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Well, it’s been almost one and a half years since I have updated this blog, so I will admit it, I am a #crappyblogger. We are going to work to change that and have at least a couple updates a month here to keep everyone updated on the happenings on the farm and in our lives on the farm. If we fail in that endeavour, I will refer to the aforementioned hashtag and you can too!
Spring planting got off to a very dry start and the last week has brought 4.3 inches of rain. The conditions prior to that rain were incredibly difficult to plant in and we only put in around 160 acres. Now, with ample moisture to plant into and a weather forecast that looks favorable we plan to roll by the weekend on #plant16.
Below are a few photos from the spring here on the farm.
#Harvest14 is off and going on our farm as of a couple days ago. We look forward to a good harvest and hope everyone else has a bountiful one along with a safe one. Her are a few photos as we got the first field of soybeans opened up and some ears from when we were out checking moisture on the corn.
Been a slow last week here from the crop standpoint. Received 2.5-4.5 inches of rain last week and started off Monday and Tuesday both with rain and another 1/2 inch. We have around 375 acres of corn in the ground and are ready to roll on both corn and soybeans at the same time here in the next few days.
Time has been spent treating soybeans and taking care of the seed business along with coaching my son’s USSSA baseball team. A few pics from the week are below.
Gravity irrigation. We are in full out irrigation mode. Very dry here. To say we are out of the drought right here is a fallacy!!!
Irrigating the popcorn by pivot irrigation. Also putting fertilizer thru the pivot
A quick family visit to the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska while at a baseball tourney.
Our kids with their cousins from Texas and California post dinner.