I am a Wheat Farmer
I am a Wheat Farmer
By Bailey King
The year will be starting soon and I am
mentally preparing myself for the joy and
challenges it will bring.
It will be a busy year and soon the seeds will
be here and my job of planting, fertilizing,
watering and harvesting will begin.
I am very excited about this upcoming year as
I believe it will be full of new learning
experiences, challenges and growth.
Before the season begins and the seeds arrive, I must make sure
that my equipment is in order. The equipment needs to be laid out
and organized so that I do not waste time when the seeds get here. I
will be prepared for the arrival of seeds by planning what equipment
to use and ensure it is ready to go. Preparing to use a variety of
equipment is a good way to reach all seeds. Knowing how I want the
season to end will be a great way to plan.
In order for our season to stay on time, we need to have a routine in place
so that everything will run smoothly and efficiently. Putting in place a routine
is a great way to make sure that I remember to do everything and all
expectations are clearly laid out. It is also important that I spend time
looking at the seeds. I need to know what I am planting to give the seeds
the best path for success.
Cultivation and Soil
Planting The Seeds
The seeds have arrived and in
order for the seeds to grow and
fulfill their full potential, they
need to have nutrients. The first
couple of weeks are crucial for
the development and growth of
After I have planted the seeds it is time that I give
them the materials they will need to grow. The
seeds need many different materials to enable
them to reach their potential and some seeds need
different materials than others. It is important that I
deliver the materials in a way that provides optimal
growth and absorption from the seeds. If they do
not respond well, I need to reflect upon what I am
You have given the seeds raw materials like soil,
sunlight and water and they are starting to grow. I
will watch them as they impressively begin growing.
I can see how they are progressing, I will let them
take time to excel on their own and as a crop. If
any problems arise, I will be able to step in and
give the wheat assistance so they will grow
The crop can change very quickly. One day it is beautiful and the next hail hits. I need to
be prepared and alert, always trying to anticipate and adapt. Even if the day is difficult, I
have to remember that I started farming to make a different and help a crop succeed.
Sunny Days and Rainy Days
Late Night Harvest
This time of the year is a little overwhelming and sometimes I am going to have to burn
through the night to get all of the wheat in on time. Especially when I am starting out as a
farmer, there will be a lot of late nights and early mornings. I have to develop my
techniques of farming and find out what works the best for the wheat and me. I need to
keep my mind focused on how much I enjoy farming and how proud I will be with the
wheat in the end.
As things progress throughout the season sometimes it is good to have an outside
opinion. having other farmers offer advice and assistance will make my season more
successful. My neighbors provide me with support, someone to bounce ideas off of,
gather ideas from and improve my farm techniques.
Neighbors Helping Out
It is crunch time now. Things
are starting to come to a
close. The wheat has grown
into a great crop. It is ready
to move on to fulfill its
potential. The wheat has
changed a lot over the season
and it has been a true
privilege to help the wheat on
I will really miss the wheat when the
season has come to an end. It is time
for me to reflect on my farming
practices and seek out new
information on ways to improve and
do an even better job for the wheat.
And the Season
Comes to an end . .
. for now.
But there is always growth and
improvement for everyone.