Avalon Farms Ohio

So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. ~ 1 Cor. 3:7


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Moving to the acres south of town.

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Getting ready to head into our acres just south of town, we fill up the tractor with diesel fuel.

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We make sure the planter is completely filled with seed also. The planter is now folded up to be able to fit down the road.

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This is how many gallons we put in the tractor. You do the math on how much that costs! The tractor will hold 180 gallons total.

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Instead of taking the seed wagon into town tonight, we just put extra bags of seed into the empty insecticide boxes. It’s an interesting sight going down the road!

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I go in later to pick my farmer up late at night and get to see this.


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Moving the seed wagon . . .

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Planting near the dairy in the background.

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Time for me to take the seed wagon back to the barn lot.

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That’s our little pond in the trees.

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The view of home from the middle of the field.

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I’m taking a shortcut through the woods.

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I think it’s pretty back here.

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Coming out of the woods.

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On the way to the woods I pass the dairy’s pivot irrigator on our land. They spray their storm water through it onto our fields.

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When I get back to the barn lot I see the mower crew is finished cutting the alfalfa.


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Another day planting . . .

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Seed bed with the rows of corn planted.

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Here’s the planter row up close. The left and right packer wheels are made for different soil conditions. That’s why one is spiked and one isn’t.

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Here’s the corn seed in the seed box. It’s pink because it has insecticide on it to keep the bugs from eating it until it can sprout and emerge.

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Richard’s getting the bags of seed down and ready to empty into the planter.

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This is the talc blend we put in the seed box to help the seed slide down the tubes easier. It has graphite and talc mixed.

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Filling the seed boxes. The box on the left is for insecticide when needed.

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This is just a very small stack of the seed bags we used.

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This is our “buddy seat” in the tractor. It’s so I or anyone else can ride along. When the kids were little they didn’t have these seats so we’d shove a junior sized bean bag on the side and let them ride there. At 3 years old Matt would fall asleep tucked into that seat and ride for a long time with Daddy.