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 [...]
Critics of conventional farming often decry the use of herbicides. Herbicides that are not organic anyway. That’s all fine and dandy, but the problem I see with the arguments some people present is they contain no substance. Take a look at this Facebook post on the Kellogg’s Facebook page that I shared to my blog page to [...]
Farms tend to accumulate scrap metal over time. A few times a year we load the dump truck with junk and haul it to the scrap yard where they recycle the metal. Today we have less junk (almost none actually) in the old hog lot, and $104 more in our pockets. Easy!
You may remember a while back when I wrote a post about biotech sweet corn, and how it could greatly reduce pesticide applications. Thanks to the popularity of that post (which still gets hits almost daily) I was afforded an opportunity by Monsanto to take delivery of a few freshly harvested ears of Seminis® Performance [...]
I want to repost these thoughts I had on a post by Dairy Carrie from her blog. It’s interesting that in the United States when the vast majority of us have access to food pretty readily that we seem to complain about it a lot. Many parts of the world have a hard time getting by [...]
Just fine I would say. This picture is of a bit land in the middle of a field that drowned out early in the growing season. None of the corn made it even after a second planting. All the growth you see here has occurred since late May or early June. I had to get [...]