This week Adam is working on the wheat field. He needs to get the wheat in the ground by the end of September. This first preparation of the soil is the most challenging. It's been in grass, with animals grazing, for years.
Before tilling he had to mow the area one more time with the push mower to get the grass as short as possible. Otherwise the grass wraps around the tiller blades, making tilling quite difficult. As it was, the grass was still a challenge.
And around the edge of the square is grass yet taller; all of it will eventually become a growing area for something. But right now he's focused only on the wheat.
my brother and sister-in-law in West Virginia work so hard for so many years on their farm, with beautiful results. But it's never, ever easy.
Update on the orchard foray: Adam got a nice case of poison ivy on both legs. He's so allergic. He knew better than to go in there this time of year, but I tempted him by hacking back some of the verge. Oh well! He'll be off to the doctor today.