I swore that when I got a new camera I would begin blogging like it was no one’s business… Oh well, here’s to good intentions!
It’s planting time! Jared and the boys have been in the field late every night trying to prepare new ground, fix terraces and actually get this wonderful purple cotton seed in the soil.
On farms where we aren’t using conservation tillage practices and were unable to plant cover early enough due to lease arrangements, the boys and I have rebuilt terraces by pulling misplaced soil back up to its “proper” spot. From there, the boys have disked, plowed and bedded in preparation for planting.
Following the contour of the snaky terraces provides some not-so-straight planted rows. Nevertheless, the cotton is in the ground. Now all we need is a good rain.
Hopefully, it won’t keep us waiting like it did last year. Replants are no fun!