I'm not sure why, but the sight of a tractor in the field south of my house this morning is the first sign that has made me believe that Spring might actually be here. Though, the fact that it is maybe going to SNOW this weekend does dampen my enthusiasm somewhat. ... VIEW POST
farewell to maggie. and jake.
Went out to the farm last night. The grass was so gloriously green. The field on the left had just been cultivated so it was a nice deep brown. It likely got planted today. Mark is out farming today and said it was mostly dry. They've been pretty antsy to get into the field. I think my ... VIEW POST
I'm married to a farmer, but that doesn't mean I know anything about farming. I ask the same dumb questions every year. I don't even know what I don't know about farming. But my husband loves it, and so I take my yearly trip in the combine with him, and I go for days in the fall and spring saying ... VIEW POST
Does anybody remember that expression? We had something kind of neat happen here this morning, and the "beans" part is particularly appropriate: The soybean fields around us (we are surrounded on three sides) were being sprayed today! I only stayed out for a second or 2 in order to take the ... VIEW POST
Time to Plant Corn
It's true: it is officially time to plant corn. The oak leaves are as big as a squirrel's ear. My mother-in-law checked yesterday. Well, she checked the oak leaves. I don't think she actually caught a squirrel and held it up for comparison. ********************** Regarding pictures: I've ... VIEW POST