Terry finished rolling late Monday evening
(Rolling is where you smash the plowed clumps down into soft manageable soil)
After the fertilizer was spread he covered it up by marking out the water furrows
(That’s the combine herd…and a couple of old cars which really needs to be hauled away…. Someday, I’m told, we will get to it.)
Straight rows are a must. Other farmers drive by and always (I do mean always) make a comment on if your rows are straight or not.
With today’s tractors the GPS does all the work, therefore the rows are perfect. We have no such tractor…Terry relies on scribes (marker bars), getting started right, and driving straight. Otherwise, he has to take a ‘ribbing’ until the rows grow shut.
Today we (this is where I start helping him with the farming) work on setting up the gated pipe, making transmission ditches and waste ditches, it won’t be long now until we start water. In fact any day now.