Soybean Harvest Complete. Wheat Planted

Soybean Harvest Complete. Wheat Planted


I have started planting wheat today. I am
no tilling the wheat here into the soybean stubble but this is what I am
dealing with here. As you can see I’ve only got a two wheel
drive tractor but I should have a four-wheel drive tractor here.
I almost got stuck up in that corner on my first pass. I just was not thinking.
This is not from the rain that we had earlier this week. It was so dry the rain
just soaked in. No – this is from the coastal flooding that we had a week ago.
So this is Saturday. Last Saturday we had all of that coastal flooding. The Potomac
River is just beyond the trees here or about probably 300 feet or so. So the
tide came up into this field and this far up into the field and it is still
wet. I was hoping I could get through to the
end here somewhere but as I’m walking across here that is
not the case. Wow I did not realize when we had these coastal floods that the
water came this far up in the field. So it looks like I’ve still got to stay
back here are good ways. Yeah I better turn around right
where I am or else I will be stuck and I have no one around today to pull me out. Okay let me get back on the tractor and
cross my fingers and hope for the best. Not sure if I can give you some
perspective on the tides and the flooding. So what we have today – this is a normal
tide here. This is probably a low tide. High tide normally makes it up to the base here where the sand ends and the dirt begins. But last Saturday
tides were coming over this bank here and into the field. In this
particular field probably went out into the field I don’t know 50-100′ based on how wet where it’s wet and where it is not wet. So this bank
is probably about three feet tall so from the base where the sand ends to the
top three feet. so yeah tides 3 to 3 1/2 feet above
normal last week. Waterfront property – ya gotta love it –
Not! Another perspective of tides and flooding here – so a normal tide here you
can see maybe somewhat of a low tide. So where I was almost getting stuck
earlier you can see the bank of sand where the tide normally comes up. I was
getting stuck just beyond this marsh, right on the other side here –
probably a hundred feet so. The water came up here from the river and came all
the way across here and into the field just beyond those trees there. That was a lot of water. I have seen seen
it do that with hurricanes but never just on coastal flooding where we had no
hurricanes or storms. But I think as I mentioned earlier a lot of it had to do
with the moon we were coming up on – a full moon last week. I had over three and a half inches of
rain at my house yesterday. Let’s see how much they got down here. All right two
and two tenths inches so not the three and a half I had at my house, so things
are going to be a bit wet for a while. I think there’s another chance of rain
actually tomorrow Tuesday or maybe Wednesday but hey soybeans are out and
in the bin, corn is out and in the bin. I’ve got some wheat planted but still
have some time to plant the rest so if we get a couple days of dry whether
I can finish planting that. Well look at that – gosh darn it I hate it when that happens! I’ve got a bearing that has gone bad on
the Coulter cart there and so what happens -a Coulter stops turning and then
it just drags up and piles up so I got all the way to the end before I noticed
it. This one right here so let me get the tools out, take that off and go get
another bearing. I have one at the shop so it won’t take me that long to fix
this and get it going again. okay looks like we’re ready to go. I got it done. I think my sprayer is foaming at the
hose. yep that’s what it’s doing foaming at
the hose. I’ve got some wheat to spray this
morning. it’s wheat that I planted yesterday. I have got a little bit of
green stuff coming up in the field so I’m gonna put a little bit of glyphosate
on it just so it doesn’t continue growing in case we have a warm fall. So
I’ve got the sprayer filled. It just overfilled it a little bit so it’s
foaming up everywhere all right let me go get this wheat sprayed.