Well, the weather finally dried up and warmed up enough for farmers to get in the fields and work. This is one of our farmers planting a cotton variety trial for us. We are planting 12 rows each of 14 different varieties of cotton. we are planting 4 varieties we really like, 4 varieties that are available but we don’t think we really like, and 6 experimental varieties that have not been released yet. If any of the experimental varieties do well, they may be released in the future. This gives us an opportunity to check them out before they become commercially available. We usually plant 4 of these trials every year so they helps us stay on top of the best varieties for our clients. I’ve got my fingers crossed the weather will hold out for one more week, we can make a lot of progress in 7 days. Then I will be hoping for a little rain, in the farming business we are never satisfied with the weather!
I need a water hydrant down by the dog pen so I decided to run the line today.
First I hooked up my middle buster plow and ran a trench down to the pen.
It only dug down about 4 inches but I used the same anchor spikes I used to hold down the fence on the dog pen so I think the pipe and wires will stay down deep enough. I ran the pipe and the wire in the same trench, I asked my contractor if this was up to code when he did the same thing out to my barn. He said as long as I used the heavy duty underground wire I could use the same trench. Even though the trench is only 4 inches deep it will be much better than having a hose and extension cord laying on top of the ground all year long!
I found a clump of Native Irises growing right on the edge of a field I am checking.
I am going to dig these up the first chance I get and transplant them to the homestead. I always have a shovel in the bed of my truck but it was early in the day when I saw them so I couldn’t dig them and haul them around all day. Next week I will make it a point to go by there late in the day just before I head home. I think they will make a nice addition to my flowers and best of all, they are free!
How about a tune from the early 1970’s. Enjoy.
My in-laws have a female dog in a pen in the yard and recently she got out for a day and now SURPRISE! We have 10 puppies, YEAH! But believe it or not, we put a sign up beside the road that said FREE PUPPIES and nine were given away in one week. I haven’t put up pictures of my puppies in a while so here they are.
The two stock ponds on the homestead are filled to the brim with all the rain we have received. When I let the dogs out to go run and exercise the first thing they do now is head for the water. They are a year and four months old now, Jethro weighed 99 pounds at last check and Wilma weighed 67 pounds. They are pretty big puppies now, huh?