Tuesday struggles with machines, weeds and bugs
Came back from farm #2 about 2 hours ago and there was a glorious rainbow sundog shining in the sky as I drew close to the bottom of the driveway. Dad was putting the final touches on the irrigation system back here at the old farm. So lovely to have water running, dripping, spraying, trickling, soaking, oozing, misting and gurggling again.
We started the day with weed control at farm #2, hoeing the corn and spraying the walk ways. We returned here and I sprayed the fruit trees with boron and trace minerals while dad leveled the pumpkin and late melon fields. Then after a short brake we returned to plant corn only to find that this years batch of seed was a larger size so we needed to re-grind one of our old sets of seed plates to accommodate the larger seeds. After several hours of struggling with that equipment we finally got another planting of corn in. Headed home for dinner then.
Topped the day off with a return trip to farm #2 where I've been forced to fight off another attack of two-striped melon beetles with Sevin. Hate using that stuff but it is either that or completely lose 2500+ melon plants. I pulled an extra little trick and included my own special formula of trace minerals and vitamins in the spray so that should help the plants stay extra healthy. Which will also mean better fruit with more vitamins in them for my customers.
Well, I'm tired and have neither great wisdom nor refined knowledge to impart tonight. Hope life is treating you well.