Thursday, April 26, 2012


Planting season is in full swing in our area.  Everyone waited for some rain to come before they started putting corn in the ground, and now they are trying to get most of it in before the next round of showers.  A lot of corn acres have been planted in the last 4 days around here.....including some of our own.  My husband, Roger, is also a seed rep for Pioneer Hi-Bred so this time of the year gets pretty crazy at our house trying to be full time at our seed business, feeding cattle and getting our own crop planted.  A lot of late nights and early mornings! we got started planting our own corn.  We should be 3/4 of the way done before the rain comes tomorrow - at least if the weather man is correct.  It is amazing how many acres they can cover in a day.

Having a seed tender to fill the planter helps keep things moving along.  We can get our corn in bulk units and not have to stop to break bags into the planter.  It would be nice to get a little rain on the newly planted fields.  Then we would love to see some warm weather and sunshine to get it to pop out of the ground.

While all of this corn planting is going on, JM and I did a little planting of our own.  We started our tomato and pepper plants from seed again this year.

Hopefully, this will work as nicely as it did last year.  We cut down the number of plants that we planted this year.  The garden was quite full last year, and we did a LOT of canning.

I hope everyone is having a good and safe planting season!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Endless Projects

As I look back to last fall, we started our shop project.  The shop was completed last fall, and in the hustle and bustle of harvest, I don't think I ever posted the finished product.  It actually turned out great!  Roger and Jacob were quite happy to have their equipment inside the warm shop this winter.  It was a nice place to work on things and was already warm when they arrived in the morning so they started right up.

With this project complete.....there had to be another one on the horizon, and, of course, there was.  Next on the list was moving one building to the other side of the shop to make room for moving a garage to the south side of the shop.  Kind of like musical buildings!  Since we had such a long fall and mild winter, things worked out quite nicely to ready the new floors for the move.

Building #1 to be moved.
This building is a really nice storage shed, and we decided to move it to the north side of the shop to open this spot up for the garage that we need to move.

Building #1 in its new home.
The move went very well and took place early this spring.  Then they had to get rid of the old cement and pour new cement to move the garage.

Building #2 in its new home.
This is the garage that was only moved about 200 feet from its original home.  This garage was sitting next to the house on the farm I grew up on.  We had to move this garage as we are making way for yet another project to take off.......our new home.  We are building a house on this farm in order to be closer to the majority of our animals.  I am very excited to move back to our "home place" and have JM make some great memories there as well.

Stay tuned as I will be posting pictures of the latest project. the new project takes off, spring planting is getting underway.  A lot of new beginnings!