There is a family of Swallows busy building their nest inside of this tree. They fly in and out all day long and have the prettiest song. Glad to have them in my yard.
We are seeding our wheat crop. It is hard red spring variety. This photo shows the farmer getting ready to fill up the seeder.
The farmer is planting canola with a minimum tillage airdrill. He can run for 3 hours before he has to fill the tank on the seeder. This field is 300 acres and he is driving approximately 4.5 mph. May is the time of year that crops are planted on the Canadian prairie. Canola blooms with a pretty yellow flower in July and then the plant makes pods with seeds inside. The seed is then crushed to make canola oil for cooking.
Filling the airdrill with canola seed. The semi truck is full of fertilize and the canola seed is in an old pickup truck (not seen in photo) in 50 pound bags. 8 bags are required to fill the tank with the other tank filled is filled with fertilize. This field is seeded directly into last years wheat stubble with no tillage.
This pair of deer crossed the road in front of me. I slowed to avoid hitting them and for just a minute they stopped and looked at me. Just long enough to grab this photo!
These are a few of the bins used to store grain grown on the farm. The older smaller ones are no longer used as they are too small and the roof has rotted away over time.
This pair of Canadian Geese have spent the spring coming into my yard to feed and then going across the dirt road to swim in the pond. They are not afraid of us at all and are interesting to watch. Soon their little ones will hatch and we will see them swimming along side their parents.
We are seeding Hard Red Spring Wheat on this field. It is minimum tilled with less than 3 cultivations per year. The tractor is a New Holland with 425 HP. Behind the Bourgault air seeder is a Morris harrow packer bar. Pulling all of this at once eliminates having to go over the field twice. The neighbour across the fence is also seeding his crop, seen in the distance. It is a very dry spring and the trees are late leafing out.
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