The Wheat Field

Oh ya, almost forgot.  Our newly planted spring wheat field is GROWING!!  The plot is 70 x 50.  Half is Alfalfa.  It is a legume that helps bring nitrogen to the soil.  Once grown we will til it under and it will be come compost.  This is known as cover-cropping or green manuring.  It is a way to re-build the health of the soil.  Next year we will plant the wheat where the Alfalfa was and vice versa.  Next up is to til up another patch similar to this one in order to grow dent corn for corn meal and chicken feed.  Its working!!!

Wheat:

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Itty Bitty Alfalfa:

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