May18
Planting Corn, Finally

Planting Corn, Finally

It finally dried out enough to plant corn and we got started on Tuesday afternoon.  Last night we were rained out at around 6:30 by a thunderstorm that left us with 4 tenths of an inch.  Planting conditions were already plenty wet, as can be seen in the pictures and the following video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAaGomuYDm0 ).   It looks like we will be out for a couple days but the rain was just what the doctor ordered for the corn we were able to get in.  We also resorted to some redneck engineering this week, equipping the sprayer with some wider tires to handle the wet spring.  A set of used wheel spacers for an old John Deere four wheel drive, the tires off of the grain cart, and couple hours of work added quite a bit of flotation to the Apache.

Putting Floater Tires on Sprayer

Putting Floater Tires on Sprayer

Apache on Floaters

Apache on Floaters