Finally we're planting!!!
It seems like it's been raining for 30 days straight here in the Heartland - oh wait - it has! Thank goodness Mother Nature let up a little last week and allowed the ground to dry up a bit! In fact, on Thursday, Big D was finally able to get in the fields and get some corn planted. Yeeehaw!!!
So now from here on out from sun up to sun down and a few dark hours in between he'll be in the field getting the corn and (soy)beans planted. Once we're finished here at the home farm (in Indiana) - we'll load most of our equipment up and haul butt over to Ohio (where my family has farmed since 1847) to finish planting ideally before the end of May!
Big D isn't a big fan of his mug flashing on my blog - but I was able to capture a couple shots of his first day in the field (planting), without him knowing.
*Que evil laugh ... muwahaha!
|Filling the seed hoppers with Pioneer corn seed. |
Click here for a full explanation of how we select seed each season.
|Meanwhile, our local co-op is filling our fertilizer hopper with product, |
which we then use to fill our fertilizer bins on the planter.
If you happen to pass a farmer in the field or the road, please give him a friendly wave - he is working so hard to help provide a safe, wholesome and affordable food supply for all of us!
(This post was originally scheduled for Friday, May 13)