It’s been a shade too hot here for May, temps running around in the 80s*. Fuzz and I pretty much take it easy, not lots a guy can do when it’s already so hot. We were laying around in the shade just the other day wondering together what August is going to bring.
Fuzzy said maybe rain.
I told him I sure hope so.
Dad harrowed off the corn, which means he knocked the dirt off the top of the corn beds so the corn can poke up through the ground and not have to work its way through too much dirt.
We are dry here….pretty much has Dad and Mom very worried about getting the entire farm wet.
The ditch rider came through and locked all the head gates down to 70%! That’s a HUGE amount of water. And Mom said we still have to pay for the 100% even if we don’t get it.
Then she let out a big sigh.
With the loss of 30% of water it makes the folks have to change water more often; instead of twice a day (morning and evening) they are changing it every 8 hours – day and night.
Another headache for this lack of water thing is because it is so dry and hot, the water doesn’t want to go down the furrows in the field.
Not just on our farm but everyone’s around here.
So the folks go out and ‘walk the water through’ — which means they have to help the water down the rows by making sure a corn cob or a dirt clod or weeds don’t make a mini-dam and stop the water from going anywhere.
That works for Fuzzy and I as we get to go with them every time they go out. Nighttime is the best, but I like any time.
I was over sniffing some stuff behind the equipment area when I heard Mom holler for me to come. I didn’t, man, there was just so many things to learn about I didn’t want to stop and go wherever they were going.
So they left me!!!!
Can you believe that?
They just left me!!!
I had to run like the dickens to catch up with them at the head gate.
Mom was checking out the fruit trees, it looks like we are going to have apricots and cherries for sure this year.
And the lilacs sure are nice.
Coming in from the last day set of water we saw it!! —- THE CORN WAS UP!!!
Yippee! Makes all the hard work worth it. (Of course now everyone has to keep the corn alive and growing until harvest, but a least it’s up!)
Well, as you can see not much going on around here but everyday work.
Fuzzy and I sure enjoy it,
Every single minute!