Went to Marion Ag. on Wednesday and got an unexpected tour of the building where they bag all the rocks and chemicals (I can't imagine working there, all those machines and dust so thick you can't see a thing) - glad Marcus went with me.
* 200 lbs soft rock phosphate
* 400 lbs high calcium lime
* 10 gallons molasses
* 50 lbs dried kelp
* 50 lbs calcium nitrate
* 1 lb blue stone
I have yet to find a nearby source for liquid fish, ammonium sulfate, phosphoric acid, potassium bicarbonate and ammonium nitrate (for some odd reason, each time I inquire after something like lye or ammonium nitrate, I get looked at strangely and ask if I'm a chemistry major - or a bomb expert... hmm). Trying to ship something as bulky as a five gallon bucket will cost an arm and two legs, so if anyone knows of a source, could you let me know?
Like my dad says, we're not true farmers, but boy am I excited about working on the fields, orchard and garden this year! We'll try large-scale composting and spread over one field per year.
The tuba competition went as well as you could expect a tuba/piano ensemble to go, and I'm accompanying my friend Sarah for her flute competition next Saturday - the same day that I have the privilege of playing keyboard for the Celtic ECD ball!!! Lots of fun music, though it's hard to balance my music theory homework plus all of the repertoire I'm working on memorizing for my private music teacher.
The pic is from today's photo shoot - the sword is a replica of something significant, but I can't remember :D Swords are really neat... don't worry, I won't make it a habit to play with them, considering:
I tend to do odd things like, run straight into a shovel handle, then do it again three seconds later, then knock the whole wheelbarrow full of manure over and slip on the ice next to it and bash up my knees. Anyway, I might hurt someone if I take to much of an interest in weapons.