October is here…

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Yesterday morning, as we were preparing to head off to the soybean harvest field at the Huey farm, we received an unexpected pleasant surprise.  A nice couple from Alabama, who have become subscribers to this website, arrived to see us in person.  They were certainly friendly, and it was very interesting to meet them and briefly learn their story.  I would call them our ‘new friends from Alabama’.

It was a treat to meet Sid and Betty from Cullman, Alabama yesterday.  Thanks for coming by to see us!

It was a treat to meet Betty and Sid from Alabama yesterday. Thanks for coming by to see us!

Shepard Construction continues to make progress on the upgrade to the waterway here at the home farm.  It has been a large undertaking, mostly to improve the rock chute at the lower end.  At least 700 tons of large stone (rip rap) has been added and positioned there to cure the erosion.

You can see the grass waterway across the left center of the picture, ending in a large rock chute at right.

You can see the grass waterway across the left center of the picture, ending in a large rock chute at right.

Larry Corn is here again this fall.  Today, he continues to run a disk and rolling basket harrow.  He is incorporating the fertilizer and wheat seed mixture that was spread on the fields here Monday.  The fertilizer was a variable-rate application of P & K for the 2015 corn crop.  It was applied by prescription according to soil tests taken on grids.  The wheat will become a good cover crop.  If the rain comes as predicted tomorrow, it could make a perfect watering to get this cover crop wheat sprouted and growing.

Larry operates the JD 9330 tractor with a disk and rolling basket harrow to work the seed and fertilizer mixture into the soil.  The P & K fertilizer is for the 2015 corn crop.

Larry operates the JD 9330 tractor with a disk and rolling basket harrow to work the seed and fertilizer mixture into the soil.

At least we are predicted to receive today as a sunny day, but the forecast is for rain tomorrow and Friday.

 

 

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