Signs You Know Spring Has Arrived in Southern Minnesota
Having been in radio for more than 20 years while also farming, there are signs I look for that remind me spring has arrived.
You know for certain spring is on the way when spring weight restrictions or road postings go on.
Seed showing up in the shed is a sure sign we will be in the field soon.
There is almost always a frustration with weather delays. Some years like 2013, or this year, they are worse!
So, while you wait for good weather you double check your planter to make sure the planter and tractor are ready. Including a new clutch!
As the days pass waiting for better weather, you even check out the sprayer so it is ready to apply your herbicide after corn planting.
The State FFA Convention is always held late in April at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul campus. Being at the St. Paul campus with thousands of FFA members is a sure sign of spring.
You know it is time to plant corn when these beautiful yellow flowers show up in your lawn!
This is a sure sign of spring -- 20 bags of soybean seed in my car.
Another sign of spring, tractor lights in the fields!
During the spring it is important to get as much rest as possible. Even a catnap at the studio!