With school being back in session, that leaves Lisa and I with a lot more to do. Ben is in soccer again this year for high school and Katy and Sarah are in their elementary school soccer program. That leaves Andrew to be my helper when he gets home.
Just this week, we can tell that the next season of fall is upon us. The soybeans in the area really changed to a golden hue and are starting to drop a few leaves. The corn is slowing drying down. Even the caterpillars are on the move. With all the rain though it makes us wonder what will be next.
It makes us glad that we farm the way we do. I hate driving by these empty fields where sweet corn was planted only to reveal big gullies where a waterway should have been placed. They don’t seem to mind loosing the soil or having to pull it back up the hill again. “Pay me now or pay me later”
Our fields are all built on the contour of the rolling hills. Although I have to admit it is certainly nice to farm the few level spots we have and just drive straight. Ben on the other hand hates straight fields because he gets bored when cultivating and wants the challenge. He is the best cultivator operator I have seen.
We have had another 2.25 inches this week and while everything is wet on our farm, the soil is where it is supposed to be. Growing good healthy crops. There is a lot to be said for farming with the soil and nature and not against it. Mother Nature always wins in the end. We will be patient and pray for a good crop.
Eric and Lisa