Well, Monday came and we got to work. Manure application is in full force, and by the end of today we will have covered about 400 acres with manure. Granted the actual ground covered with manure is much lower than that due to Ohio Department of Agriculture restrictions that define setbacks from a variety of sources, and some voluntary setbacks we've created to ensure the best situation for the environment and our neighbors. If we don't get any rain, we should be pretty much finished with manure application by next wednesday. Just in time to get busy planting.
All this manure application isn't the only thing going on. The farmers are out working a little ground in hopes of preparing it better to accept the manure, and Darryl Franz and others are out fixing tile blowouts caused by the rains this winter. We are just hoping he can get it all done quickly. We are getting excited to put some corn in the ground, but doubt much will happen till next week. Earlier this year we purchased a Mcfarlane Reel disk to help prepare out ground for planting, and it has yet to arrive. It seems every year we are waiting on some piece of equipment to help with planting. If we are lucky it will arrive early next week. Sure, we can survive without it, but we'd rather be making good use of it.
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