Darrell called saying he needed seed in the ground.
Here we are!!! Back on "my" tractor...seed in the ground and rolled in.
This section of ground was plowed several times last year while we were here.
Here I am putting blue stem seed in the planter.
It is a native grass bagged by Native Americans from Junction, Texas. For doing this, they keep a portion of the seed.
Wallace is on hand to help out with the bags. With his help things move so much faster.
This is about a 40 acre field, and I was on the tractor for ten hours. I did not mind. I was determined to finish, but the tractor said it had enough. The warning light came on and said STOP...so I did. There was just a little left that I finished up without a problem the next morning.
Here from inside my tractor, you can see the difference after the seed has been rolled in. How about that straight line??? The roller is connected behind the planter as you can see in the first photo.
I have heard words for people like me. A***. That does not bother me and I will continue to make straight lines.
This plot is now finished, but we have many more bags of seed to plant.
We are certified to use chemicals, so today, we tackle some of the invasive species down by the creek. Wallace gets to spray while I maneuver the tractor with the spray rig.
The main culprit is McCartney rose.
Wallace had the hot, hard part while I was in a/c. This rig is really a nice set up...I rev the engine so the spray comes out stronger. This photo was taken out the back window of the tractor. The ground was not level so there was a lot of maneuvering of the tractor...it was fun trying to figure out the best way to do that and get down where we needed to be while keeping things safe. Wallace did a great job. It has been said that we make a great team...I think so too.
I managed to make time to clean Darrell's office. He is on vacation this week and we want things to be spiffy when he returns.
Looking forward to next week to see what Darrell has in store for us.
Will close with this picture of a scissor-tailed flycatcher posing for us.
Until next time...