It was a wet week for this Farm Week in Pictures! We had rain almost every day ending with a big storm Thursday that dropped water on saturated soils. We have no crops in the ground yet so no damage done there. We will however be waiting until everything dries out before we can start [...]
The weather finally got back to normal a bit this week. We did some work outdoors this week, and we picked up some new equipment. I spent some time working on agnerd stuff on the laptop. This time last year we were already in the field planting corn. Well that ended in a prolonged drought [...]
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 [...]
Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who has visited this blog in 2012! Here’s a rundown of some stats provided by WordPress. I had more than double the traffic here than I did in 2011. Let’s see if we can double it again in 2013! Thanks again for reading, commenting, sharing, and subscribing. See [...]
We are getting our first snow of the season today, and I was lucky enough to look out my window and catch this guy running across an open field behind my house.
A quick post to get you readers up to speed. I’m barely up to speed myself as all this has happened quite quickly. About two weeks ago we found out USDA Undersecretary Michael Scuse was going to be touring drought stricken areas of the Midwest. Thanks to my sister who recently began a new career [...]