Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Busy Spring is rolling...

The craziness of spring on our farm got into full swing this weekend.  It started at our seed store with getting deliveries done.  Then the elevator spread fertilizer on our fields which meant the field cultivators were on the move.  At last, the corn planter started rolling and got a few fields of corn planted.  Sounds pretty easy, right?  Well...this managed to keep JM and I on the run all weekend.  We made parts runs, delivered seed, got groceries so we could take meals to the field, went on a seed run to another dealer to have extra seed on hand, and managed to get a few things done at home.

JM and I took a few hours to clean up the yard.  We had some large branches and sticks down from our last ice storm to get picked up.  The yard got raked as well as cleaning out the window wells and around the retaining walls.  JM and I got to play with the big toys (a.k.a. the payloader, log chains, and skid loader) since the boys were all out in the field!

Before we had to make supper to take to the field, JM and I took some time to make a fairy garden for our front porch.  It was a really fun project for us!

The field cultivator gets a rest tonight since we are waiting for some more adverse weather to come our way.  We are expecting rain and snow for the rest of the week.  At least the seed that is in the ground will be tucked nicely in the ground until this weather event is over.

We also took the opportunity tonight to move some more dirt around our house.  Hopefully, we will have a lawn to mow yet this year.

Although I love this time of year, it does get a little crazy for our family. Some days it is hard to keep up with where everyone is or needs to be.  It just means that our family meals may be with the three of us sitting in a tractor.