In an effort to help our crops to hang on until the much hoped and prayed for rain, David sprayed the fields with fish fertilizer. Everything was looking so parched, and we hoped that a little boost of nutrients would help them to hang on just a little bit longer.
The sunflowers, drooping pathetically in the heat.
Our popcorn plot. It doesn't look like we'll be getting much of anything from it.
If you squint hard you'll see the amaranth.
Lesson learned; don't plant little test plots along the tree line. When the weather gets dry, the trees will suck up every bit of moisture. That leaves your test plot looking like it went through a toaster.
Pods are forming near the end of September! It's exciting to watch! David will count the number of pods per plant, multiply by the number of beans per pod (2-3), multiply that by the number of plants per acre, and come up with a bushel per acre yield estimate.
I'll admit that I just stand there and nod. I'm not a numbers person. Even with a calculator in my hand, I'm still not sure unless I've run the numbers through it a few times.
More and more sunflowers are opening. So pretty!
Early in the morning is a good time to do some hand weeding. The weeds aren't bad in our fields, but we don't want those stray pokeberries dyeing our soybeans at harvest time!
Our brave assistants thought it was more comfortable to huddle in the truck with blankets than to get out and help!