It is a Tuesday

I am back to trying to blog.  I am ready to do this thing as regularly as I can, because boy do I like writing.  Here are some random thoughts on this Tuesday.  We are three weeks into Jody working his new job and things are going fairly smoothly.  We have adjusted to the changes it brings on the farm.  I haven’t been able to see my husband nearly as much as I like, but I know he likes staying busy.  A typical day has now gotten even busier, even busier than before.  I now have to get my youngest up and drop him off, before I can head to work.  It adds a few minutes onto my day, but I enjoy the time with him.  I am trying to savor every minute, because this Fall he will be in preschool.  That will be a hard day for this Mama.

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One thing my husband and I have been doing, is checking our fields.  I added this picture of us checking the fields in the Fall, since I haven’t taken any pictures this year.  We have to see what kind of stand we have and what kind of weeds are growing.  How many husband and wives do you know pull up weeds,  then sit around talking about and staring at the weed?  And I do mean the kind of weeds that grow in a crop that is not the crop.  This is an important step in crop management, because then my hubby knows how much and what to spray.  This is also based on the crop that is growing, we have barley and wheat this year.  My hubby has been spraying over the last few weeks and will probably have to spray again before harvest.  It keeps him busy.  He will also be working on some of our equipment so that it will be ready to go.

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I have an unhealthy obsession with sweet potatoes that are clean and in a box.  I like to take pictures of them.  I find it so beautiful to look at something that we grew and how much hard work went into them.  We still have a lot of potatoes left from last year.  Most of them look really rough, so they will end up being pig food.  Hopefully this year, we get more rain and the heat isn’t as bad.  We have had some good weather the last couple of weeks and it has me itching to plant something.  I can’t wait to get back out there and smell some dirt.  (Another thing that makes me weird)

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