Late Winter Means Tax Time and Spring Equipment Preparation
Trent Brandenburg is “doing my taxes” and added, “I do what my accountant tells me.” Taxes are not Trent’s favorite farm chore but has to be done anyway. The mid-February big snow and deep freeze (minus 15 wind chill) make these few days a good time to finish up paperwork. Trent has moved most of his grain to sell and is now moving equipment. The fall equipment is moved to remote storage so the spring equipment can be at the main farmstead ready to roll at planting time.
Trent’s equipment moving depends on the weather, just like anything else on the farm. Maybe the ground is too muddy or maybe the machine-shed doors are frozen shut. Trent works around the challenges.
In two or three weeks his seed will arrive. Can spring be far behind??
Looking forward to a more “normal” planting and harvest season for 2020.