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Soybean planting 2018 & Spring Update

soybean planting 2018 farm dad and daughter

Soybean planting was completed all in four (long) days this year!  Milton planted 328 acres total.  We are hoping it will be a good crop come this fall when we harvest it!

This week he has been hauling wheat that we had stored in the on farm bins.  It’s time to get them ready for the 2018 wheat harvest next month!

wheat kansas grain elevator

kansas wheat 2017

 

While the farmer was busy hauling wheat I started preparing for my part in the upcoming wheat harvest.  A meal plan and shopping list  were started! I feel like I am way behind this year but here’s to hoping I get some ready beforehand! Made such a difference last year!

scale tickets wheat harvest

I also printed scale tickets.  Our “on the farm” storage requires us to weigh the trucks on our scale and we fill out our homemade scale tickets.  We fill up our farm storage before taking grain to the elevator, this allows us to pick when we sell our grain and not pay storage fees.  One of my jobs, when I’m not at my “off the farm” job, is to weigh the trucks when they come in and before they leave.

It gets pretty hot out in the June sunshine with the Kansas humidity tied in but I enjoyed it last year for the most part.

Farm Wife

I think this year I will be teaching our 10 year old daughter how to weigh the trucks, along with how to do the laundry and making lunch! 🙂

I am super excited this year because my brother is coming back to help with harvest!  I love having him around and he really is a huge help since he grew up on a farm.  We SO appreciate him!

Family

 

Well that’s a short update from the farm! We hope you are all doing well and be sure to go find us on Instagram and Facebook! I will probably go live periodically during wheat harvest!
Julie

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Spring Activity Begins- 2017

The quiet of winter has halted on the farm.  My husband has started hauling some wheat that we harvested last summer to the grain elevator.  We had contracted it and after spending the last 8 months quietly sitting in our farm grain bins it’s off to bigger and better things!

Wheat hauling 2017 March

Yes this semitrailer has rust but it still works awesomely!

Once the grain bins are empty my husband will clean them out really well in preparation for the upcoming wheat harvest of 2017.  This is the wheat in one of our fields we will harvest.

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This winter we did not feed cattle like we normally do. So my husband’s mornings didn’t have to start super early.  But he still kept busy with various construction side jobs and farm work.  He cut down and burned some areas of tree rows along fields and did dirt work to maintain his fields.

tree row cleanup

Milton also sells hay and periodically loads large bales for those buying it.

hay tractor

With spring arriving the farm work will get busier and busier for Milton.  In a couple weeks he will begin planting corn and then in May soybeans.  This farmwife will cherish the slower side of things when given them that is for sure!

Although farming is a great importance in my husband’s life, fatherhood is a treasure.  It’s amazing how, in the past nine years  he has become the father that he is.  This little girl is pretty lucky I think!

BB gun daughter father time

Rotten eggs = Dad teaching you to shoot with a BB gun

I have kept busy with our new twin grandsons being born and helping my daughter.  We are blessed to have four grandchildren now!  Until next time, thanks for stopping by!

Julie