This sign sits in our front yard. It reminds us that we are a family and in this together. This is our life.
After another successful year of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, I am finally home in Gleason, Wisconsin. With my furniture moved into a new cozy apartment, classes selected for next fall and four hours of driving home, I am now ready to start a laborious, educational and fun summer on the farm.
This awful picture is of my lovely dog, Cas, and I. He jumped into the car when I opened the door, so I guess he was pretty excited to see me.
This morning, however, I had the pleasure of learning that I would be filling our corn planter with multiple buckets of fertilizer. My hands are painfully red and will have well-developed callouses by tomorrow. Same drill tomorrow, but on a positive note, I will be milking cows.
We put in about nine acres of corn today with our four-row John Deere planter.
Tomorrow, there are plans for more planting, lawn mowing and whatever other projects that Dad comes up with.
I slept in today, until 9:30 a.m. Jumped into work at about 10:00 a.m. Tomorrow, I’ll be up bright and early around 5:00 a.m. to milk the lovely ladies (my cows).
Until then, this is my first farming blog of the summer with many more to come. Questions about anything? Just let me know!