With the temperatures flitting between the high 70's and low 80's, my son broke out with a bad case of garden (or in his case field) fever, hitched the vintage International 2 x 14 pull type plow on the back of his Minni Z, and began turning over rows for this year's sweet corn. (You do remember the 37 quarts from last year? If not, I posted about it here.) Lucky for Farmerboy, we acquired a lot on the other side of our small town with nothing but one tree on it. Aaaah... Land for the taking or plowing anyways! ;)
I love the smell of newly turned soil... Mmmmmm...
Farmerboy has huge hopes that this year will see the last of the big pieces of rock finding their way to the surface! :)
Aaaah... Tomorrow, the International 8 foot disk will come out of storage to smooth out this rough field.
**Just a little note** The photo below reminds of the famous quote from Peanuts creator Charles Schulz... "A Boy and his Dog". Except in this case, it is "A Boy and his Tractor". :)
I must admit that it has been a pleasure having all that sweet corn from last fall in the freezer. After being heated, the corn tastes the same as when it was harvested from the field... even without the pesticides, added sugars and preservatives! ;)
Remember how I complained last fall about the over abundance of sweet corn piled in my backyard? Well, this Mom isn't too proud to say that she was wrong. I could have stood to process quite a bit more than the 37 quarts. That's the great thing about life. It is constantly teaching us lessons along the way. :)