Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cultivating the Corn Field

Posted by Allyson

Early Saturday morning, Paul cultivated the corn field on the northeast end of the farm.  Things got off to a rough start when the tractor wouldn't start up again after Paul readjusted the cultivator, but Mary Beth gave him a pull with the Kubota and helped get it running again.  The field is planted with both broom corn and popcorn.  It's kind of hard to tell in some places what's a weed and what's a plant since the broom corn is still pretty short.  Give it a few more months, though, and it should be towering above all of us!  Thankfully, Paul is a skilled and experienced farmer and was able to navigate the rows with the ease.