I don't know whether it's an adage from The Farmer's Almanac or just wishful thinking from one of farm country's eternal optimists. But we are among the South Central Kansas farmers who are putting the old adage to the test again this year.
Randy says the dust is hanging in the air as he and our neighbors put the winter wheat crop in the ground. We are coming off our second straight year of drought conditions.
This summer has been the driest since 1936. At one point, three-quarters of the land area in the 48 contiguous states was experiencing drought conditions. As of last week, 20 percent of the country was still experiencing “extreme” or “exceptional” drought. Kansas is one of those places.
BUT, if you don't plant, you don't have a crop. That's for sure. So, we are planting.
So Jake has filled the drill with wheat ...
Sow? What's up? Hopefully, some wheat will be coming up soon. And it would be ideal if while the wheat is coming up, a little rain would come down.
(For more detailed information about planting wheat, click here for my blog post from 2010. And, my blog title for last year was Dusting. Same song, second verse.