Rex in the Case IH 7110 loader tractor loading lime from where the truck dumped it.
Now here on the farm, we've moved on to other things like working the ground to get the ag-lime mixed in with the soil. I think we'll use the sweep plow to help kill the volunteer wheat that the round-up won't kill and then just use a mulch treader on the rest.
We'll also use a mulch treader to work in some fertilizer that we have hired the local Wheeler Brothers Grain Co. to spread for us. We needed their help because we are running out of time to get everything done before we plant wheat. The fertlizer they'll be spreading for is mostly a potassium base with some nitrogen to be used too. To help activate the fertilizer we'll run the mulch treader over that land too. I'll show you some pictures this week when we get the tractors hooked up to the implements.
Brother-in-laws Richard Palmer and Mike Taylor have also been busy this past week getting all of the seed wheat here. We now have all of our varieties here and ready to plant except for one more smaller truck load that needs to come in soon. We'll plant Jagger, Endurance, Bullet, Duster and Custer. These are all varieties that are well suited for the western Oklahoma prairie land that we are smack dab in the middle of.
I am reminded by this afternoon's balmy breeze that we might be looking at the calm before the storm because that Gustuv storm in the Gulf might be blowing in pretty soon. Our prayers are sure with the Gulf Coast residents who are facing land fall tomorrow. We've had the remnants of hurricanes here before and I'll keep you posted on any weather that comes our way. Until then, keep on the upwind side of the tractor dust.