Thursday, May 28, 2015

US 40 Sale

 Yes this is the weekend of the great US 40 sale the longest sales in miles that is  I started at Plainfield and went west.  This fellow I ran into walking his goat down 40  and since I was curious about why  I had to stop and talk to him.  Thought it would make a good story  He has been on the road since May 2 2012 and his destination is New York City  He has a story if you go to Website you can find out a lot more . 
We got all our crops in but need rain to activate the chemicals to keep the weeds down.  I have read that  north and south was too wet to plant we have been dry for a while.  Praying for RAIN
All is well keeping busy.   Next we will be cutting hay  nothing smells better than new mowed hay.  One of the reason I love to farm.
Take care be good to each other.
This photo I took today on US 40 feeding the goat a cupcake

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Corn or Milk

I am not worried about the name of this snake but I smelled something different around where I keep the dog food.  It is what I called a wild smell.  I found some small 1 inch of Poop on the rug under the dog food container and couldn't figure who might of done that?   I ask Hubby he agrees it wasn't a mouse.  I ask him if he could pull out the refrigerator and he obliged.  Nothing to see Jim went in the other room  I screamed and a foot of this snake was crawling from under my refrig.   Well my grandson likes snakes so as I am standing on a chair I called and said I have a snake in my kitchen.   After some searching the area under my dishwasher and cabinets  he came out with this snake.   No I didn't sleep very well  was on the look out for another one.  I hope this is the end of the story.
Take care and watch where you walk

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day

 Since today was Mothers Day  I figured my son was running the sprayer and that is one piece of equipment I haven't ridden  in so I ask if there was room for 2 and he said yes.  I am sure he didn't know I was going to blog about this ride.   We came after weeds and there is a picture of them.  My surprise was the Auto Tracking  I had  heard talk about it but hadn't seen it, so it was something new to learn.  Farming has changed so much in the last 5 years but like everything else I am sure it will continue to change.
We are suppose to have a great weather this  week, I hope you all get to enjoy.    Take care and be careful 
Auto Tracking  it follow the straight line it will come around until it is straight.   It knows where it has been 

These are the weeds that were sprayed this will be a Soybean field

Coming home

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Planting and Hummers

 The Hummers showed up 3 days ago.  Always look forward to them coming for the summer  and when they bring the babies their feathers stick out like me when I have a bad hair day. 

 My garden  is about ready to plant but I am afraid to start too soon so that is on hold until warmer weather.  Below is our first field planted always like to start close to the shed in case of trouble.  Everything work when the set up fellows are here but when you go to the field it sometimes is another story.
We have had a couple of more calves.  Jim found a few cow /calves to purchase.  They are just waiting on the bulls to be released for the summer.  The bulls are still singing their song.
Not sure what the weather is like for the week but today is perfect.
Take care and be nice to each other.
It is a start