7 - Sept 13
guys have finished fertilizing the wheat ground the first part
of this week. Steve has been going to the different fields to
get soil samples to send to see if the soils are lacking anything.
He must take samples from several places across the field to get
a complete representation of the fields so it is quite time consuming.
He had not done it for a while and it needed to be done.
He tried again to cut corn and the milo but they were not ready.
Quite a few of the farmers have been cutting corn but most of
it was wet and went to the feed yard where they can store the
and a couple of her friends had tickets to a rock group at the
Kansas State Fair on Friday. So after work, I took the 3 girls
to the fair in Hutchinson. Fortunately our older daughter, Sarah,
joined us and took the girls to the concert. I walked around the
fair grounds and could still hear their concert. While we were
in the 4-H building at the fair the girls ran into a former classmate
of theirs they knew in grade school. It was fun to see them get
re-acquainted. We drove to Sterling, Ks, where Sarah goes to college
and spent the night in the dorm. Then we went back Saturday and
spent the day at the fair.
Steve and the guys picked up some of irrigation pipe in hopes
of cutting corn. It was pretty hot for picking up pipe and then
the corn was not ready yet. With the prices of the grains dropping
every day, Steve would like to get something cut before they drop
Ashley and I went down to the creek again to see if the beaver
was still there Sunday afternoon. We saw several new trees that
have been chewed on. He has gotten some of our bigger trees in
our shelter belt so we may need to do something if he does much
more destruction. On the way back we checked an old apple tree
we have had for a long time and had given up on. There were enough
apples to fill a fruit box. What a pleasant surprise.
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