The storms are actually suppose to be pretty bad in this area later today, so Kevin and I spent an hour this morning rearranging the shed a little bit so we could get all the equipment and our vehicles in it just in case it decides to hail! Keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn’t!
Well, this past Wednesday was the first official day that farmers in Iowa could put their crops in the ground without worry of voiding their crop insurance replant payments if they were necessary. It was a beautiful day and Kevin was out finishing up putting anhydrous on the fields. Anhydrous is a liquid form of nitrogen and is used as a fertilizer that aids in the growth of the corn when it’s planted. Since Kevin has decided to plant all corn this year, all of our fields got anhydrous applied to them either last fall or this spring.
The next step will be to start planting! We received .75 inches of rain early Friday morning and there is more in the forecast this weekend, so that will stop all planting in our area for a few days. Kevin’s hoping to get started by early to midweek next week!
From our farm to yours, we just want to wish all the farmers out there a safe planting season!