If you remember, we sowed our wheat about a month ago. The weather was fine for sowing: dry ground, then some rain, followed by warm sunshine, more rain, etc. Now that the weather is turning nasty, the wheat should go dormant over the winter and begin to grow more vigorously next spring.
In retrospect, we realize we made one error in sowing the wheat. Just before we all walked abreast in the field and flung the seed on the ground, Don made one final pass with the chain-drag-thingy we borrowed from a neighbor. This made the field beautifully smooth, but it also meant the seed landed on top the ground rather than in furrows and cracks. Had we left the field disked but not smoothed - and then smoothed it after planting, thus burying the seed - our sprouting rate might have been higher. Ah well, live and learn.