Thursday, May 27, 2010

Maintenance on the Farm

After the crops get into the ground it seems like there is always lots to do or keep up on the farm.  Here we are moving a tank that we purchased for fertilizer storage.  We had to rent a mobile crane to load it.
In this picture we are  unloading it in it's new home by the farm shop.  We can save money by purchasing fertilizer in bulk.

In these pictures are high school students from the football team working to raise money for their football camp they want to attend.  The boys are picking up rocks out of the field which is a newly seeded lentil field.  Some of our fields   have rocks that get pushed up from the freezing and thawing of the ground.  So come harvest time you do not want the header on the combine to also pick up the rocks as it can damage the equipment. As the lentils grow low to the ground there is more chance of the header coming into contact with rocks - so local kids will hire themselves out for this not so fun but necessary job. 

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