Thursday, March 19, 2009
Welcome to farmerpj's farm
Hey there, welcome to the farm. I want to keep a blog of what goes on here so you can get a feel for what it's like on a broadacre cropping farm in South Australia. This time of year is "in between" seasons for us, and a bit of a quiet time of year, so more maintenance type jobs get done here on the farm. But also it's a good time to start blogging so you get the whole picture, from the start, of what we're up to here. We're in the planning stages of the cropping season now. Planning the fertilizer and chemical we'll need. We have already worked out our cropping plan, and have had all our seed cleaned. The only other thing you've missed this year is crutching all the sheep. We have done all but one mob - we still have a mob of about 400 hoggets to go. We also drench them over the board as we go with nucombo. Dad and myself do all the crutching. He yards and pens up sheep as well, so I actually do most of the crutching. Hope you enjoy farmerpj's farm.