Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Corn is being Planted!!!!!

Almost everywhere I look today there are planters going through the fields.  I really love this time of the year (even if it is very hectic for us.)  The ground has worked up very nicely for great planting conditions.  The temperature could be a little warmer, but we still need to get the corn planted as we are not sure how many dry days we will have to work with.

As I drove home from work today, I came by the field south of our house to see that it was completely planted.  It is amazing how fast they can get a field finished.  It is great to be able to go by this farm every day and see the progress.

I took supper to the guys in the field tonight.  We got there just before they were getting ready to load the planter.  Roger had enough seed to finish the field that they are in tonight.  He will change numbers when they go to the farm up north tomorrow.  We should get fertilizer on that field tonight or tomorrow, and it should be ready to plant by mid-morning tomorrow.

We are getting some help putting our crop in this year since Roger has to be accessible at the seed store.  The later planting date makes things kind of crunch together.  Everyone needs to get a lot done in a short amount of time.  Our equipment is not "Green", but it sure is fun to see this big planter go through the field.

Jacob, the guy who helps us, is leveling out the ground that we had spread manure on before they spread fertilizer on it.  This time tomorrow, this field will be planted.  With any luck our corn will all be in the ground by tomorrow night.  They are forecasting rain Wednesday night, and it would be great to have things planted by then.  The last farm that we will plant will be our silage corn.  We always plant that close to the farm that we keep the cattle at.  If we happen to miss the rain, most of the corn will be planted in our area by the weekend.