planting the 2017 wheat crop Monday, September 26. Randy completed our 1,283 acres on Wednesday, October 12.
The wheat is coming up, despite dry conditions, but it could use a big drink of water. A nice, gentle, soaking rain over several days would be ideal. (We put our final cutting of hay down on Friday, so we did all we could to entice it to rain. Instead, we got summer-like temperatures!)
hauled fertilizer tanks and meals to the fields and shuffled people and equipment from one field to the next.
There will likely be many twists and turns before harvest - whether we're talking weather conditions or market volatility. That's just part of farming.
In total, we have 200 sudan bales to feed this winter. In addition, we baled another 300 for our neighbor.
Beginnings and endings ... it's all part of life on the farm.