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This Situation is Critical!

It’s literally the most important thing that happens on our farm and it’s happening now!  Just ask the little red hen, if you want to eat the bread, first you have to plant the seeds!

Planting time on the farm

Our Case IH tractor pulls a John Deere planter– proof that it can be done! 🙂

Planting time is the most intense season on the farm.  There are an estimated 10 days that are just right for planting corn in our area.  Even if we had perfect conditions (which we won’t) and no break downs (that won’t happen either!) there is no way we could plant all our corn in 10 days.  But we try.

Planting time on the farm

Daddy has added lots of Precision Planting parts to the planter, making sure every seed counts!

During the first two days of our planting season the tractor ran around the clock.  Grandpa traded off with Daddy in the middle of the night so Daddy could get a few hours of sleep.

planting time on the farm

Anna helps Daddy check that the planter is working by digging up a row and looking at the seeds.

It’s also not just putting seeds in the ground that is so time-sensetive.  Daddy got out of bed a the usual time the next morning so Grandpa could put on fertilizer and crop protection products, which are every bit as critical.

planting time on the farm

Daddy drove away with a piece of pizza in hand– no time to stop for dinner!

Monsoon-like rains put an end to our field work late Saturday night and this morning there is snow on the ground.  Like I said, we won’t be getting ideal weather!  The weather man says we should be in the mid 60s again in two days with lots of wind as well, so the ground will dry out and we’ll be back in the fields.  While not ideal by any means, the snow shouldn’t stop the seeds from growing once the weather warms up.

Just please weather, do warm up!

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6 thoughts on “This Situation is Critical!

  1. Wow! Thats so great! to be able to grow some crop all again! We recently got some Tractor Spare Parts Online to getour tractor mended and to be ready for the next farming season!

  2. The weather has been crazy here in Missouri, but today feels like spring and hopefully you all are once again planting.

    Please consider linking up to the County Fair Blog party. This would be a great post to share ! Here is the link: http://talesofakansasfarmmom.blogspot.com/2014/04/country-fair-blog-party-8.html

  3. We woke up to snow all the way down here in Sunray Texas. We were going to start planting tomorrow. So much for that.

  4. NickiB

    Wow! Are you in Kansas? I’m in Nebraska and we had 80* on Sat, thunderstorms and rain in the morning on Sun and it was snowing by 7pm last night!! It’s been a long winter. I hope your crops will be ok!!

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