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Crops

3 Jun

I can already tell this picture was from last weekend.  The corn has grown a lot since then.

This makes me smile.  It looks like summer on the farm.  And I am home for summer break now.  Yesterday was my last day of the school year.

Odds and Ends

18 May

My corn was planted this weekend.  After a cold, wet start to the spring planting season, farmers have been planting as quickly as they can to get everything planted. Now we just have to hope for a good growing season.

My garden was tilled this weekend as well.  I’m afraid to plant because it’s supposed to be pretty cool this coming weekend.  I’ll probably wait until next week to plant.

It’s smaller this year because I just can’t keep up with everything.  Also, we are leaving for two weeks for vacation this summer, so I need to have a bit less to deal with.

Salem–just because he’s cute.

Um. At some point, I need to decide what to do with the blog while we are gone–just post a couple of farm pictures each day or maybe give a few vacation updates.

The chickens and goose are sharing a nest in their new accommodations.

I’m still working on getting my yards into shape.  I did manage to get a lot more tamed down this past weekend. Caroline was helping me with cleaning up some scrub mulberry.

I even managed to get everything under the windmill cleaned up.

I have been cutting a lot of asparagus for the last week.  It just came up like crazy when we turned warm.  I’ve already cut more than I got all of last year.

I did my first planting of the year.  I put in some rhubarb.

Hopefully, my dog will not destroy it.

Fall Field Work

21 Nov

Usually, after we harvest the crops, we’re done in the fields.  They just lay fallow for the winter.

Next spring we’ll plant corn in my field.  You have to apply anhydrous to help provide nitrogen for the corn.  The prices of everything in farming is expensive, but the prices of anhydrous predicted for next spring is absolutely exorbitant.

That means, my nephew has been applying it this fall before the prices go up.

It’s probably not as effective; some will be lost over the winter, but there’s no way to even break even with the predicted prices.

In good news, we’ve had a fairly wet November, and we are officially back at just being abnormally dry.

Hopefully we’ll get another good rain or two before the ground freezes.