While we wait for the fields to dry out and the soil to warm up enough to plant, we have time to apply nutrients to the soil. This is a tote bag of sulfate of potash. It's a really nifty way to handle small amounts of nutrients for small farmers.
Except for one thing. This tote bag came with a very small hole in the top that had a long neck. To get the potash out of the tote, we carefully lowered a five-gallon bucket through the long neck, filled it up, and lifted it back out. It was a bit of a pain. Someone suggested a pocket knife as part of the solution, but then the tote would not have been returned in the same condition in which it was shipped.
The five-gallon buckets were emptied one by one into the spreader. Keep this in mind the next time you buy food from a small farmer. Just because we don't farm thousands of acres doesn't mean things are easier. In many cases, they're harder.
Scary-looking spray drift? Nope, just a naturally-occurring mineral. The pellets fell where they were spread, but the dust drifted a bit.
We were racing the weather a bit that evening, which made the one-bucket-at-a-time process a bit more stressful.
So the wheat field (which is looking very nice) now has the potash it needs to continue to grow and produce well.