Since the last update we were able to plant a few more acres of corn. We planted another 90 acres around Ashland and then decided to move south to Greenfield where the soil was a little more dry. Despite a breakdown with our tillage tool on Monday evening, we were able to plant 35 acres of the Emerald Acres farm and the entire Mears Land Trust on Tuesday.
Thank you to Mark Twitchell who rented us his tractor and field cultivator on Tuesday which allowed us to get the ground opened up and drying ahead of the planter and the approaching storm - we really appreciated it!
Even though we are rained out again, we are still optimistic about our 2009 corn crop. Recent rains have dumped as much as 2" on our farms to the north, but forecasts are calling for over a week of drier weather next week.
As of this morning we are 66% complete with corn planting.