While on the subject of working the soil, we've been getting the question "what is muck?" a lot lately. All of the fields here at Gumz Farms are muck soil; muck is a dark, rich soil that is high in organic content. We need to take care of our fields as muck doesn't drain very well on it's own. So one of our projects every spring is to make sure that all of our drain tile is still functioning correctly. Additionally, when it rains a lot, muck gets very, very sticky. So, we use a lot of equipment on tracks (as you can see in the photo below to the right) and equipment with dual or triple tires. This allows more surface area to spread out the weight to allow us to "float" on the soil. If we don't do this, our equipment operators get stuck.
You learn something new every day! Let us know if you have any other questions! We are here to educate and share our story.
P.S. GO BUCKY!!!