Terry has started rolling down the plowed earth. Thankfully the rain and the sun and the wind did not damage to the soil. By damage I mean it didn’t cause our clay type of soil to turn into bricks, ready to be fired. 🙂
It’s always nice to see the soil smooth out and start to look like a seed bed. He will still have to level the field, fertilize, and then mark it out. We always irrigate before we plant–it’s called ‘wet planting’. Some of the farmers around here do ‘dry planting’, which means they plant first then water.
We have to have the pipe set before the fields are done with the tractor work—-everything has to be in place to start the water…time is moving along fast now. By the first week in April we hope to have the water on the land.
Our weekend was outstanding! The whole family from Craig, Colorado was here, then on Sunday we were (all) the two sets of kids and their spouses, the Craig family, Terry and I were at our son-in-law’s 43 birthday party. Good food and family, really who could ask for more?
Anyway, off to get some stuff done. I hope your day is a good one.
Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,