The Baileys have divided the farm into two sets of land on which they rotate crops from year to year to ensure the quality of their soil remains high enough to sustain the growth of their crops despite the low amount of moisture. The rotation is hard red winter wheat, milo and then furlough.
The wheat is planted between the end of August and first of October. It is havested the end of June. Milo is planted between the end of May and first of October and is harvested between the end of October and first part of November.
The Baileys like many other families in dry parts of the world have figured out how to make farming work with the resources provided them. With utmost respect for the land this family employs environmentally sustainable practices on a daily basis to ensure that their family continues to farm for generations. Thank you to the Bailey family for sharing your farm with us.
How much rain to do you get on average? Have you ever farmed dry land before?