Lucy Jean learned how to drive the tractor, or at least the steering wheel part. Her legs are too short to reach the pedals. Here she is discing the Alaska paddock. She spent a good hour driving it alongside the previous line with only a few wobbles. Little kids get very focused.
The picture below has the Alaska and Yukon paddocks in the background having been disced a second time. They are now seeded for a pasture with a mix of grasses and legumes. The soil there is supposed to be not as good as the rest of the farm. Some people say it is the underlying soil type, others say it is because there was a wood there a few decades ago. Walking around it shows how varied it is with some parts loose and sandy and others much more sticky. Looking at it from a distance you can see a couple of intrusions of darker soil. We’ll see what grows there. I might add in some broadcasted lucerne in the spring to see if it takes.
In the foreground is the Nebraska paddock, which will worked a little bit more before being seeded to lucerne/alfalfa in the springtime.
These birds normally like hanging around the cattle but they’ve figured out there are good things around the tractor. In this case they are following the seeder. Seed and fresh worms!
Back at the homestead Jean feeds the chickens with the baby on her hip. The green slippers add a touch of style.