Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Finally! Planting Time Starts

It's been dry for several days, and last week we were able to start working the ground. We started with the "big" tractor, pulling the offset disc.

After several passes spread out over several days, the ground was worked enough to run the tine harrow over it. The tine harrow helps to break up the last of the clumps of sod. This is our "little" tractor.

Finally, last weekend, it was time to plant. We poured the beans into the seed hopper on the planter.

And started the long process of adjusting the planter...

...to the correct depth...

...and other things I don't pretend to understand.

Our planter is a 4-row planter, which is considered by many to be too small to mess with. Yeah, we've heard that before. Our whole farm is "too small to mess with."

This field was planted with 7 different types of heirloom edible beans. The Farmer left space in between each type.

Now it's time to start cultivating! Of course, there are still more fields left to plant, and time is short.


  1. Hard work! But I know it will be worth it!

  2. Those who sow with tears will reap with joy...


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