Saturday, April 14, 2012

Farming: Getting to Use Big Equipment & Play in the Dirt


Winter wheat looks like a large lawn or golf course
 Spring, it's in the air and the scent of the freshly tilled earth is like no other smell. It's one of my very favorite smells, even as a child I have loved the smell of dirt (so guess I really was destined to be a farmer's wife! =).

In honor of Earth Day (April 22) and because soil is a farmer's most important resource, we  like to think of themselves as the original environmentalists. Here is a YouTube video from a grad student that is so heartfelt and has good points of interest, that I wanted to share the video and the source that I got it from.




To read more about the article from "Texas Ag Talks" click here as it gives more background on this amazing young women.

As for what is Farmer Joe & Farmer Jay up to?  Well the videos below show Farmer Jay moving his tractor up from our southern (Tammany) farm to begin seeding spring wheat at our Genesee farm. 







Farmer Joe planted about 65 acres of garbanzo beans until the rain came late yesterday afternoon that rained both the farmers out of the field late Thursday, but sunny skies are here again for a couple days and we're back in field.

And I've posted more on our Easter fun on the At Home on the Farm page, so I invite you to check that out as well.   As always, many thanks for stopping by and if you have questions, please feel free to email me at idahofarmwife@gmail.com or leave me a comment.  All my best, Gayle