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It’s June Already
June 6, 2022, 7:49 am
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June 6, 2022

After a very wet and cool spring, I managed to get the corn planted on June 1, 2022. I was not real happy with the seedbed preparation, but it wasn’t too bad for the way the rains came. I finished up just before we got another half of an inch.

This morning, I see little green shoots peeping through the dirt. The warm moist soil helped the seeds to sprout and grow. This field of about 2.5 acres should yield plenty for us this year…unless the wildlife hit us hard, growing next to the woods like we are.

Our gardens are doing well in spite of the wet weather. Somehow, I managed to get them off and growing a bit earlier than normal. The raised beds are doing well too. Connie worked on freezing strawberries yesterday, so that job is done for the year.

We got our hay equipment mostly ready to go. We even cut a couple rounds to make sure things are in order and will use that hay, put up loose, to feed the horses when they are in the barn. We bring them in to help dodge the flies during the day.

Training continues for our younger horses and they will be helping in the hayfields soon. The filly Maggee continues to be a delight to watch and be around. Its June already, half the year is gone but half is left to go. We plan to make the absolute best of it!