#Plant14 Arrives After A Long Winter

tractor-planter.jpgThis picture is deceiving. It was cold. The planter is ready to go, but we had to wait a few days to get started. We moved the tractor and planter out of the shed to put more seed corn away.

best-seed-corn-bag-design.jpgStone Seed Group has the best designed bags of the 6 seed companies we bought from this year.

planter-in-mirror.jpgBill started planting late afternoon on Thursday. That way he didn’t start on the dreaded Friday. Also our dually is not a good choice of trucks to take seed to the field. One of the tires drives on the row.

soil-temperature-test.jpgThe sky was cloudy but it was nice temps. The ground temperature at 4 inches was 52 degrees. The ground worked up nicely. William said it was time to go. The auto steer wouldn’t work. Our dealer worked and worked on it but couldn’t make it go. So the old style markers it is. But Bill can’t keep up with twitter. Such sacrifices.

Crazy Spring Weather

Weather. Can’t control it. Can’t live without it.

It’s never boring on the farm unless you are working ground or on the 20th day in the combine or doing bookwork. Anyway here is what we’ve been up to since the last post. And welcome to all the new subscribers. So glad you want to follow along.

seed corn delivered

We got our fist load of seed corn delivered. Dang it was cold that day.

fireworks store

Judi spoke at Missouri State to a ag business class about websites. William had to stop here on the way home for the kids.

bella lakelandBella placed 2nd individual overall in questions at the Lakeland Community College livestock judging contest. The team placed 2nd overall also which included Theo.

snow formationWe had a lovely late season snow. Bella’s classes at LLCC were even cancelled.

forage institute

Judi and the boys went to Blackhawk College to the forage institute.

disking ruts

William is disking in ruts around the new barn.

spring planting small seed

April 4 we planted waterways and filter strips at the Hagney Road farm. We also sowed seed around the new barn and the hay field there.

Next I’ll post a video we took sowing filter strips.

barn at easterEaster Sunday. Putting in silage for the cattle. Z is watering the trees they just planted. Just need some green grass and the picture would be perfect.