Is that snow leftover in the field? It sort of looks like piled up snow.
But no! Look closer ... it's lime.
We're spreading lime on all our fields that need it, based on soil tests. When you add lime to the soil, it raises its pH. (There are lots of sites that explain why this is good chemically, but the basic point is that it helps maintain peak fertility.)
Kris bought the lime from a company, then he had another company truck it here, then he had another company spread it on our fields. It took a little figuring but - here it is!
|Excavators at sunset|
Yes. No need to look closer on this one. They're digging the lagoon! The man was holding a rod, which is a big measurement stick. The lagoon is going to be 14 feet deep, 150 x 265.
Tonight my brother was on the phone and asked a lot of questions about the lagoon. In case any of you out there have the same questions - We'll use skid steers to push the manure in it from the barns. There will be high berms on the sides. It'll have a clay bottom. And after it's built, it'll never have a guy standing in the middle of it again.