Another kind of white stuff

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The snow is gone now, but a new kind of white stuff is going down on some of our fields.  We are having CPS spread lime on many of the fields for 2015.  This application raises the pH of the soil.  It is being spread according to a map created from the results of a systematic soil testing program.  The soil tests are taken on a grid, every 5 acres (2ha). We pay careful attention to soil pH, for if that is too low, it interferes with all the other factors of soil chemistry.

CPS folks load the variable-rate spreader from a pile of lime dumped in the field

CPS folks load the variable-rate spreader from a pile of lime dumped in the field

The cloud of lime spread here varies by the map as the spreader truck moves over the field.

The cloud of lime spread here varies by the map as the spreader truck moves over the field.

The cloud of 'white stuff' (lime) settles onto the soil.

The cloud of ‘white stuff’ (lime) settles onto the soil.

Last night, we held our annual “Harvest Dinner”.  It was our appreciation for the folks who helped bring in the crop.  We met at Bobe’s in Washington, Indiana.  A great meal and a great time.  Thanks, everyone.

The group shared a great time around the table.

The group shared a great time around the table.

Ben’s job for Air America has brought him back home for a few days.  We’re pretty sure he likes being back and missing out on hotel living for a while.  He is on assignment, taking aerial images across SW Indiana, Evansville to Bloomington.  We are very happy he has been here, and got to celebrate his 24th birthday with us at home.  His work takes him across the USA, so far in 27 or 28 states.  The snow cover of recent days prevented him from doing his work, but when it clears away, he’ll be back out there/up there, recording those images.   Ella likes to say that “Uncle Bee is in da sky!”

 

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