|Joe filling the ammonia truck from the bulk ammonia storage tank,|
Notice the safety goggles, safety measures are important
Monday, April 25, 2011
Race Against Nature, Seeding Wheat
Our first day of seeding spring wheat was Friday, April 22, and the farmers, Joe and Jay along with our hired man, Cody were glad to finally be able to get started. The weather has been a cold, snowy/rain mix and has delayed the process. We start down at the Tammany Farm which is 37 miles South of our Genesee farm and the weather is milder so we can get into the fields about 2 weeks sooner. So far we have seeded approximately 650 acres into spring wheat with about 300 acres left to go. The rain forecast for today (Monday, April 25) is threatening but has not arrived yet, so Farmer Jay is seeding as I write. We need to get the Tammany farm seeded in order to move up to the Genesee farm and finish spring wheat up here, which is another 560 acres. We have a short window of time in order to get our crops planted and the time is now through early May, so our guys worked on Easter due to the looming inclement weather. This year looks to be a race against nature and the guys are putting in long days.
As always, thank you for reading this. Email me at Idahofarmwife@gmail.com if you have questions. Later on the week, we are hosting Congressman Raul Labrador along with several other wheat farmers for a dinner at our home. So watch for that blog too! In fact, I'm off to start grocery shopping as I have a huge menu planned. Gayle =)