Today was the day. Field work has resumed. I'll be spending the majority of my time in a tractor cab for the next 2 or 3 months, and I'm pretty ok with that. The view:
I was using my new stalk chopper today. I must say, I'm pretty happy with it. Here are some pictures:
This is a picture of what the chopper does:
Before is on the right, after is on the left. It chops the stalks (obviously, Ben) and tears the roots out of the ground. The benefit of ridge till is that with one tillage pass, we're ready to plant. I tried taking a video, but I figured with 36' of machine attached to an expensive tractor that I don't own, I should probably pay attention to what I'm doing.
I'm really happy to be back in the field. Hard to believe that in 3 weeks or so we'll be planting.