Friday, July 1, 2011

Farmer Fridays - It's going to be a busy weekend

Although this year's planting season started off extremely slow due to Mother Nature, it appears we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel but that means it is going to be one busy weekend on our family farm.

As you know, we finished planting a couple of weeks ago and although there is always a huge collective sigh of relief once all of our corn and soybeans are planted; the work does not end there.  We've kept quite busy since we finished planting and our list of activities for this weekend includes finishing wheat harvest,

applying anhydrous ammonia to the final two fields of corn,

spraying our soybeans, and possibly planting soybeans on top of the wheat stubble (the field where we harvested the wheat).  (This is called double cropping because we are going to attempt to get 2 crops out of the same field in the same year.)

So needless to say The Farmer and his dad will be ready to have some down time on the 4th of July when we have our annual family cookout and fireworks show which will probably include some fishing.

Happy 4th of July!!


  1. Enjoy your holiday! I know my hubby is looking forward to a day of r & r too!

  2. Happy fourth to you as well. Summers are always so busy, but so fun!

  3. Have a great 4th Friend! If you need a swimming pool, come on down. I will have the margaritas waiting. Miss you:(

  4. Our wheat tested 14.7 before it rained up here Friday. Sigh...Maybe Tuesday???? Happy 4th


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