The crops are drying out. They need to. We are hoping to start combining corn soon. When we think back to the rough start of spring and the dry spots of summer, most of the corn crop did surprisingly well!
This is from Lila’s series about work. Get out your tissues.
We have to clean out the grain bins that hold some of last year’s corn and beans to make room for this year’s crop.
Tiresome. That’s what this year’s growing season has become. You would think with such a wet spring, things would level off and rainfall would be timely for the rest of the growing season. Nah.
One of the worst nightmares a farmer can experience is having a flat tire on their combine in the middle of harvest. We noticed a flat tire on one of the combine tires yesterday. Dang it! But at least we can fix it before disaster strikes.
According to Bloomberg News, farmers are seeing the wettest weather in 124 years! Holy cats! That’s epic and NOT in a good way!
Lila wrote an observational poem in 1986, alluding to a Sigmund Freud quote.
“The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?'” Sigmund Freud.
The abysmal weather affecting the effectiveness of herbicide and nitrogen applications and commodity prices have caused us to make a decision to go to Semi-Old School Farming this year.
I’ll just say it. If a farmer doesn’t care enough about the land they are entrusted to care for to create waterways to carry water properly off their land, they shouldn’t be farming.
What the heck! When it rains, it pours! The weather has not worked with us and it has been extremely wet and cool this spring. Usually, the crop (both corn and beans) is planted before the end of May. Not this year.