Well, we are finished.
What a wonderful feeling.
We have all our seeds in the ground and were blessed with rain to help nourish the crop.
I got my farmer back as a result.
Well, let me rephrase. We had a normal conversation at 7 PM, instead of 1 AM like the last few weeks have been.
It is pretty exciting.
Now, on to summer.
Which sometimes equals more late nights, days filled with endless projects that are reserved just for the summer, and days filled with heat.
Depending on what type of farmer you are you may be busier during certain times of year and less busy during others. Since we raise beef cattle and also crops we tend to have years where there just isn’t enough time in the day. If we were to only raise crops, we may have a little bit more flexibility.
The more diversified you are the more busy you can get.
This planting season seems to be rolling smoothly for most farmers. There have been a few days of rain- but nothing to get too worried about yet. There is such a thing as “too much rain”. Crops get washed out and have to be replanted..which is never, ever a good feeling.
I was able to catch a few photos of the last days of planting. I went to the fields a million times it felt like and I never seemed to remember to take a picture!
|Field Cultivating- Tilling up the field.|
|Quick break to fuel up the tractor.|
|Watching Daddy leave.|
|Loading the planter with soybeans.|
|Planting just after dusk.|