Last night we all had a family dinner at the local pub. The publican had the rainfall records for the district from the 1880s. We noted that in May of 1882 they only had the equivalent of 7.2 ml, so dry Mays are not unknown. (No records on what the crop was like in 1882 though...) I can remember that we had absolutely no rain in May in 2005. And the crop was OK. Apparently a dry May is OK if we get a wet June. Here's hoping.
Anyway - I have finally got myself out to the paddock and taken some photos of the air seeders. Here is one in all its dusty glory.
|Air Seeder And Dust Plume|
I decided that it all looked a bit dry and depressing so I grabbed my iPhone and went for a hipper look. It kind of worked...
|Hip Tractor With Dust Plume|
Basically the tractor is pulling a big trailer which carries seed and fertiliser. These are stored in two big bins - behind these is the bar which has lots of hoses and metal blades. Each metal blade makes a trench into which the seed and fertiliser is dropped. Then a little wheel gizmo covers the trench again.
When it is less dusty I will try and get some close up photos. At the moment if I get any closer I just photograph dust!
Anyway - I had better get moving and make sure Farmboy gets to that school bus on time.
Enjoy your Mondays!