Everyone has a drone these days seems like and they do make some really cool photos. Here are a few from February of activity on the farm. Thank you Andres for these pics! Okay, yes the farm is mostly brown right now but what do you expect, it’s February! The fertilizer will give it some good green color as soon as we get some warm growing weather.
Bill Murff, our founder, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. He started this company in his spare time in 1969 while he was still teaching at Crosby High School. He was a great influence on many people in this area and around the country really. We thank you for your thoughts and prayers in this time of grief and we want to share a slideshow we put together of his life that we will play at the memorial service.
This year we purchased a couple of FireFly ProSlab 155 harvesters that automagically (I know that’s not a word but I just like it!) stack the grass on pallets. We really like them so far and are doing an excellent job for us.
A couple of weeks ago FireFly and one of their partners, National Instruments, wanted to come out and video the harvesters working and take some photos. I believe National Instruments makes the electronics for the harvester and they are working together to make a short marketing video about their products. They gave us some of the video footage for us to see and play with and so we took some photos and put them together with their video to make a little video ourselves. Love the drone footage they gave us to use!! Amazing how things look from above! They used this DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone while they were here at our farm. Pretty sweet system.
So here’s our little video of the harvesters working.
Here’s a link to a video from Sod Solutions on how to prepare your Empire Zoysia for the upcoming winter months and have it ready for Spring.
The new FireFly ProSlab 155 doing its thing! Posted some photos a couple weeks ago and we had some request for video so here are a couple of videos. The FireFly is setup to cut 16″ x 24″ blocks right now; it can also be setup to cut 2′ x 4′ pieces.
There’s a tool from Sod Solutions that they’ve made available to the public for measuring your lawn that we wanted to link to and let you know about. Great little tool! You can look up your address and then use the website to measure your lawn or really whatever geographic area you want to measure.
We’ve been using it to measure our fields and it’s just kind of fun to play with. It’s a great little tool and we appreciate Sod Solutions for putting it together and letting anyone use it. The link below is to their blog where they explain how it works and then from their blog you can click on the link to the measuring tool. Once at the actual website of the area calculator tool you can bookmark it for later use. Enjoy!
Or you can click here and go directly to the Area Calculating Tool.