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Sucker for shiny things

sterling April Action

Earlier morning than I have been used to this morning. Hauling out some malt barley this morning to our local malt gathering station at Englefeld. About 4 in of wet snow was not what we needed as it makes everything slippery and sloppy. That’s why you’ll notice I’m using our day cab truck we use for hauling liquid fertilizer in the spring and short hauls of grain from the field to the bin. I didn’t want to get the big truck all slopped up after having just finished polishing all the aluminum on it to a mirror finish. What can I say, I’m a suckered for shiny things.

After a day of snow the sun is out today, it is +7 degrees and the water is running again. The wet snow yesterday is making the yard very sloppy so what do big kids do. Go play in the water. I bladed off what snow was left and tried to level any ruts made this morning.

Some of the barley hauled in today is being cleaned for seed so need to go pick it up tomorrow and dump into a cleaned out bin. Got the auger all set up today so should be ready for tomorrow provided it is cold over night and freezes the ground.

April 7, 2015 – not quite spring

Waking to 2″ of snow was not exactly what we had in mind for an early Spring that would hopefully dry up the fields and roads as we prep for seeding 2015!

In due time, we’ll be ready to roll, but these snow delays are slowing us down and making this feel more and more like a regular Spring (wet and a little bit more wet).