Thursday, May 7, 2009
Still Can't Plant
Farmers aren't worth a hoot when they can't plant. They get all itch and nasty, no fun to be around.
It rained so much yesterday my little corn got covered in the bottom ground. I think I need a load of lime or gypsum dumped in that one spot. We sure need some heat on the whole thing.
A driver was helping us load out corn yesterday. I said my corn is up and he looked over and said he didn't know it was planted. That is the ultimate compliment to a no-till farmer. We tip toe in and we tip toe out. David is a tractor puller and I love watching him and his buddies pull like I used to.
On a very sad not, my cousins husband died Tuesday. He suffered so long with MS and then with spinal cancer. His funeral is Saturday. My cousin is the youngest of ten cousins on dad's side, I pray she has a life after all of this.
LuAnn's dad had a massive heart attack yesterday. She is with him now. Gordon is tough and I don't think this is his last. He cried when he shook my hand Saturday because he knows he is close. I will cry too.
Mike Lutmer came to help haul corn, our clutch is out and the contract needs to be filled. He is so young and energetic, he took my mind off a lot of things.
Tom Rhodes came from Greenfield to figure out how to wire the old hog barn again. It sure is a puzzle, been disconnected for 30 years. I am tired of looking at it empty for five years. We will park small stuff in it and leaved the big barn to big machinery. There is too much small stuff in there.
I wish I could do that stuff, there is big money in that. No I have to farm, the lowest paid position on earth if you can make it. I just got a $35,000 fertilizer bill.
Tomorrow the sun will come up and go down whether I make it or not.
Think about that.