Sowing (Wild) Oats
Tuesday 12th of April 2011 07:41 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
Admit it. When you read "wild oats," you thought maybe this was true confessions or something. Nope, just same old me.
But I guess Facebook thought I was all racy last week. When I tried to post my working cattle tales last week, I got a message saying I was being blocked because of offensive content.
Offensive content?! Who me? I finally figured out that maybe they weren't happy about me using the term "castration." (There I go again: I'll probably get blocked today, too. Will I ever learn?!) But that's about as wild as I get around here.
We did, however, plant some oats this spring. This is how the oats look, right out of the seed sack.
Oats are not typically in our crop rotation. This year, Randy planted the oats on March 1 in an old alfalfa field so he could get one more cutting from the field before he worked it up. An alfalfa field is productive about 7 to 8 years.