Sunday, May 25, 2014
They will cut it today, blanch it white in the sun and bale it up for weed free straw mulch. There is good demand for this product with fracking, pipelines and all the highway work going on.
I got to stop and say hi to Tom Ramsey at Hiser Seed Company. He was loading out 3.5 LL soybean seed to a customer. LL beans is the easiest way to control Marestail in southern Ohio.
I drove past Russell's house and saw my old friend Randy Metzger working on the farm. He and I were in LEAD Class IV and spent a lot of time together in 92-93 and the years after working on fertilizer and herbicide programs on their farm. Nephew Scott is active on Twitter and we poke each other a lot on there.
I stopped at the house at Russell happened to be there. He is one of my long time readers of HyMark High Spots and has become a good friend. We talked about farming and his farm improvements. He always has a good question or two for me.
When I got home, Tyler and Arianna were playing and we played all day. They love to ride the Mule so we took many rides. We built a campfire and made smores. I got the worst Graham crackers I ever bought at Kroger's so they are going back next trip.
Corn and beans are going in and the wheat is "laid by." We got .6 inches here Wednesday, 1.2 a mile away and 3 inches 10 miles away. Some got 5 inches near there and a lot of soil damage.
It sure is pretty weather, cool at night and warm and sunny during the day. We picked up 30 Growing Degrees today and we need them. It looks to be a nice Memorial Day. I hope I can get to the cemeteries.