Savage Farming

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Corn and partially tomatoes

Did a bunch of grunt and shovel work early this morning then ran into Grange Co-op to get fertilizer. Got there a little too early so we (dad and I) went exploring up Dowell Road. Lovely little area back there.

Got back and moved the tractor over to farm#2 where we planted corn seed. This time with the few modifications we had made the seeder and fertilizer drops worked super. 16 rows of corn planted and the first field showed its first sprouts today. So far everything looks healthy, keeping fingers crossed for when the corn gets into the subsoiled fertilizer. If no burning is apparent all will be ultra-super.

This evening we have been re-ripping the tomato rows. Were going to put down plastic but the soil was still too hard. The duckfoot rippers are doing a wonderful job of pulverizing and loosening the ground. Probably wont get anymore tractor work done tonight, too tired and supper is weighing me down.

A lovely little bird a little smaller than a bluejay has been serenading the neighborhood for several days now. A cheerful warbling call that is melodious and fluid. I've spotted it a few times and I'm almost certain it is an evening grosbeak.

Whew! it was hot today. Going from lower 70s to 86 in a few short days makes the body a little susceptible especially beneath the stern and staring sun. Not yet a blazing sun but giving us a little taste of the whip to forewarn.

Early tomorrow morning I will be spraying fruit trees. Think fond thoughts for me while I suffer the discomforts of protective gear.

Wishing you all cool water and deep shade.


  • Glad your new equipment is working good. We finally got a little rain today. Not much, but enough to knock down the dust a little.

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 1:16 PM  

  • Those dust settlers are so sweet. I'm grateful for our current dry spell. It is making work very consistent.

    By Blogger The Guy, at 8:35 PM  

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