On a brighter note, we did have areas that were dry enough to begin planting more of our soybeans, so we switched both planters over from the corn to soybeans settings. We had a good two days of soybean planting and we were able to cover half of our intended acres.
Rain set in on Saturday and has dropped sporadically all weekend. Totals are now approximately an inch. This slow rain will help our last planted corn emerge, but will also keep us out of the fields until early June. When it dries out, we will try to wrap up our 2013 planting season, get our sprayers started on corn and begin mowing roadsides as the grass has a tremendous head start on us.
Please remember to hang your flag out today as a sign of appreciation to all those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Owen & Max riding along in the tractor
My co-pilots on Friday evening
Command central - a look at all the monitors it takes to operate our planter
Hauling seed beans back from our dealer
Tom headed out to try out the new double basket crumbler
Bob greasing the Kinze planter
A view out the back window of the tractor
Needed a little help getting out of this soft spot I found while planting soybeans Friday evening
David power washing on the planter