I do, that's who! We went out to my in-laws to grab a few hay bales last weekend and I walked around the farm a bit, but mostly stayed on the driving paths. Somehow even though the poison ivy plant is dormant this time of year I managed to still get some along my jawline. I had it there once this summer and it spread all over my face. I'm NEVER going to their farm again!
Can you believe the weather we had last week? It makes you wonder if winter is over, but I know in the back of my mind that freezing temperatures and snow will still happen. It is Kansas after all... Three years ago we had snow in May! We took every opportunity we could last week to be outdoors and make preparations for this season. We pulled up old plastic mulch and drip irrigation that lined the garden beds, tomato cages, and more. Brad has started laying compost out over the beds with his new prototype compost hauler. He designed this cart from materials found on the farm to use behind our walk-behind tractor. Our old method of laying out compost with a wheelbarrow and shovel would take us a month to complete, working dawn to dusk. With his new design we will get it done in a couple days. You should see the looks we get when people are driving by. I'm sure they are wondering what the Dilts's are up to now!
We have cleaned up our seedling greenhouse and have already started to fill it. We currently have microgreens, onions, and leeks filling the shelves now, but it won't be long before we have tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cabbages, and more taking up residence before heading out to the field. To keep the weeds down and less muddy we laid wood chips down. It looks really nice in there!
A little fun for you all... We have a dog who digs in the horse pile trying to find the horse. Children who dig in the wood chip pile trying to find the beaver. And then we have a goat who thinks she is a dog! Nothing strange going on around here, nope nothing strange at all!
Until next time,
P.S. Today is farmer Brad's birthday!