Cool Fusion

The crop is growing. It has been cool so it’s not getting big very fast. Unusual. I don’t remember ever catching up. Not that I have. Unless you mean shipping out the old crop. I’m caught up with that. The 2017 crop should be better than the 1917 one. Around here. Lots of young buck growers means an early in. Good to get ahead of what could end up being a 1994 type rain don’t make grain event. Has a volcano blanketed the skies?

We’ve had plenty of rains but not too much rain. All cover no book. Enough has fallen for the time being. We’ll need more by fall, or should I say fill, as in grain fill after pollination but the tank is full as they say. First cutting hay has been washed so it can stop “raining” (During planting it took a week to rain an inch) The last two were close to a quarter inch rains. No real erosion yet, not in the no till. Could we get two years in a row?

I’ll apologize for the long time no post. As I run out of fence to rip out I may give the old blog more time. Until then this will have to do. So I’ll …….

See you there, and see you then.




Happy New Year.

No snow, no problem. How are we so fortunate? There’s nothing better for no till farming than a good deep fracturing frost in the soil. Frack that seedbed! With no insulating snow the ground freezes deeper than it otherwise would. We have had some rain that helps crack the compaction up. Freezing water expands. That tends to mitigate the machinery traveling across the soil to plant, fertilize/spray and harvest. Hauling off the harvest being the heaviest trek. Think spring and mellow soils.

I hope your new year is going as well. The highest consumer confidence in 15 years seems to say it is. Getting rid of the war mongers may have something to do with it. Acknowledging the death of the mainstream media and their fake news can’t hurt. Unless you’re unlucky enough to be among the 30% of the population that supposedly still believes the propaganda. I can’t find evidence that the 30% exist. Fake news? More than likely, they have jobs to protect. It’s probably closer to the 6% that still approve of Congress.

That’s my new year’s rant. As far as a new year’s resolution? I don’t believe in any of that foolishness. I may try to post a little more often but that started a month ago. However, there’s a difference between trying and doing.

Doing a good bye now …….