Today we are replanting soybeans. Sometimes the illusion is that every day is perfect sunrises and sunsets if you follow farms and farmers on social media. We all have frustrating, maddening days like everyone else. This field was well on its way to a great looking field of beans a week or two ago but being planted in a window of cold weather combined with a little chemical injury due to cold and disease brought on by that cold the population started dropping so here we are. June 9th and we are out re planting hoping to save as much yield as we can. Not all days are bluebird days, but we still love what we do.
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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.
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.