Thursday, October 25, 2012
Still, many are within 10% of their APH and we all feel very blessed for that. Just 25 miles away, all 4 directions and there is corn and bean fields that yielded in the 20's, just like much of the midwest. Weather controls our business and puts all the risk into it. Everything we do has to be in time with Nature. I can plant a little earlier or a little later but the weather after that day I can't control. I have to stage my crop to take the licks and the good weather.
Some private and public forecasters are calling this hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean the "perfect storm" for the East Coast. I sure hope not but we know we can't control the weather. I just saw Loran Steinlage's Oh No, this can't be good picture on Facebook and Darren Hefty's snow picture from South Dakota. That strong storm meeting those hurricane winds are going to do something, somewhere, that's for sure.
Lowe's had blueberry plants on sale for $2.50 each and we had a $100 credit so LuAnn bought them. It's late but we are going to take a chance on them for that price. I called the neighbor boys from the field and had them dig 50 holes for the plants. We figure if half of them live, we got a good deal and Lowe's are out of that batch of plants they owned. It's a variety called Brigitta, I will have to look that one up. I don't know much about blueberry plants but I know they need well drained acid soil which we have near the hog barn.
It gets a little too wet there sometimes but no worse than anywhere else. If I had known, I could have Jack run me a tile line through the middle of it to get the excess water out of the subsoil because the ground drops 10 feet right on the other side of the hog barn.
Well that's it for today. I better get back to the combine so the guys can eat their dinner.