Just some of the tractor controls.
We’re really hoping that rain misses us and we can keep on planting.
The rain missed us but we got to watch much of it fall less than a mile away and a pretty lightening show!
Seed bed with the rows of corn planted.
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.
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.
Richard’s getting the bags of seed down and ready to empty into the planter.
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.
Filling the seed boxes. The box on the left is for insecticide when needed.
This is just a very small stack of the seed bags we used.
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.
The sun’s going down and I’m going to enjoy the ride with the hubby.
Time to fill up before we run out of light.
How many bags of corn will he need this time? And he’s making sure to get the right kind in the planter.
That tractor works long hard hours.
We’ve got the lights on now. There are lots of lights on the tractor so we can go late into the night and see everything well.
First time in the field to plant this year.
The dirt’s flyin’ tonight. We are planting corn.
Home is on the horizon.
All the electronics to monitor the seed rows, GPS, and the tractor itself.
That dark line is what happens when we have the marker arm down to have something to drive by. We mostly drive by GPS but on the end rows or other situations it’s sometimes helpful to have a physical mark to help us manually guide the tractor/planter.
The planter needs filled up with seed! It takes a lot of bags to fill it up.
Seed boxes are filled and ready to go. The corn seed is pink because it has insecticide on it to keep the corn safe from bugs eating it until it can spout and emerge. The dark spots are talcum powder to help the seed roll down the tubes better to the ground.