Thursday, November 17, 2011

Working the ground

The farm got a little help with fall work as Cody brought his new (1950's)John Deere model A over to start discing corn stalks. Once the crop is harvested we need to cut up the what is left of the plant. In this case, there is a lot of the plant left that goes back into supplying nutrients for the soil. After discing the field some farmers went ahead and plowed the ground so it is ready for the coming spring planting. Other farmers left the field with the disced stalks on top so as to minimize erosion over the winter and spring. With our fields being on the small side we will wait to plow until closer to April.