Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ready, set, go! Spring work is beginning!

Remember what it was like to wait for Christmas to open presents and thinking that day would NEVER come??! Well, its been a little like that around here waiting for Spring to arrive and some mornings it has even looked a little like Christmas with snow on the ground. This Spring has been an exercise in patience and knowing that one day soon, it will be time to finally get in the fields....and today was that day! So with a big smile and packing his lunchbox, Farmer Joe got to go outside and play on his tractor. 

The video explains what the farmer got to do today, and he was a very happy camper.




video
Just like preparing your garden for the new growing season, we need to prepare our fields and rid them of the weeds.
  

GPS receiver and display unit.
The above GPS receiver shows the field that is in the process of being sprayed and the yellow color is where the farmer has been and the green part shows what is left to spray.  That way we don't overlap the same area and it helps keep our cost down as well as not using more product than necessary.  Another example of being "sustainable in our day-to-day" work.

The mixing cone holds the bulk glyphosate (generic Roundup) before being
inducted into the spray solution

Another view of the mixing tank  being filled

Rear view of the sprayer from the back of the cab
 As always, thanks for stopping in to read the blog and if you have questions, please feel free to email me at idahofarmwife@gmail.com .  Stay tuned for more farm adventures as this is just the beginning. =)