Got the planted beans sprayed Tuesday and finished the first crop bean planting today finally. What a spring!
I have been asked often about the John Deere drill setup with the Martin closing wheels. Today I made a video that might give you a better idea how they work.
They leave the seed trench like a garden tiller. They cost $6000 for a 36 foot air drill last year but they have already paid for themselves in increased emergence and earlier planting and getting back into the fields quicker after a rain. The crumble the soil nicely in about any condition.
They were working great in the killed barley and wheat stubble where you might think they would wrap up. They don't. The beans we planted yesterday were swollen just now and the hypocotyl was busting to send the shoot up and the radicle root down.
There have been a lot of "scooters" on the road and in the fields today. These are BIG scooters as you can tell. 1000 gallon sprayer holds at least 5 ton of spray material besides the weight of the sprayer.
I just got a mailing from the Scooter Store! AARP was bad enough but the Scooter Store? "I ain't ready for that!" Gee whiz, the scooter store. How humiliating. I did find a lady worse off than I am this week.
She asked about the armband I wear to strengthen my tennis elbow. We got to talking about our age and our pains and turns out she has had both knees replaced, spine fused and looking at a hip replacement at my age. We agreed we would pray for each other and so I am.
I wonder if she got her mailer from the scooter store yet?