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18 Mar · Sun 2012
Today has been another day of work, but a little bit of play as well. After we took care of business, we decided to go to the Sublette Toy and Tractor Show in Sublette, Illinois. It was nice to see the two Breast Cancer tractors at the show. My friend, Rick really did a nice job of putting the tractors together. It was also nice to see the Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce logo on the new tractor. The tractor will be shown at many places this summer, if you would like to see it, check out "Pulling for the Cure" on Facebook. Tomorrow I will be continuing to seed and then work on the high tunnel. It will not be long before our tomatoes will be going into the high tunnel. The soil is ready to be worked and the tomatoes will be transplanted this week into larger pots and flats. Time is moving fast, now to do a little planning tonight and a little relaxation. Tune in for more information tomorrow.
Posted by Jeff @ 05:36 PM CDT
Yesterday was another very productive day. I revamped the seed room and erected the small temporary greenhouse outside. We use the temporary greenhouse for plants once they are transplanted. So now with the expanded seeding room, we will have enough room for our seedlings as we continue to sow. I also went back out to the field to disk the last little patch left before it rained. I changed the fuel filters once again and head out to the field only to have the tractor stall out on me in the middle of the road. I was able to get it running again and get it up into the farm yard. I pulled the filters again and realized they were only half full with fuel. This made me realize that there must be dirt in the bottom of the tank or in the line. So today I am going to investigate further by take in the fuel line off of the tank to see if there is any flow out of the tank. I am guessing this is the problem. The engine is being starved of fuel.
Once I get the tractor running, I will most likely work on the doors for the greenhouse. It rained a little bit, so I am sure it is too wet to disk. Oh well, there isn't much I can do about it. We moved all of our onion sets and seed potatoes to the cooler as it was starting to get too warm in the garage. It is also dark in the cooler with will slow things down. This warm weather is making every want to sprout. In fact many of the trees are starting to leaf out. I am not so sure that is good, but it is what it is. I am also going to try to get the rest of the orchard pruned tomorrow. I only have a few more trees to go and it will be done. Then I can spray the trees with dormant oil. This smothers any insects that may have laid eggs under the bark before winter. This will also help to prevent worms. Well, it is time to get busy! Have a great day!
Posted by Jeff @ 02:49 AM CDT