Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Blessings From the Anderson Farm

Easter is traditionally the unofficial start of Spring work around this area here on the "Palouse" which is where our main farm (Genesee Farm) is located.  As we have two farms in different locations, we can usually start about 2 weeks ahead of the main farm as the southern farm (we refer to it as the Tammany farm) is South and a little warmer plus the soil is sandier and drier.  Farmers Joe and Jay along with Cody have been able to get a day in here and there to begin the planting of the spring wheat, and while we would love to be able to start, get everything planted and them move on up to the Genesee farm... the weatherman has not been too co-operative.  Spring weather has crazy patterns so we basically have to be ready to go and work like crazy to get the seed in the ground as the weather can radically change from one day to the next as you will see later on in this blog.......  The videos shown below are from Farmer Joe and Cody as they are in the field planting a hard red spring wheat.  The weather was gorgeous, 61 degrees and sunny.

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Here is a video from the seat of the tractor.


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THEN... the very next day, a cold system came in later that night and this is what what the same tractor in the same field looked like.....

Snow and tractors don't mix very well
As of today, it has been snowing on and off so we are out of the field again, but the weatherman says it is going to be sunny again just in time for Easter.  And on that note, my little "bunny helper" and I have our farmhouse all decorated and ready for our family to gather to celebrate Easter.  I'll have more on that on the At Home on the Farm later on next week.

Miss N looking very bunny-like
Many thanks for stopping by and as always, if you have questions, I'm just an email away at idahofarmwife@gmail.com or leave a comment.  Easter Blessings to all!  All my best, Gayle
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