finished cultivating F05 and finished fertilizing F04
1859 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 11min
1900 Started cultivating F06, courseplay ETA 20min
1909 Finished fertilizing F03
1910 Started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 8min
1917 Finished fertilizing F01
1918 Started fertilizing F05, courseplay ETA 6min
1923 Finished cultivating F06 and finished fertilizing F05
1924 Started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 15min
1925 Started cultivating F05, courseplay ETA 6min
1931 Finished cultivating F05
1937 Finished fertilizing F06
1938 Started cultivating F06, courseplay ETA 19min
1940 Started fertilizing F05, courseplay ETA 5min
1945 Finished fertilizing F05
1958 Finished cultivating F06
1959 Started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 14min
2006 Started cultivating F01, courseplay ETA 12min
2011 Finished fertilizing F06
2018 Finished cultivating F01
2019 Started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 8min
2020 Started cultivating F04, courseplay ETA 38min
2027 Finished fertilizing F01
2056 Finished cultivating F04
02/early-winter in-game 1808hrs night has fallen, its time to skip the night. 03/early-winter in-game 0822hrs, weather -4/0C, chilly. I wonder when we are not able to cultivate and fertilize anymore hmm I guess when the soil freezes? It was so long time ago when I experienced that, actually I recall you can cultivate even when there are snow on the ground (although snow on the ground doesn't necessarily mean frozen soil, does it?). Aanyways.
2059 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 28min
2107 Started cultivating F78, courseplay ETA 40min
2123 Finished fertilizing F04
2147 Finished cultivating F78
2148 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 27min
2214 Finished fertilizing F78
All field work for corn planting preparations is done now. Next is nothing but time accelerating waiting for next year and corn planting weather temperatures to arrive. Soybeans best market price selling day is just about the end of corn planting season too.
04/mid-winter in-game 0831hrs weather -5/-1C, chilly chilly chilly...
01/early-spring in-game 0716hrs new year has started. Weather +4/+2C, looking good.
04/mid-spring in-game 0726hrs soybeans and corn planting season has begun, weather 9/5C, we continue waiting for weather to warm up the soil. In-game 1727hrs soybeans went high demand on cooper farms grain for 3667, but I think even the normal best selling day should give better price so I'll wait for it.
06/mid-spring in-game 0656hrs weather 9/10C and forecast predicts from noon today the lowest temperature will not drop below +11C, so we are good to go planting corn, I'll just wait until tomorrow to be sure about the weather forecast.
07/late-spring in-game 0647hrs weather 12/12C and forecast predicts pretty much the same as yesterday, okay lets begin corn planting.
2243 Started seeding corn F78, courseplay ETA 49min
2337 Finished seeding corn F78
2341 Started herbicide spraying F78, courseplay ETA 31min
2342 Started seeding corn F80, courseplay ETA 17min
2020-03-26T0000 Finished seeding corn F80
Drove corn planting massey ferguson to F04, saved herbicide courseplay course for F78 and then I was ready to call it a night.
0006 Dead tired have to shut it down here, we continue tomorrow.
0844 New farming day has started! Today we plant corn, hopefully get to harvest it too.
0846 Started seeding corn F04, courseplay ETA 47min
0850 Finished herbicide spraying F78
0852 Started herbicide spraying F80, courseplay ETA 11min
0903 Finished herbicide spraying F80
0912 Corn planter needs to be refilled
0917 Refueled massey ferguson on the way back
0943 Finished seeding corn F04
0944 Started herbicide spraying F04, courseplay ETA 30min
0945 Started seeding corn F03, courseplay ETA 20min
1007 Finished seeding corn F03
1013 Finished herbicide spraying F04
1017 Started seeding corn F01, courseplay ETA 15min
1018 Started herbicide spraying F03, courseplay ETA 14min
1031 Finished herbicide spraying F03
1032 Finished seeding corn F01
1033 Started herbicide spraying F01, courseplay ETA 13min
1034 Started seeding corn F05, courseplay ETA 8min
1042 Finished seeding corn F05
1043 Finished herbicide spraying F01
1044 Started seeding corn F06, courseplay ETA 31min
1045 Started herbicide spraying F05, courseplay ETA 5min
1050 Finished herbicide spraying F05
Hardi navigator sprayer had only 1051 liters of herbicide left so while waiting for corn planting on F06 to finish I went to refilled the sprayer.
1108 Corn planter needs a refill
Distances in 4km terrains are laughable so its no big deal to drive corn planter to north of F78 where my farm bin silo and fert/seed/etc refill station placeables are located, but yeah for the next years planting seasons I am going to use auger wagon to haul seeds behind a seeder/planter so these kinds of back and forth drives aren't necessary.
Actually I'm quite happy how quickly the corn planting is going, maybe its because I'm used to roll down the field with four big bud 747s pulling seed hawks and those tasks generally last like two hours or more hehe. Maybe I could purchase another tractor and great plains YP-2425A planter if I have enough money, but at the moment such half an hour seeding times are like nothing, even the F78 is 49min which is ... man if its minutes instead of hours, don't complain! hehe
1120 Finished seeding corn F06
1121 Started herbicide spraying F06, courseplay ETA 17min
1137 Finished herbicide spraying F06
Corn planting season is over! Aayeah heh. Feels nice to get this wrapped up, now all we need to do is sit back and wait for crops to grow. Weather is nice and forecast predicts warm with one rainy day coming soon, everything is looking fine.
Started up john deere S790s, unhooked the macdon FD75 headers and then drove them to the shop.
1147 Purchased two john deere 618c headers for 57k each. Budget now 1.488m
Next we time accelerate until soybeans selling day or our corn crops are ready to harvest.
08/late-spring in-game 0653hrs minute or two after time accelerating our corn fields switched to germinated state.
For some reason I wasnt that big of a hurry, yesterday I already started to watch my old FS17 (yes seventeen, youtube PMC FS17 Playlist) videos. Was quite amazed how good quality 4k 60FPS footage they are after the youtube upload. I should really start to do more videos again, but I rather make videos of PMC terrains instead of something that anyone can do at any time (Midwest Horizon). Anyways, it was very relaxing to watch those old videos kind of like nostalgia stuff heh.
F78 had semi big weed patch, WHAT THE? Excuse me but I pre-emptive blanked herbicide sprayed all my fields and now one of then is growing a weed patch, how come? Seasons v1.2 buggy or something wrong with my savegame? What is going on here?
This is really, hmm how should I describe it, not like depressing that come on its a one weed patch get over it, but still all this work I've put to care my fields and its for nothing as weeds still creep into them, I just don't get it. This sucks.
01/early-summer in-game 0637hrs on F80 corn is on growing stage, green plants popped up, nice. No more weeds yet, just that one patch in F78. I googled "seasons weeds spraying" but could not find anything useful except one guy reported the same as me, I spray and weeds still grow.
02/early-summer in-game 1535hrs soybeans market price 3620. Still no more weed patches, I think that one single patch is some weird fluke, someone might say you missed a spot but no I didn't as courseplay systematically blanketed the whole field.
03/early-summer in-game 0615hrs soybeans market price 3654 and increasing. If my notes are correct tomorrow after midnight is the time for highest market price. At 1231hrs its 3756 stable. No more weed patches, good. At 1504hrs its 3773 stable. At 1807hrs its 3789 stable. At 2107hrs its 3806 stable. At 2207hrs its 3811 stable. At 2310hrs its 3817 stable.
04/mid-summer in-game 0012hrs soybeans market price 3822 stable. Now I'm going to increment one hour intervals to see if it still goes up and if it starts to come down then I'm going to start selling. At 0106hrs its 3808 and decreasing, wow well that took a long time hehe.
It is my experience on various savegames with seasons market prices that the highest price happens like soybeans 04/mid-summer in-game right after midnight like seen here, even one hour later the market is already falling.
1237 Started to load first krampe trailer 59k load of soybeans, in the rain heh
1244 Sold soybeans in sell point cooper farms grain for 224.6k
1256 Sold soybeans in sell point cooper farms grain for 224.6k
04/mid-summer in-game 0137hrs soybeans market price had dropped to 3806, not too bad, I can easily sell the whole 600k+ before it really starts to drop, I assume the price is still very good in morning daylight hours.
1308 Sold soybeans in sell point cooper farms grain for 224.5k
1320 Sold soybeans in sell point cooper farms grain for 224.4k
1332 Sold soybeans in sell point cooper farms grain for 223.5k, market price 3788
1343 Sold soybeans in sell point cooper farms grain for 223.4k, market price 3786
1355 Sold soybeans in sell point cooper farms grain for 223.2k, market price 3784
1407 Sold soybeans in sell point cooper farms grain for 223.1k, market price 3781
1419 Sold soybeans in sell point cooper farms grain for 222.9k, market price 3778
1431 Sold soybeans in sell point cooper farms grain for 221.8k, market price 3761
Soybeans market price kept dropping and it was just about the same as in Horizion Coop so I switched my truck route there as its basically right next to my farm. Also only one and a half loads left anyways.
1439 Sold soybeans in sell point horizion coop for 221.2k, market price 3750
1443 Sold soybeans in sell point horizion coop for 131.1k
Alright that is it, all my 683k liters of soybeans have been sold, roughly in the high 3700s price. Budget now 4.077m whoah very very nice! :)
And now I'm in the everlasting dilemma; I have a lot of money but undecided what to buy in order to grow my farm the quickest way possible heh. Always the same issue, dude gets loads of cash and freezes over "OHMIGOD WHAT DO I DO NOW HALP HALP!" hehe.
04/mid-summer in-game 0626hrs time accelerated until morning daylight, there was a brief rain during the night hours too. Corn is growing and looking good. I believe the corn is now on the mapview second green colored growth stage, 3D small green plants.
Still no other weeds have grown, only that one single alone spec on about middle of F78. Must be some demon beastly weed from depths of HELL ;)
Soybeans market price had dropped down to 3705 now, not terribly bad but definitely you need to be alert at midnight when the best selling day starts, to maximize your profits.
Was thinking of what do I do with all the money but realized that corn harvest is waiting for me and then there is nothing to do as fields will be fallow next year. I'm going to do the corn harvest and while it gets boring driving grain cart around it gives me plenty of time to plan about purchases to grow my farm. For example I'm pretty sure it will be land AND vehicle purchases. I want to grow the farm evenly out not picking and choosing land lots to buy, this way there is less driving back and forth.
Four million is quite a lot of money, I could buy ONE set of top of the line vehicles with that money easily like no need to pick and choose but just get the best of everything. That would leave me probably money to buy a land lot too hmm.
08/late-summer in-game 0720hrs corn switched to last growth stage, full man sized green corn plants.
F77 is growing soybeans, its pretty big field and would definitely make a lot of money if I'd buy and harvest that, I think it would pretty much pay the land lot back right away, hmm. Also its right next to F78 and the area where my farm bin silo and refill station are. Hmm hmm, I don't think I need to even consider this any longer, I need to buy this field and get the money from the crop :)
Decision was made to buy that land lot, however I'm going to wait until the soybeans grow because there is a chance AI owner will fertilize/weed the field as right now there is no fertilization at all. Also, the crop is growing there is no hurry to buy it yet, where would the crop go heh, they will be here for me to buy later when they are ready to harvest. Just have to keep a close eye on it that AI wont manage to harvest them when I'm not looking.
So plan is set and now its more time acceleration waiting for crops to grow. 01/early-autumn in-game 0737hrs F77 soybeans are ready to harvest, nothing was done for the fertilization and weeds. My corn fields switched to golden brown color but still are dark green in mapview.
1534 Purchased land lot with F77 for 684.3k, budget now 3.392m
Drove john deere S790s to farm bin silo area, swapped corn headers to normal ones, then I was ready to commence my new soybean field harvest.
1548 Started harvesting soybeans F77, courseplay ETA 1h 36min, 2x tools
1606 In-game 0809hrs it started to rain, forecast is rain basically the whole day until midnight...
In-game 1200hrs rain ended, however weather forecast predicts more rain from 1800hrs to midnight, so I doubt we get much soybeans harvesting done today as soil/crop has to dry up first. But by luck in-game 1538hrs crops are dry enough to harvest, alright lets continue! :)
1642 Short break...
1658 Break is over, back to farming
1753 Finished harvesting soybeans F77
New field purchase F77 soybeans harvest was total of 219,054 liters. If we calculate with somewhat good market price of 3750 we get 821,250 and if we subtract the price I paid from this land lot with F77 on it, we get 136,950 profit AND the land lot in the first place! haha oh man why would I ever buy any land without soybeans crop growing on it I cannot imagine reason why hehe ;)
04/mid-autumn in-game 0803hrs my corn fields are ready to harvest, alright lets get to work. I doubt this harvest will be done today before I snooze off to sleep, but I'll try to push on as long as possible. Crop is still too high moisture but a bit time acceleration will fix that.
1839 Started harvesting corn F78, courseplay ETA 1h 13min, 2x tools
Corn harvest was a nice change as I have been doing what feels like weeks of constant never ending soybeans harvest with the best vehicles on 200ha and larger fields. But I must say that massey ferguson 7726 pulling brent avalanche 1596 auger wagon felt really clunky, turning left was extremely difficult, almost like the tractor needed front weight but I did not see any slippage on the wheels which was odd, also why the issue only turning left, weird.
John Deere S790 combines with 618C corn headers was nice change sure, but oh man 9m header width? My last weeks experience was with 18m haha, ok well sure the capello quasar hs16 is only 12m corn/sunflower header but still. Dunno why giants S790 will not link with capello header, at least the store compatible selection does not list it, I know from real life minnesota millennial farmer did have capello on his john deere combine as test. Anyways.
After this years harvest I'm SO going to sell these S790s and buy the largest combine :)
Corn seems to yield good, man the amounts of 53k liter auger wagons I'm cutting from this F78 heh, very nice.
2038 Finished harvesting corn F78
2041 Started harvesting corn F80, courseplay ETA 24min, 2x tools
2114 Finished harvesting corn F80
2118 Started harvesting corn F04, courseplay ETA 1h 8min, 2x tools
2243 Finished harvesting corn F04
2244 Started harvesting corn F03, courseplay ETA 31min, 2x tools
2320 Feel quite exhausted, been up 16hrs most of it playing FS19, had to call it a night.
2020-03-27T0833 New farming day has started! Second part of corn harvest commences.
0844 Finished harvesting corn F03
0845 Started harvesting corn F01, courseplay 2x tools
0920 Finished harvesting corn F01
0921 Lunch break...
1005 Feeding done, lets wrap up this corn harvest
1011 Started harvesting corn F05, courseplay ETA 11min, 2x tools
1029 Finished harvesting corn F05
04/mid-autumn in-game 2004hrs night had fallen it was pitch black dark, time accelerated until 05/mid-autumn in-game 1210hrs when crop is dry enough to harvest from the night time moisture.
1032 Started harvesting corn F06, courseplay ETA 37min, 2x tools
1133 Finished harvesting corn F06
This years harvest season is over! Aayeah always so nice to finish up yearly work and by yearly I mean harvest marks the end of the year even though often times you already begin field preparation for the next year by fertilizing etc.
Corn harvest from F01, F03, F04, F05, F06, F78 and F80 yielded 1.399m liters. My land purchase F77 soybeans harvest was 219k liters.
Decided to shut down FS19 and backup my savegames, I was kind of considering upgrading to Midwest Horizon v1.3.1 but because its such performange hog I was not sure yet.
After taking another look at Midwest Horizon v1.3.1 it felt like messy to stay on v1.1 as newer version is out even though the new one gives 30FPS performance on the dumb corn building and few other location around the terrain (then other/rest areas give normal 60FPS performance). So I went to prepared my v1.1 savegame by shuffling some equipment around the dealership backyard so they wont get stuck into trees, saved game and exited.
1253 Had all the terrain and savegame porting pretty much done
It is so difficult to port terrain and savegame when using seasons because of all the crop rotation and such yearly things. It would be best never to upgrade, but obviously in a computer world where we get updates we must upgrade or be left behind, I guess.
Decided to keep all my owned fields now fallow even though I could have planted corn into the new F77 as it was soybeans before (and I think fallow before that), but at the moment I dont know how to debug console input or XML edit such fallow settings for seasons. Its not a big deal though, not like some cheating would be going on because of it etc, I just prefer to let these fields in this savegame now be fallow the year which just started. We skipped from 04/mid-autumn into 01/early-spring now with this savegame porting.
Plan is now to first sell off all the vehicles I'm going to upgrade for example seeder, cultivator and combines. Then buy new equipment and as much land as we have money for. Land I will buy evenly out from the SE corner, I don't want to skip areas because of long distance traveling sucks.
Sold farm house (I had a farm house?) for 90k, hardi navigator 6000 for 71.3k, amazone condor 15001 for 138.7k, john deere 2410 5 section for 52.7k, john deere 618c for 44.7k, another 618c for 44.8k, macdon fd75 for 49.8k, another fd75 for 57.8k, brent avalanche 1596 for 82.3k, strautmann aperion 3401 for 39.7k, krampe sb ii 30/1070 for 59.7k, john deere s790 for 240.7k, another s790 for 275.2k, lizard hulk for 114.3k and new holland t6.175 for 72.5k.
Budget now 4.711m and suddenly felt so empty in the farm as most of my vehicles disappeared, poof! heh
- tractor fendt 1050 with twin wheels, guidance steering and engine upgrade 393.4k - cultivator 500hp 24m flexicoil st820 186k - plow 400hp 15m john deere 2623 5-section disc 95k - auger wagon 400hp elmer haulmaster 70k liter with extension 105.8k - harvester claas lexion 8900 18k liter with guidance steering 504.5k - header 12m corn capello quasar hs16 90k - header 18m midwest durus with colors 169.4k - tractor big bud 747 with gps and twin wheels 432k - seeder 600hp 30.5m bourgault 3420-100 paralink hoe drill 430.5k - seeder air cart bourgault 71300 331.5k - sprayer hardi rubicon 9000 with guidance steering 504k - trailer semi-tipper 70000/6 with design 69.1k - truck lizard warrior++ with options 148.4k
1330 Completed purchasing all of the above, had to drive them off the dealership yard one by one due sizes
The whole fleet cost 3.459m, budget now 1.252m.
I took a look at seasons savegame files and crop rotation seems to be saved into a GRLE file, so I'm assuming there is no way to developer console configure the field states, maybe I'm wrong dunno. Anyways I'll go with my owned fields as fallow this year and new land I buy will be worked according to crop rotation.
1351 Purchased land lot with F83 for 296.3k
1352 Purchased land lot with F08 for 704.3k
1357 Purchased land lot with F82 for 165k
Budget now 67.8k heh money is running low, but oh well I have bunch of crops in the farm bin silo waiting for the selling day :)
1401 Started fertilizing F08, GPS
When starting rubicon 9000 fertilizing on top of corn field I realized that GPS lines or the dark fertilized field texture are not visible... also Midwest Horizon v1.3.1 trees flicker like crazy and in this SE area I get constant 30FPS performance. I cant play like this.
1421 Finished fertilizing F08
Went from excitement of installing new terrain version, purchasing new vehicle fleet and more land... to a complete disapointment. I just didn't want to play midwest horizon right now, it just felt so uncomfortable.
1423 Shut down FS19...
2020-03-30T1805 Well "I cant play like this" was my comment few days ago, but here I am with nothing else to do or other savegames feeling interesting so decided to give 30FPS midwest horizon another try.
Hopefully I could play a bit more but at least I have something to do.
1816 Started lime spreading F08, courseplay ETA 1h 1min
1818 Started fertilizing F83, courseplay ETA 8min
1826 Finished fertilizing F83
Courseplay failed to generate two headland course for F08, it just reverted to one headland, so tractor kept hitting field edge fences and trees all the time, I decided to delete the course and just drive res with GPS. Sucks.
1935 Finished lime spreading F08
1949 Started lime spreading F82, courseplay ETA 9min(?)
1954 Again courseplay did lousy job (well ok field shape and size was really bad), finished it off with manual GPS driving
2000 Finished lime spreading F82
2002 Started fertilizing F82, GPS (field too small for rubicon 9000)
2005 Finished fertilizing F82
F82 was the only one of my fields which allowed planting in order to maintain crop rotation. I think. So I decided to just time accelerate this year letting all my fields be fallow and in next season we start all over again with soybeans.
This year is for grain sales only, have 219k liters of soybeans and 1.399m liters of corn, ugh that corn will be horror to haul into selling point hehe. I probably going to lease another truck to get it done more quickly, I mean with quick calculation that is 20 truck loads, hmm dunno perhaps if the best selling price is on horizion coop then maybe I wont lease the truck, just watch videos while my own truck does some hauling.
04/mid-summer in-game 0107hrs soybeans market price in horizion coop is 3747 which is pretty OK, cooper farms grain is 3775 and decreasing. I'm going to sell into horizion coop, yes I'm lazy heh.
2041 Sold soybeans in horizion coop for 262.2k
2046 Sold soybeans in horizion coop for 262.2k
2051 Sold soybeans in horizion coop for 262.2k
2059 Sold soybeans in horizion coop for 33.9k, only had 9k liters which I sold just to clear my bin silo
All the soybeans have been sold and budget now 887.3k. Corn market price is pretty decent 1574 on horizion coop so I decided to start selling the corn, this will be the 20 truck loads heh.
2104 Sold corn in horizion coop for 110.2k
2109 Sold corn in horizion coop for 110.2k
2114 Sold corn in horizion coop for 110.2k
2118 Sold corn in horizion coop for 110.2k
2122 Sold corn in horizion coop for 110.2k
2126 Sold corn in horizion coop for 110.2k
2131 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k, market price 1569
2135 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2141 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2145 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2150 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2154 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2159 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2203 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2208 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2212 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2220 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2225 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.8k
2229 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.7k, market price 1564
2234 Sold corn in horizion coop for 109.1k, last haul was nicely 69.7k liters
Budget now 3.086m alright quite nice chunk of cash from last years harvest.
While spending this fallow year I'm already planning on purchasing some lucrative land lot with field growing soybeans. F81 which is on my farm area, middle of it actually is growing canola so I guess there is no doubt that I'll buy that. F65 grows soybeans but its on NE corner, not really far away but still lot of empty ground between it and my farm. F88 is soybeans and F89 is canola, small fields and well south central area.
Time accelerated few hours and corn went high demand on horizion coop for 1911 hehe, oh wow man if I had waited just a bit before selling I would have made so much more money :)
2246 Purchased land lot with F81 for 577.1k
2251 Started harvesting canola F81, courseplay ETA 1h 42min
Canola field had really bad yield, perhaps I had false impression after the "perfect corn" harvest, but man did the combine cut in the field for what felt like endless time before it got even half full heh. This was lime needing and only 33% fertilized canola, so guess the lack of liming and fertilizing really takes its toll on the crops. Perfect canola should give grain cart driver run for his money thats for sure, even though its not as high yielding as corn. Overall I got bored to death sitting and waiting for the combine to get full.
Did a quick calculation about profit from this canola harvest against the land price I paid, its about 250k liters of canola required in order to pay off this land lot. Now obviously its never a requirement that you get land for free (crop pays off the land price) but it is awesome bonus. Just now it looks like I wont get nowhere near those amounts of canola liters I'd need to offset the land price. So guess canola land lot purchase is not such an good idea, it has to be soybeans and more or less good preparation like fertilized and not needing plowing or lime.
Before buying the land lot I did not calculate anything, I just assumed canola is good yielding and decent paying crop that sure it would pay good chunk of the land price... but guess I was wrong. Not that this was anyway a bad purchase, in fact I would have probably bought this land lot even if it was harvested because its right in the middle of my farm area and very nice good shaped large 28ha field.
2020-03-31T0033 Finished harvesting canola F81
Got 87.9k liters of canola from this field, if we calculate it with the highest market price it would be around 204k, not even half of the land price. But like said its all good, 204k is better than paying the full land price. Next time we only buy soybeans field lands :)
Alright so that was our new land purchase and quickie (well 1h 42min courseplay ETA) harvest for this year, now we just keep time accelerating because there will be no soybeans fields for sale anymore. Maybe just maybe if I get bored I might check if lucrative fertilizer contracts are available and go scoop those in with rubicon, dunno probably not.
01/early-spring in-game 0659hrs, alright new year has started. I wish seasons would list the played years, now they don't seem to mean anything. After all that time accelerating decided to restart FS19, just in case.
Wanted to try play in real time to see how long can I last before I must time accelerate, meaning working through the pitch black nights. I really don't like the darkness but just thought I'd try how it would play out in the long run. Obviously when all the field work is done that you have to wait for crops to grow or end of the year to spring come again... you obviously are not going to wait in real time for days heh, just playing real time while you have field work going on.
0131 Purchased land lot with F02 and F84 for 233.1k and land lot with F07, F85 and F86 for 536k and land lot with F11 for 554.7k
Budget now 1.184m alright now we start a whole new year field work and seed soybeans, new crop rotation begins, aayeah! :)
0200 Started fertilizing F83, courseplay ETA 8min
0208 Finished fertilizing F83
0209 Started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 3min
0212 Finished fertilizing F01
0213 Started cultivating F83, courseplay ETA 22min
0215 Started fertilizing F03, GPS
0219 Finished fertilizing F03
0220 Started fertilizing F02, GPS
0224 Finished fertilizing F02
0225 Started fertilizing F84, GPS
0228 Finished fertilizing F84
0229 Started fertilizing F05, GPS
0232 Finished fertilizing F05
0236 Finished cultivating F83
0240 Started cultivating F03, courseplay ETA 14min
0241 Started fertilizing F06, GPS
0247 Finished fertilizing F06
Had to go refill rubicon 9000 sprayer, ran out of fertilizer only 205 liters left heh. I was thinking of buying my first tanker trailer so I could haul fertilizer to the fields, but I don't think my farm operation is that big yet, I can manage to drive my rubicon to farm and the edge of my farm area now.
0252 Started fertilizing F83, GPS
0256 Finished cultivating F03
0259 Finished fertilizing F83
0302 Started cultivating F01, courseplay ETA 11min
0305 Started fertilizing F03, GPS
0309 Finished fertilizing F03
0311 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 12min
0315 Finished cultivating F01
0316 Started cultivating F03, courseplay ETA 15min
0325 Finished fertilizing F04
0326 Started fertilizing F01, GPS
0329 Finished fertilizing F01
0334 Finished cultivating F03, started cultivating F84, courseplay ETA 7min
0336 Started fertilizing F03, GPS
0341 Finished fertilizing F03
0343 Finished cultivating F84
0344 Started cultivating F01, courseplay ETA 12min
0345 Started fertilizing F84, GPS
0347 Finished fertilizing F84
0357 Finished cultivating F01
0358 Started cultivating F04, courseplay ETA 37min
0359 Started fertilizing F01, GPS
0402 Finished fertilizing F01
0404 Started fertilizing F86, GPS
0411 Finished fertilizing F86
0412 Started lime spreading F86, courseplay ETA 19min
0434 Finished lime spreading F86
0435 Finished cultivating F04
0438 Started cultivating F06, courseplay ETA 19min
0439 Started fertilizing F86, GPS
0446 Finished fertilizing F86
0448 Started fertilizing F11, courseplay ETA 13min
0501 Finished cultivating F06
0509 Finished fertilizing F11
0510 Dead tired cant keep my eyes open, gotta call it a night, more farming tomorrow
1332 Back at FS19, our spring field work continues
1334 Started fertilizing F07, courseplay ETA 7min
1335 Started lime spreading F11, courseplay ETA 40min
1337 Started cultivating F86, courseplay ETA 18min
1344 Finished fertilizing F07
1348 Started fertilizing F06, GPS
1354 Finished fertilizing F06
1356 Finished cultivating F86
1408 Started cultivating F06, courseplay ETA 18min
1423 Finished lime spreading F11
1425 Started fertilizing F11, courseplay ETA 17min
1432 Finished cultivating F06
1433 Started cultivating F07, courseplay ETA 21min
1438 Finished fertilizing F11
1440 Started fertilizing F06, GPS
1449 Finished fertilizing F06
1454 Finished cultivating F07
1455 Started fertilizing F07, courseplay ETA 8min
1503 Finished fertilizing F07
1505 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 12min
1518 Finished fertilizing F04
1519 Started fertilizing F08, GPS
1545 Finished fertilizing F08
1546 Started fertilizing F81, courseplay ETA 20min
1548 Started cultivating F08, courseplay ETA 1h 11min
1606 Finished fertilizing F81
1607 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 13min
1609 Started lime spreading F81, courseplay ETA 55min
1622 Finished fertilizing F78
1623 Started fertilizing F80, GPS
1629 Finished fertilizing F80
1631 Started fertilizing F77, courseplay ETA 30min
1700 Finished fertilizing F77
1703 Finished lime spreading F81
1707 Finished cultivating F08
1709 Started fertilizing F81, courseplay ETA 17min
1728 Finished fertilizing F81
1729 Started cultivating F81, courseplay ETA 53min
1737 Started fertilizing F08, GPS (courselay will not generate course)
1756 Finished fertilizing F08
1825 Finished cultivating F81, started cultivating F78, courseplay ETA 42min
1826 Started fertilizing F81, courseplay ETA 18min
1845 Finished fertilizing F81
1913 Finished cultivating F78
1915 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 13min
1930 Finished fertilizing F78
1931 Started cultivating F78, courseplay ETA 39min
My field work was just coming to an end, I had some money left so decided to buy few close by fields, they were in fallow so they could join my other fields in crop rotation, also they increase my farm size evenly very nicely.
1945 Purchased land lot with F09 on it for 133.5k, land lot with F10 on it for 235.9k, land lot with F12 on it for 175.4k, land lot with F13 on it for 192.4k
Budget now 365.2k, just enough spending money for seeds and herbicide :)
1952 Started fertilizing F10, courseplay ETA 9min
2004 Finished fertilizing F10
2005 Started fertilizing F09, courseplay ETA 4min
2010 Finished fertilizing F09
2013 Started fertilizing F12, courseplay ETA 5min
2019 Finished fertilizing F12
2020 Started fertilizing F13, courseplay ETA 5min
2025 Finished fertilizing F13
2037 Finished cultivating F78
2038 Started cultivating F10, courseplay ETA 25min
2040 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 14min
2054 Finished fertilizing F78
2109 Finished cultivating F10, started fertilizing F10, courseplay ETA 9min
2111 Started cultivating F09, courseplay ETA 14min
2119 Finished fertilizing F10
01/early-spring in-game 1840hrs it is getting dark, well basically its dark already I cant see the ground anymore. Now we get to see if I manage to work through the night like play in 24hrs day without time acceleration, I know it will be so cool to get into the morning daylight break but man that long dark night ahead of me heh, lets see if I can get through it :)
In-game 1847hrs it gets darker and darker now I cant see the field surface at all anymore, I just turned on 9 minimap and drive according to its guidance and my vehicles limited lights. This will cause issues through the night but hopefully I can manage.
2129 Finished cultivating F09, started fertilizing F09, courseplay ETA 4min
2132 Started cultivating F10, courseplay ETA 25min
2134 Finished fertilizing F09
2157 Finished cultivating F10
2159 Started fertilizing F10, courseplay ETA 9min
2202 Started cultivating F12, courseplay ETA 15min
2208 Finished fertilizing F10
2225 Finished cultivating F12
2226 Started fertilizing F12, courseplay ETA 5min
2232 Finished fertilizing F12
2233 Started cultivating F12, courseplay ETA 15min
2300 Finished cultivating F12
2301 Started fertilizing F12, courseplay ETA 5min
2306 Finished fertilizing F12
All the field preparation work has been done, all fields ready for seeding. Now we just need to wait until soybeans planting season starts and weather improves so soil is above +10C degrees.
01/early-spring in-game 2026hrs so here we are the plan was to work through the nights, but heh I didn't actually plan that I would finish all the field preparation work so quickly in one gaming session. Now its dark and well I mean I have nothing to do even if it was daylight. Sure there are three fertilizing contracts but that is just nonsense that I would start to do something to pass the time haha.
Yeah how about if we forget this work through the night nonsense heh, when it gets dark you time accelerate until the morning daylight as usual :)
It was a nice idea and possibly required to do if you had animals which needed feeding or something, but no not in this kind of normal grain crop operations nope. So I'll start to time accelerate until we reach soybeans planting temperatures.
Bourgault air cart 71300 had no seeds so I topped it up, usually this is done with elmer haulmaster as it has nice auger pipe and 70k liter capacity but for a while I have been on a lookout for something better as the tractor only pulls it 63km/h. Now I tried just for fun that could I overload from bsm truck trailer into the air cart auger spoon thingy and I could, wow never knew that. So now I'm going to swap all my seed hauling from elmers haulmaster to the trucks which are faster and I think more powerful than the tractor. Great, another efficiency improvement for my farm operations across all savegames :)
BTW 70k liters of seeds from the giants refill station costs 69.2k heh, not cheap, but I guess the seeds pay themselves back big time when you seed that many soybeans :)
07/late-spring in-game 0708hrs weather is 10/11C and forecast predicts temperature wont drop below +10C anymore, so we are good to go for soybeans planting season.
2338 Started seeding soybeans F77, courseplay ETA 51min
Was great feeling to see bourgault 3420-100 paralink hoe drill putting some soybeans into the ground. I decided to take a lunch break while courseplay is driving that monster ;)
2020-04-01T0032 Hey new month just started!
Finished seeding soybeans F77
0035 Started seeding soybeans F78, courseplay ETA 29min
0036 Started herbicide spraying F77, courseplay ETA 29min
0106 Finished seeding soybeans F78 and finished herbicide spraying F77
0108 Started herbicide spraying F78, courseplay ETA 14min
0110 Started seeding soybeans F80, GPS
0119 Finished seeding soybeans F08
0122 Finished herbicide spraying F78
0123 Started herbicide spraying F80, GPS
0128 Finished herbicide spraying F80 and started seeding soybeans F08, GPS
0207 Finished seeding soybeans F08
0209 Started seeding corn F81, courseplay ETA 1h 10min
0210 Started seeding soybeans F04, courseplay ETA 28min
0211 Started herbicide spraying F08, GPS
0229 Finished herbicide spraying F08
0237 Finished seeding soybeans F04
0238 Started seeding soybeans F03, GPS
0248 Finished seeding soybeans F03
0249 Started seeding soybeans F84, GPS
0253 Finished seeding soybeans F84
0254 Started seeding soybeans F02, GPS
0301 Finished seeding soybeans F02, started seeding soybeans F01, GPS
0308 Finished seeding soybeans F01
0309 Started seeding soybeans F83, courseplay ETA 17min
0322 Finished seeding corn F81
0325 Started herbicide spraying F04, courseplay ETA 13min
0327 Finished seeding soybeans F83
0329 Started seeding soybeans F82, GPS
0336 Finished seeding soybeans F82
0338 Finished herbicide spraying F04
0340 Started seeding soybeans F07, courseplay ETA 17min
0341 Started herbicide spraying F03, GPS
0346 Finished herbicide spraying F03
0349 Started herbicide spraying F84, courseplay ETA 2min
0352 Finished herbicide spraying F84, started herbicide spraying F02, courseplay ETA 3min
0356 Finished herbicide spraying F02
Bourgault 71300 air cart ran out of seeds (25.5k liters), need to bring truck with the trailer to refill it.
0402 Started herbicide spraying F01, courseplay ETA 3min
0405 Finished seeding soybeans F07
0406 Started seeding soybeans F86, courseplay ETA 15min
0407 Finished herbicide spraying F01
0408 Started herbicide spraying F83, courseplay ETA 8min
0417 Finished herbicide spraying F83
0419 Started herbicide spraying F82, GPS
0422 Finished herbicide spraying F82
0424 Finished seeding soybeans F86, started herbicide spraying F07, courseplay ETA 7min
0425 Started seeding soybeans F06, courseplay ETA 15min
0435 Finished herbicide spraying F07
0441 Finished seeding soybeans F06
0442 Started seeding soybeans F05, GPS
0447 Finished seeding soybeans F05
0449 Started seeding soybeans F11, courseplay ETA 28min
0451 Started herbicide spraying F05, GPS
0453 Finished herbicide spraying F05
0454 Started herbicide spraying F06, courseplay ETA 7min
0500 Finished herbicide spraying F06
0501 Started herbicide spraying F86, courseplay ETA 7min
0509 Finished herbicide spraying F86
0516 Finished seeding soybeans F11
0518 Started seeding soybeans F09, courseplay ETA 11min
0526 Started herbicide spraying F11, courseplay ETA 13min
0530 Finished seeding soybeans F09
0536 Started seeding soybeans F10, courseplay ETA 18min
0545 Finished herbicide spraying F11
0546 Started herbicide spraying F09, GPS
0551 Finished herbicide spraying F09
0556 Finished seeding soybeans F10
0559 Started seeding soybeans F12, GPS
0609 Finished seeding soybeans F12
0610 Started seeding soybeans F13, courseplay ETA 13min
0612 Started herbicide spraying F10, courseplay ETA 9min
0621 Finished herbicide spraying F10
0624 Finished seeding soybeans F13
Uuuh I'm dead tired, alarm for been awake 17hrs rang a long time ago... wow this is one of the longest FS19 sessions I've had in a while, heh. Okay gotta shut it down and get ready to bed.
1803 New farming day has started. Plan was to edit today but for various reasons decided to post pone it for tomorrow april the second.
Today we continue the last remaining three herbicide spraying field works, then all we have to do is wait for our soybeans crops to grow, that takes a lot of time accelerating again. At some point the small amount of canola is ready to sell, it might be after soybeans harvest though dunno, hopefully get to do that in todays gaming-session as well.
1809 Started herbicide spraying F12, courseplay ETA 5min
1815 Finished herbicide spraying F12
1817 Started herbicide spraying F13, courseplay ETA 7min
1824 Finished herbicide spraying F13
1827 Started herbicide spraying F81, courseplay ETA 19min
1848 Finished herbicide spraying F81
That is it all the field work for soybeans planting season has been DONE! :)
Couple of fields had one single weed patch which I could not herbicide spray away. This pretty much always happens with Seasons v1.2 now, no idea why.
2031 Created North Dakota real world data terrain source files for SinisterSockz ;)
07/late-spring in-game 1626hrs, soybeans have been seeded and herbicide sprayed. Now we just wait for germination. 08/late-spring in-game 0728hrs all fields succesfully germinated. 02/early-summer in-game 0713hrs soybeans switched to growing stage.
01/early-autumn in-game 0732hrs soybeans are ready to harvest! Corn on F81 is still growing, thats fine, got plenty of doing with the soybeans first. Of course at this time of the morning crops were still wet.
In-game 1136hrs it started to rain, well so much for dry crops hehe. Forecast predicts rain until 1800hrs. At 1617hrs rain had ended, drying potential begins tomorrow at 0300hrs, so no harvesting today then.
02/early-autumn in-game 0728hrs, crops are dry, harvest begins now.
2231 Started harvesting soybeans F77, courseplay ETA 2h 9min
Two hour harvester field work oh wow, things are getting large scale in midwest horizon which is only 4km terrain. Once this soybeans harvest is done and grain sold I am buying another claas lexion 8900 combine with midwest durus 18m header, I need more harvesting capability.
2020-04-02T0047 Finished harvesting soybeans F77
0048 Started harvesting soybeans F78, courseplay ETA 1h 15min
0054 Cooking food and luch time, shut down FS19 for the moment so I don't have to stress and hurry up
0146 Lunch break over, now back to soybeans harvest
Forgot to save courseplay course so now would have to regenerate it, decided that I'm going to lease another lexion 8900 with midwest durus 18m header because doing this harvest with only one is taking way too long, I'm bored to death sitting in the grain cart tractor waiting the combine to get full.
Leased claas lexion 8900 initial cost 24.9k, per operating hour 10.2k and per day 4.8k. Hmm that per hour is quite steep price, but lets hope these harvests go by real quickly with two of these bests that the leasing costs wont bleed me dry. And leased midwest durus 18m header initial cost 8.5k, per operating hour 3.5k and per day 1.6k.
0153 Harvesting continues now with two lexion 8900s with midwest durus 18m headers, ETA 40min
0239 Finished harvesting soybeans F78
0241 Started harvesting soybeans F80, courseplay ETA 12min, 2x tools
0301 Finished harvesting soybeans F80
0304 Started harvesting soybeans F08, courseplay ETA 1h 12min, 2x tools
0433 Finished harvesting soybeans F08
0438 Started harvesting soybeans F04, courseplay ETA 36min, 2x tools
0524 Finished harvesting soybeans F04
0525 Started harvesting soybeans F03, courseplay ETA 17min, 2x tools
0542 Finished harvesting soybeans F03
0544 Started harvesting soybeans F83, courseplay ETA 23min, 2x tools
0612 Finished harvesting soybeans F83 and started harvesting soybeans F82, courseplay ETA 11min, 2x tools
0628 Finished harvesting soybeans F82
0633 Started harvesting soybeans F01, courseplay ETA 13min, 2x tools
0649 Finished harvesting soybeans F01
0650 Started harvesting soybeans F02, courseplay ETA 10min, 2x tools
0704 Finished harvesting soybeans F02
I had dream to finish this harvest in todays gaming session but I guess it was started too late in the day that only got so many hours in, as the harvest was perhaps half way through when I already got the alarm of been awake 16hrs (or was it even 17hrs hmm). Yeah time to call it a night, no farming tomorrow as I'm going to try to only edit FS19.
0707hrs Shut down FS19, no farming tomorrow...
2020-04-03T1554 New farming day has started! Yesterday edited PMC Texas Rowena 8km all day (and technically UTC today several hours at night).
Plan was to edit at least one week straight, well I managed to do the first hour and first day, but here we are now back in FS19, I just wanted to come to play and finish midwest horizon soybeans harvest.
1557 Started harvesting soybeans F84, courseplay ETA 8min, 2x tools
1608 Finished harvesting soybeans F84
Feels good to be back farming after one day of Giants Editor work ;)
1612 Started harvesting soybeans F07, courseplay ETA 20min, 2x tools
1637 Finished harvesting soybeans F07
1700 Started harvesting soybeans F86, courseplay ETA 18min, 2x tools
1719 Finished harvesting soybeans F86
1720 Started harvesting soybeans F05, courseplay ETA 6min, 2x tools
1727 Finished harvesting soybeans F05
1729 Started harvesting soybeans F06, courseplay ETA 19min, 2x tools
1750 Finished harvesting soybeans F06
1751 Started harvesting soybeans F11, courseplay ETA 41min, 2x tools
Looking at seasons calendar I'm thinking about double cropping canola, but not sure if it will make it for this harvest season before winter comes and kills it off. I think canola dies winter time heh not sure.
Wanted to try seeding without any field work and see if I can manage to fertilize spray the fields while they are growing. Usually I do three stage fertilization before even seeding.
1839 Finished harvesting soybeans F11
1841 Started harvesting soybeans F09, courseplay ETA 14min, 2x tools
1858 Finished harvesting soybeans F09
1900 Started harvesting soybeans F10, courseplay ETA 23min, 2x tools
1906 Started seeding canola F77, courseplay ETA 51min
Why wait until the harvest is over, we have courseplay and big bud 747 with bourgault 3420-100 paralink hoe drill behaves very nicely on good shape fields, so I let them go.
I'm doing proper crop rotation (soybeans, canola, corn, fallow) but still seasons dit not give me one fertilization stage bonus. Unless I'm mistaken there should be one, but oh well need to do now three fertilization passes with rubicon 9000 when field stages change, hopefully I'll manage, it would not be nice to have 66% fertilization or even less on your crop.
Guess I'll stick with my normal routine that do full fertilization before seeding, its the most relaxed way as there is always plenty of time to get it done as opposed to the time sensitive post seeding fertilization stage change monitoring.
1931 Finished harvesting soybeans F10
1936 Started harvesting soybeans F12, courseplay ETA 18min, 2x tools
1959 Started harvesting soybeans F13, courseplay ETA 18min, 2x tools
2000 Finished harvesting soybeans F12
2002 Finished seeding canola F77
2005 Started seeding canola F78, courseplay ETA 28min
2020 Finished harvesting soybeans F13
Soybeans harvest season is over! Aayeah :)
Returned leased lexion 8900 combine with the header, I don't need the header and while perhaps I could have used the combine with header lease for the corn field, its still growing so I'm not going to bleed off money with leasing waiting for the corn to be harvest ready.
Drove claas lexion 8900 to the dealership, dropped off midwest durus 18m header there, went to gas station and filled her up, then came to dealership and attached capello quasar hs16 corn header. Now its ready for the corn harvest on F81.
1.888m liters of soybeans in the farm bin silo now, if we could sold all of that with 3750 market prices it would make us 7.080m heh. Cant wait for next years soybeans best selling day, we are going to make some money.
2036 Finished seeding canola F78
Then I needed to take a break to check out new version of PMC Texas Rowena 8km and do tipCol test in 8km terrain for SinisterSockz. First I parked big bud 747 with bourgault 3420-100 paralink hoe drill into F80 and unfolded it, now its ready for next seeding.
2039 Shut down FS19 for a short break
2137 Break is over, lets continue seeding canola
02/early-autumn in-game 2004hrs night is falling quickly, time accelerated until morning daylight 03/early-autumn in-game 0735hrs. Seeding continues.
2142 Started seeding canola F80, GPS
2151 Finished seeding canola F80
2152 Started seeding canola F08, GPS
2235 Finished seeding canola F08
2237 Started seeding canola F04, courseplay ETA 25min
2311 Finished seeding canola F04, actually ended several minutes ago but got caught chatting in PMC discord heh
2313 Started seeding canola F03, courseplay ETA 11min
2327 Finished seeding canola F03
2328 Started seeding canola F83, courseplay ETA 18min
2345 Finished seeding canola F83
2350 Started seeding canola F82, GPS
2357 Finished seeding canola F82
2358 Started seeding canola F01, courseplay ETA 9min
2020-04-04T0007 Finished seeding canola F01 and started seeding canola F02, courseplay ETA 8min
0015 Finished seeding canola F02
0016 Started seeding canola F84, courseplay ETA 6min
0022 Finished seeding canola F84
0024 Started seeding canola F07, courseplay ETA 17min
0043 Finished seeding canola F07
0044 Started seeding canola F86, courseplay ETA 15min
0058 Finished seeding canola F86
0059 Started seeding canola F05, courseplay ETA h min
0103 Finished seeding canola F05
0104 Had to refill bourgault air cart
0106 Started seeding canola F06, courseplay ETA 15min
0122 Finished seeding canola F06
0124 Started seeding canola F11, courseplay ETA 26min
0149 Finished seeding canola F11
0151 Started seeding canola F09, courseplay ETA 10min
0202 Finished seeding canola F09
0203 Started seeding canola F10, courseplay ETA 18min
0221 Finished seeding canola F10
0223 Started seeding canola F12, courseplay ETA 9min
0234 Finished seeding canola F12
0235 Started seeding canola F13, courseplay ETA 14min
0249 Finished seeding canola F13
Canola double cropping has been completed. Corn in F81 is still growing. Alright things are looking nice, lets just hope the canola will manage to be harvest ready before winter kills it off.
Now fertilization... yeah, NONE of my fields have now ANY fertilization hehe. So I need to start running that big old rubicon 9000 around a lot, then also few fields are needing lime, again I recall and assume its still possible to spread lime even after seeding. Not sure how I can manage to get three growth stage switches on all fields except the lime ones (they need two) in order for me to get all the fertilizer to the ground. Lets get started.
0255 Started fertilizing F77, GPS
0317 Finished fertilizing F77
0318 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 13min
0333 Finished fertilizing F78
0334 Started fertilizing F80, GPS
0338 Finished fertilizing F80
0339 Started fertilizing F08, GPS
0356 Finished fertilizing F08
0358 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 13min
0411 Finished fertilizing F04
0412 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 7min
0421 Finished fertilizing F03
0422 Started fertilizing F83, courseplay ETA 8min
0437 Finished fertilizing F83
0438 Started fertilizing F82, GPS
0440 Finished fertilizing F82
0441 Started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 4min
0446 Finished fertilizing F01
0450 Started fertilizing F02, courseplay ETA 3min
0453 Finished fertilizing F02
0454 Started fertilizing F84, courseplay ETA 2min
0456 Finished fertilizing F84
0458 Started fertilizing F07, courseplay ETA 7min
0506 Finished fertilizing F07
0507 Started fertilizing F86, courseplay ETA ?min
0514 Finished fertilizing F86
0515 Started fertilizing F05, GPS
0517 Finished fertilizing F05
0518 Started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 7min
0525 Finished fertilizing F06
0527 Started fertilizing F11, courseplay ETA 13min
0541 Finished fertilizing F11
0545 Started fertilizing F09, courseplay ETA 4min
0549 Finished fertilizing F09
0550 Started fertilizing F10, courseplay ETA 8min
0559 Finished fertilizing F10
0600 Started fertilizing F12, courseplay ETA 5min
0611 Finished fertilizing F12
0612 Started fertilizing F13, courseplay ETA 7min
0620 Finished fertilizing F13
First stage of fertilization is done, some weed patches already popped up. Would be nice to spray the weeds but you cant see where you sprayed because the field color is now dark/wet from this fertilizer spraying heh. Oh well we move to lime spreading and wait for germination to happen which changes field color again.
Attempted to spread lime to the fields that need it... but it would not stick, apparently you cannot lime after seeding. I never tried it so had no idea, oh well learned something new today. So now I have F01, F04, F06, F07, F12 and F13 that need lime, that takes away some yield from my canola. This canola double cropping was a slight mistake, should have done it the right way going through all the fields with fert and cultivating etc for full 100% fertilizing state.
Next it was time accelerating until germination happen so I can fertilize spray some more, assuming it works in the germination stage heh I think it will :)
0636 Started fertilizing F77, courseplay ETA 28min
0706 Finished fertilizing F77
0707 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 14min
0724 Finished fertilizing F78
Corn on F81 was ready to harvest so I drove harvester, truck and grain cart next to the field but need to wait before starting as crops are wet.
0725 Started fertilizing F80, courseplay ETA 5min
0730 Finished fertilizing F80
0733 Started fertilizing F08, GPS
0750 Finished fertilizing F08
0751 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 13min
0806 Finished fertilizing F04
Dead tired its time to call it a night, shut down FS19...
1600 Back at PMC Gaming, FS19 booted up, we continue... umm where we left off last night :)
1601 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 6min
Thinking back about yesterday the decision to double crop canola right after harvest without any field work preparations, that was a big mistake. I just simply got greedy in my farming enthusiasm. Never get greedy or be in a hurry, always do proper meticulous field work before seeding your fields. Whats the point of farming if you're doing a half measure work like skipping fertilization.
It was really refreshing lesson to learn that you cannot spread lime after seeding, now I'm suffering the result of lower yield in canola then. Well today I'm continuing farming and trying my best to work on the fields as much as I can do with the above limitations. With rubicon 9000 "row crop" tires and field growth stage changes I should be able to fertilize full three stages 100% status, it just needs careful monitoring of those stages and immediate work when stage has changed.
No more half measures :)
1608 Finished fertilizing F03, started fertilizing F83, courseplay ETA 7min
1623 Finished fertilizing F83
1641 Started fertilizing F82, GPS
1645 Finished fertilizing F82, started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 3min
1651 Finished fertilizing F01, started fertilizing F02, courseplay ETA 3min
1656 Finished fertilizing F02, started fertilizing F84, courseplay ETA 2min
1659 Finished fertilizing F84
1701 Started fertilizing F07, courseplay ETA 7min
1708 Finished fertilizing F07, started fertilizing F86, courseplay ETA 7min
1716 Finished fertilizing F86, started fertilizing F05, GPS
1719 Finished fertilizing F05, started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 7min
1726 Finished fertilizing F06
1727 Started fertilizing F11, courseplay ETA 13min
1740 Finished fertilizing F11
1742 Started fertilizing F09, courseplay ETA 5min
1747 Finished fertilizing F09
1748 Started fertilizing F10, courseplay ETA 8min
1759 Finished fertilizing F10
1800 Started fertilizing F12, courseplay ETA 5min
1805 Was refilling rubicon when I ran out of cash, had to take a quick 50k loan
1811 Finished fertilizing F12
1812 Started fertilizing F13, courseplay ETA 7min
1819 Finished fertilizing F13
Second stage of fertilization completed for all our fields. Crops are dry, now its time to start corn harvesting F81.
1824 Started harvesting corn F81, courseplay ETA 2h 33min
1827 Started herbicide spraying F77, courseplay ETA 40min
1858 Finished herbicide spraying F77
1859 Started herbicide spraying F78, courseplay ETA 14min
1914 Finished herbicide spraying F78
1915 Started herbicide spraying F80, courseplay ETA 5min
1921 Finished herbicide spraying F80
1925 Started herbicide spraying F08, GPS
1944 Nap time...
2333 Yawn it was a good nap and a meal. Now lets continue farming
2346 Finished herbicide spraying F08
2348 Started herbicide spraying F04, courseplay ETA 12min
2020-04-05T0002 Finished herbicide spraying F04
0003 Started herbicide spraying F03, courseplay ETA 7min
0012 Finished herbicide spraying F03
0019 Started herbicide spraying F83, courseplay ETA 8min
0036 Finished herbicide spraying F83, started herbicide spraying F82, GPS
0040 Finished herbicide spraying F82
0042 Started herbicide spraying F01, courseplay ETA 4min
0047 Finished herbicide spraying F01
0048 Started herbicide spraying F02, courseplay ETA 3min
0054 Finished herbicide spraying F02
0055 Started herbicide spraying F84, courseplay ETA 2min
0058 Finished herbicide spraying F84
0100 Started herbicide spraying F07, courseplay ETA 7min
0107 Finished herbicide spraying F07, started herbicide spraying F86, courseplay ETA 7min
0115 Finished herbicide spraying F86
0116 Started herbicide spraying F05, GPS
0118 Finished herbicide spraying F05
0120 Started herbicide spraying F06, courseplay ETA 7min
0128 Finished herbicide spraying F06
0129 Started herbicide spraying F11, courseplay ETA 13min
0131 Finished harvesting corn F81
Made a decision... Midwest Horizon v1.3.1 gives 30FPS so while spending my time on 30FPS inducing terrain I might as well do it on PMC terrains with huge fields large scale farming, so I am going to finish this harvest and then giving this career a long pause.
I need to switch over to editing terrains anyways, it just feels like wasted time when I'm not playing even on PMC terrains making videos out of them and getting valuable play-testing done. Terrain editing wise its like double waste of time for me.
So now my focus is to finish field work, wait for canola to be harvest ready, harvest it, park my vehicles and then give this savegame a rest.
0144 Finished herbicide spraying F11
0146 Started herbicide spraying F09, courseplay ETA 4min
0152 Finished herbicide spraying F09
0156 Started herbicide spraying F10, courseplay ETA 8min
0206 Finished herbicide spraying F10
0211 Started herbicide spraying F12, courseplay ETA 5min
0216 Finished herbicide spraying F12, started herbicide spraying F13, courseplay ETA 7min
0224 Finished herbicide spraying F13
Herbicide spraying is complete, weeds are gone. Next is last stage of fertilizing and for that I need to time accelerate until next stage of growth is switched. I must say... that new round of rubicon 9000 spraying sound really boring right now. But as said whats the point of farming if you're not doing it right.
04/mid-autumn in-game 1916hrs night is falling and field growth stage needs to be changed so time accelerated until morning.
03/early-winter in-game 1710hrs started to time accelerate in one hour increments with 1200 speed because corn market price hit 1500 which is very good already, tomorrow 0000hrs and soon after the market price is the highest on my experience, then I'm going to start hauling that 610k liters into horizion coop.
Corn market price at 2208hrs is 1532. At 2306hrs its 1539. 04/mid-winter in-game 0011hrs corn market price is 1545. At 0109hrs its 1540 so price decreasing. Make a good note: best market selling price is always at the designated day just after 0000hrs midnight, do not time accelerate/wait until much after that, start hauling the grain at midnight, in the darkness, have that courseplay course ready to go heh.
0304 Sold corn in horizion coop for 107.8k, market price 1540
0308 Sold corn in horizion coop for 107.8k
Regarding canola double cropping, it was completely my mistake as I did it on 03/early-autumn which means any canola seeded at autumn goes to NEXT YEARS harvest season, my assumption was that I get to harvest them this year, I was wrong.
No big deal its just different time to seed it and huge time to wait until its harvest ready, I'd just like to keep stuff within the same year I mean I rather seed in spring anyways so double croppping to next year feels somehow odd to me, aaanyways. For FS19 in-game use (err what else there is? haha) it just means 9 full days to 6000 speed time acceleration through the spring. Well time accelerate and do the third stage of fertilization when growth stage switches.
0312 Sold corn in horizion coop for 107.8k
0316 Sold corn in horizion coop for 107.8k
0321 Sold corn in horizion coop for 107.8k
0325 Sold corn in horizion coop for 107.8k
0329 Sold corn in horizion coop for 107.8k
0334 Sold corn in horizion coop for 107.8k, last full load
0339 Sold corn in horizion coop for 78.2k, only 50.8k liters
Budget now 887.4k and I already paid off the 75k bank loan which was taken for fertilizer and herbicide purchases. That is pretty nice sum of money, I could buy some land but thats not my goal now, all I want to do is to harvest this canola and exit from this Start From Zero career for hopefully a long time.
We continue time accelerating until fertilizing becomes possible. But I realized on 05/mid-winter in-game 0850hrs that weather is -5/-2C so hmm fertilizing is not possible when ground is frozen, ah right, so we wait until spring time when ground becomes available for working.
01/early-spring in-game 0756hrs welcome to a new farming year! New year new season etc, yeeah. Also at the same time ground is not frozen anymore weather 4/2C and third growth stage switched into my canola fields. Lets start fertilizing them, again.
0359 Started fertilizing F77, courseplay ETA 31min
0429 Finished fertilizing F77
0430 Started fertilizing F78, courseplay ETA 14min
0444 Finished fertilizing F78
0445 Started fertilizing F81, courseplay ETA 18min
0503 Finished fertilizing F81
0504 Started fertilizing F80, courseplay ETA 5min
0506 Started ploughing F81, courseplay ETA 1h 25min
Plowing F81 after corn harvest was not on the goal, but hey as it runs solely on courseplay why not let it run on the background while I'm concentrating on fertilizing.
0509 Finished fertilizing F80
0510 Started fertilizing F08, GPS
0528 Finished fertilizing F08
0537 Started fertilizing F04, courseplay ETA 13min
0554 Finished fertilizing F04
0555 Started fertilizing F03, courseplay ETA 6min
0602 Finished fertilizing F03
0603 Started fertilizing F83, courseplay ETA 7min
0612 Finished fertilizing F83
0613 Started fertilizing F82, GPS
0616 Finished fertilizing F82
0617 Started fertilizing F01, courseplay ETA 3min
0620 Finished fertilizing F01
0621 Started fertilizing F02, courseplay ETA 4min
0625 Finished fertilizing F02
0626 Started fertilizing F84, courseplay ETA 2min
0628 Finished fertilizing F84
0630 Started fertilizing F07, courseplay ETA 7min
0635 Finished ploughing F81
0637 Finished fertilizing F07
0638 Started fertilizing F86, courseplay ETA 7min
0645 Finished fertilizing F86
0646 Started fertilizing F05, GPS
0647 Finished fertilizing F05
0648 Started fertilizing F06, courseplay ETA 7min
0655 Finished fertilizing F06
0656 Started fertilizing F11, courseplay ETA 13min
0715 Finished fertilizing F11
Clouds were moving super fast on the sky and that freaked me out, decided to restart FS19 just in case something bugged in seasons etc.
0718 Started fertilizing F09, courseplay ETA 4min
0722 Finished fertilizing F09
0723 Started fertilizing F10, courseplay ETA 8min
0732 Finished fertilizing F10
0740 Started fertilizing F12, courseplay ETA 5min
0746 Finished fertilizing F12, started fertilizing F13, courseplay ETA 7min
0754 Finished fertilizing F13
Final fertilization field work done, now all fields got 100% fertilization. Too bad about the few fields having lime issues but heh what can you do (well, proper field work haha). Felt good to have this task done. Unfortunately it was very late at the day, I did took that nap but I was expecting that any moment/hour now I'll get tired and have to stop playing. I was hoping one of those insomnia nights that I could press on playing for hours like 18-20hrs etc.
I wanted to finish this canola harvest and then with good "memory" (eh difficult to explain) save the game, backup it and then take a long break from this savegame while I edit and only play on PMC terrains. But that might be not possible, the harvest lasts for hours and hours for all the fields and would be amazing if I could stay up that long, so it might be tomorrow when I get to sign off here. But hey, I'll try...
After I took claas lexion 8900 to pickup the normal grain header I parked it to my farm area, then time acceleration begun to field getting harvest ready state.
01/early-summer in-game 0623hrs canola harvest season has begun, crops are still growing. Decided to purchase another combine because the upcoming harvest will be dreadfully slow with only one.
- harvester claas lexion 8900 18k liter with guidance steering 504.5k - header 12m corn capello quasar hs16 90k - header 18m midwest durus with colors 169.4k
0820 Purchased the above setup, budget now 84.1k.
Canola is ready to harvest, aayeah lets begin! Funnily I just started to feel tired on my eyes which means I don't have much time left until the real yawns begin, well ok perhaps few hours dunno. But I'll continue as long as my eyes keep open, I really want to get this harvest done.
0827 Started harvesting canola F77, courseplay ETA 1h 16min, 2x tools
0843 First yawn, this is not promising heh
0909 Hardware glitch, had to reboot Gaming computer
After that hardware glitch when I started FS19 and loaded this savegame, date was 01/early-spring 0640hrs, but everything else seem to be OK. Err how did the seasons date reset all of the sudden?
Very odd as seasons shows now weather 3/16C, eh a bit broken weather system we currently have. Everything else in the savegame looks to be OK, I cant find anything out of the ordinary, it just somehow resetted the days to zero so to speak.
0945 Way too tired, had to shut it down...
1802 After a good nights sleep back at FS19, now we finish this canola harvest, possibly sell some grain and then put this savegame on long break.
I'm feeling great, a lot of motivation to finish this harvest and conclude this part of Start From Zero career for this terrain. Looking forward for editing terrains again. A lot of motivation, this harvest will be done in no time, I'll be doing the usual ALT-TAB to watch youtube videos/twitch streams but try to maintain no delays in my harvest. I am going to get this done, as quickly as possible.
1814 Finished harvesting canola F77, started harvesting canola F78, courseplay ETA 36min, 2x tools
1901 Finished harvesting canola F78
1913 Started harvesting canola F80, courseplay ETA 12min, 2x tools
1943 Finished harvesting canola F80
1945 Started harvesting canola F08, courseplay ETA 1h 12min, 2x tools
2101 Finished harvesting canola F08
2105 Started harvesting canola F04, courseplay ETA 34min, 2x tools
2151 Finished harvesting canola F04
01/early-spring in-game 1905hrs night has fallen, time accelerated to 02/early-spring in-game 0722hrs, ah nice daylight, time accelerated some more until crops were dry at 1612hrs, now we continue canola harvest.
2155 Started harvesting canola F03, courseplay ETA 15min, 2x tools
2213 Finished harvesting canola F03
2219 Started harvesting canola F83, courseplay ETA 23min, 2x tools
2246 Finished harvesting canola F83
2247 Started harvesting canola F82, courseplay ETA 11min, 2x tools
2304 Finished harvesting canola F82
2306 Started harvesting canola F01, courseplay ETA 12min, 2x tools
2321 Finished harvesting canola F01
2323 Started harvesting canola F02, courseplay ETA 10min, 2x tools
2337 Finished harvesting canola F02
2338 Started harvesting canola F84, courseplay ETA 7min, 2x tools
2346 Finished harvesting canola F84
Took a short brek to eat some lunch. 02/early-spring in-game 1830hrs its getting dark, time accelerated to 03/early-spring in-game 1118hrs when crops were dry. Harvest continues.
2020-04-06T0030 Started harvesting canola F07, courseplay ETA 20min, 2x tools
0052 Finished harvesting canola F07
0054 Started harvesting canola F86, courseplay ETA 18min, 2x tools
0120 Finished harvesting canola F86
0122 Started harvesting canola F05, courseplay ETA 11min
0136 Finished harvesting canola F05
0138 Started harvesting canola F06, courseplay ETA 20min, 2x tools
0159 Finished harvesting canola F06
0201 Started harvesting canola F11, courseplay ETA 40min, 2x tools
0249 Finished harvesting canola F11
0250 Started harvesting canola F09, courseplay ETA 14min, 2x tools
0308 Finished harvesting canola F09
0309 Started harvesting canola F10, courseplay ETA 22min, 2x tools
0334 Finished harvesting canola F10
0339 Started harvesting canola F12, courseplay ETA 21min, 2x tools
0357 Lexion 8900 number one ran out of gas, well was about to, drove it manually to refuel from gas station
0407 Finished harvesting canola F12
0408 Started harvesting canola F13, courseplay ETA 17min, 2x tools
0427 Finished harvesting canola F13
Great feeling to finish that canola harvest, not only the usual sense of accomplishment on finishing harvest but because my goal now is to stop playing this savegame and continue editing. But before I stop anything I will sell all the canola and soybeans, I want them moneyz ;)
Even though at worst case scenario I'm never going to play this savegame again (yikes!?) I still drove all the vehicles back to my farm yard by F77 and F78, parked them all nicely lined up there for the winter.
Found one header width patch of canola from F78 which I combined away heh while another combine was driving back to the farm yard. Unloaded last canola from fendt 1050 pulled elmers haulmaster into farm bin silo.
Farm bin silo now has canola 1.274m and soybeans the same old 1.888m liters. Hmm ok thats odd, why do I have more soybeans than canola? Did the fields that needed lime really reduce the yield that much, sounds pretty unbelievable. Or did I already have some soybeans before the harvest, heh I cant remember that far back :)
Next we time accelerate until soybeans best market price selling day arrives, thats 04/mid-summer, then canola market price skyrockets 09/late-autumn to 01/early-winter.
03/early-summer in-game 2306hrs soybeans market price 3764. At 0004hrs its 3786. Decided to start selling, unfortunately selling point is at coopers farm grain on long way other side of the terrain.
0512 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 252.8k, market price 3788 (I think few liters were sold and then restarted selling heh)
0525 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 265.4k, market price 3791
0537 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 265.6k, market price 3794
0550 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 265.8k, market price 3797
0604 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 264.9k, market price 3785
0616 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 265.1k, market price 3788
0629 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 265.3k, market price 3790
0644 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for (tipping failure)k, market price 3793
0658 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 265.6k, market price 3795
0710 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 264.7k, market price 3781
0723 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 264.8k, market price 3782
0736 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 264.8k, market price 3784
0748 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 264.9k, market price 3785
0801 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 263.9k, market price 3770
0814 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 263.9k
0828 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 263.9k
0841 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 263.9k
0855 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 263.9k
0907 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for (tipping failure)k, market price 3756
0920 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 262.9k
0926 So tired cant keep my eyes open, have to get some sleep..
1758 New farming day started, back in grain selling
I feel quite frustrated even at fresh new day starting because Start From Zero Midwest Horizon was supposed to be wrapped up was it like THREE days ago now and I'm still here, still playing... its like farmsim game is this mean nasty bitch where there are no escape from ;)
Indeed I should be editing terrains, play testing only PMC terrains... not wasting my time playing "just for fun", damn these first world problems I'm having :)
1803 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 262.9k
1816 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 262.9k
1828 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 262.9k
04/mid-summer in-game 0508hrs I can see sun coming over the horizon but ground is still shrouded in darkness (its still dark), I have been hauling soybeans ALL NIGHT, this is crazy..
1840 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 261.8k, market price 3741
1853 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 261.8k
1905 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 261.8k, last full load
1919 Sold soybeans in cooper farms grain for 255.3k, only 68.2k liters
Soybeans has been sold, farm bin silo has no stock left. Oh wow this selling speed took forever, just insane amounts of time. Started in-game about 0100hrs and now its in-game 0550hrs, uuh... FS19 is a time sink, did I ever tell you that?
Well sure, get more trucks... of course, that is an option. I was thinking of buying second truck as it would cut down this hauling time. Even getting an another trailer with a dolly to this truck, but as odd as it sounds Midwest Horizon feels too small for such "road train" truck trailer setup, at least to me it would feel uncomfortable.
Next we have 1.274m liters of canola to sell, best market price will be at 09/late-autumn and 01/early-winter it seems, so we are looking at some time accelerating.
Bizarre thing is that more time it takes to sell this grain... the more I feel like continuing playing, sort of eyeballing what lands to buy next and then starting to field work on them, heh. That would be bad ;)
I decided that hell with the money, next grain sales goes definitely to horizion coop which is just a minute or less away from my farm bin silo, I am not going to do these 10 minute (dunno but feels like it, or more) round trips to cooper farmers grain other side of the terrain anymore.
Topped up the gas tank on my truck. Budget now 7.205m oh wow seven million and that was just the soybeans, still canola to sell. Soon I get to buy whole Midwest Horizon hehe!
01/early-winter in-game 0004hrs canola market price is 2254 which is good, its 2273 in cooper farms grain but that is so far away and price difference so small that obviously I'm going to haul to horizion coop.
Started to haul canola to horizion coop, gimme that money. Actually felt really tired again sleep wise, did not get proper hours of sleep last night so now the tired mode activated, lost all energy to do anything. But I'll try to struggle through this grain sell.
1951 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
1956 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2000 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2004 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2008 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2013 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2017 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2021 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2022 Dead tired cant keep my eyes open, nap time ...
2323 Yawn nap time is over, now have plenty of energy, lets continue selling canola!
2326 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2330 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2334 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2338 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.8k
2343 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.6k, market price 2251
2347 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.6k
2351 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.6k
2356 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.6k
2002-04-07T0000 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.6k
0004 Sold canola in horizion coop for 157.6k, last full load
0009 Sold canola in horizion coop for 31.8k, only 14.1k liters
Aayeah all the grain has been sold! Whohooo! ;)
Budget now 10.075m oh wow nice chunk of change, I love it.
Parked my grain truck all nicely along with other vehicles, then time accelerated to 01/early-winter in-game 0949hrs... and then... then I didn't know what to do. Just idled in discord and watched my old Start From Scratch FS17 Cornbelt career videos.
When you don't know what to do, spend all your money. heh so I decided to purchase all the lands I could afford around my farm (F77/F78).
0101 Purchased land lot with F79 on it for 255.7k
F73 on it for 171.6k
F15-F17 on it for 591.7k
F20 and F21 on it for 399.3k
F22 on it for 329.6k
F23 on it for 369k
F14 on it for 587.2k
F19 on it for 38.5k
F18 on it for 495k
F76 on it for 56.2k
F75 on it for 301.7k
F74 on it for 299.4k
F71 and F72 on it for 370.3k
F24 on it for 229.3k
F67 on it for 233.1k
F70 on it for 241.4k
F46 on it for 218.9k
F43-F45 on it for 312.3k
F66 on it for 256.7k
F62 and F69 on it for 1.263m
F63 on it for 118.7k
F68 on it for 156.5k
F64 on it for 348.3k
F65 on it for 166.4k
F47 and F48 on it for 308k
F57 on it for 208.6k
F49 and F55 on it for 204.9k
F61 on it for 134.3k
F60 on it for 52.8k
F58 and F59 on it for 332k
F56 on it for 120.4k
F51 and F52 on it for 122.7k
F50 on it for 76.3k
F26 and F27 on it for 99.7k
F92 on it for 436.8k
Shopping! Shopping! So yeah, budget now 167.4k and I bet that money runs out real quickly when I start to refill fertilizer, seeds and herbicide... but we'll figure it out.
0155 Shut down FS19, time to take a long PMC terrain editing and play testing break from Star From Zero Midwest Horizon...