Sometimes talking about farming means talking about the weather. Because at the end of the day, a successful crop is dependent on plenty of sunshine, productive rains and consistent cycles of warm and cool temps. When a local reporter texted earlier this week to see if we want to talk about how happy we … Continue reading Mud, Mud Go Away
Knowing dad was hard at work - and would remain so well past bedtime - Evan and I took advantage of the nice weather and made a trip to the field tonight to say hello and deliver dinner. Spring is the busiest season on the farm. Cattle have to be moved to summer pasture in … Continue reading Planting Time
When people think of wheat harvest, combines come to mind. But there is so much more happening in the wheat fields outside our home. Following the combine is the baler, collecting the stalks of the wheat and creating round bales to use for bedding and feed for our cattle this winter. After that, the planter … Continue reading Combines, Balers and Planters Oh My!
This time last year, we were two weeks from wheat harvest. A dry winter and spring had allowed Central Kansas farmers to get corn in the ground, land worked for planting soybeans and has pushed the wheat into early harvest. But this year has proven exactly the opposite. The corn is still in the bag … Continue reading Loving Hating the Rain