Another Tough Lesson

Since I did not move the mobile hoop, I wanted to plant green manure.  A friend – a saint really – tilled the open area in the heat when the soil was dry and hard.  Then before planting I wheel hoed the area again.  And once I finished I planted some buckwheat Ken wanted for animal feed, but when it arrived it was not clean enough to sprout for the animals.  So, I sowed it quite thickly over the area.  And still a high percentage is weeds.  I checked with a farmer friend and my process was good, but the germination was obviously poor.  I guess I am glad I did not feed grain that is mostly dead to the animals!  But it is too bad about all the weeds…

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