Last September we seeded our first round of cover crops on roughly 200 acres. These crops that we will never harvest are probably the most exciting thing on the farm right now for me. What is a Cover Crop A cover crop does just what it says. It covers the soil during the period between [...]
It’s been a short farm work week with Christmas, but we still had a lot going on. Take a look to see what we’ve been up to this week!
Harvest began this week! And that’s pretty much what we’ve been up to! In a post earlier this week I talked about what kind of yields we’ve seen so far as a result of the drought. Different soil types have different capacities for yield, but this year the changes from one part of a field [...]
My parents have an exceptional soybean plant near their house. This plant is actually on the edge of a neighbor’s corn field and has managed to survive the growing season. Dad counted the pods on this plant estimating an entire field of soybeans like this one could yield 250 bushels per acre. In our area [...]
This is a short week after taking Memorial Day off. I spent most of the week hauling corn, both dent and waxy, that we have sold recently. We’ve also had some good progress on getting the old model 45 combine cleaned up and tuned up in hopes of cutting some wheat with it soon. Enjoy [...]