• Kim Vassaur Freeman

Duck Diva's Field Report: 3/15/21


It is official. I am officially done this waterfowl season.


The next order of business is preparing our crop lands.


I met with my farmers recently and we agreed on the crops to be planted. My guys have just two more fields with blinds that need to be pulled and stored until November.


My farmers have already pulled soil samples and have started the discing process. Soon they will be in full swing on the project for the 2021 crop year.


My farmers will be planting rice, corn, soybeans, and cotton. Cotton is my personal favorite crop, but the ducks don’t benefit at all from that crop. Of course, the farmers don’t plant a crop just because it’s my favorite, they plant it because we have great soil for cotton, and there's a good market for it.


It won't be long before the fields are rowed up and seeds are planted. It always amazes me that one day I can look out and see acres of dirt on the rowed up fields, and the next day, that same field can have rows of beautiful green leaves that seem to come out of nowhere. It's a joy to watch the plants grow in front of my eyes. How awe inspiring that our creator has it in his plan that we put a seed in the ground and he makes it grow.


As I wait for the crops to grow, I think about duck hunting season, which will be here before you know it. It's just eight months away and counting. While I'm waiting, I will do what I do the other months of the year: hit the road to go fishing and antiquing.


Until next time, this is Duck Diva calling the SHOTS!

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