Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crops Update

Thankfully, we've been getting plenty of rain around here lately, and it's made for some good lookin' crops! They better look good, if they know what's good for them. They have a baby to pay for this year!
 Here's our cotton. It's about waist high now.
 It's also starting to bloom. If you missed my post last year on the stages of cotton growth, click here!
 Here's our peanuts. The rows are close to "shaking hands" or meeting in the middle.
 They are also starting to bloom.
 Here is a very rare photograph of our soybeans.
 We tend to plant beans in our fields that don't lay very well, which is why we never grow that many. It also makes it harder to keep the weeds out. Lance said I was not allowed to post any weed pictures, lol.
 And last, but not least, our corn!
Usually this time of year it's twisted up and tasseling, but so far so good!

Now we're just keeping busy spraying the weeds, which is a never ending process. By the time we're done, it's time to start all over again!

I'd also like to send my condolences to the family of longtime friend and farm employee, Kenneth Estes, who lost his year long battle with cancer yesterday.
(Kenneth is in the dark blue).
RIP Kenneth! You will be missed!

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