Rain desperately needed as sowing season approaches
Busy ensuring farmers have enough to feed their cows
THUNDERSTORMS have been passing over, but as yet they have yielded very little rain in this area.
I guess there are always winners and losers with thunderstorms and hopefully we will be on the winning side before Anzac Day.
Sowing is historically started on the day after Anzac Day in this area, so there is always a certain amount of anticipation as the date approaches.
Aswellascommemoratingthe day, it is also a time of preparation for the new sowing season.
Most of our seed cleaning has been completed.
We just have one variety of wheat to be cleaned as well as the field peas.
Colin has been tidying up out in the paddocks.
He has been cleaning up fallen limbs from the cropping area and also removing some old fences, which will help maximise the sowing area in some of our smaller paddocks.
It will also reconfigure the direction that these realigned paddocks will be sown in.
The last four weeks have had me flat out in the truck delivering wheat and barley into dairy farmers’ storages.
Just when I think there is nothing on for the day, another dairy farmer finds that he hasn’t kept a check on the levels in his storage and I am on the road again to make sure the cows will be fed the next day!
It has been pleasing to see the rises in the grain prices as the season has progressed and the extra dollars should help to keep the bank manager a little happier!
I have also been kept on the hop with contacting new and current TM Ag customers determining their needs for the coming season.
We have some information sessions lined up, so the first week of April is just about booked out for me.
We had a trip away over the weekend to a granddaughter’s birthday party.
It’s always fun to catch up with the young ones and see their development.
They surprise us all the time with what they are learning and we enjoy our times with them.