Paul, thank you for the kind words. I am worried about the financial system in this country right now as I do have some debt ie. 5 yr loans on a few pieces of equipment, but I am confident if I am modest I can make it work still.
I hadn't thought of the criss cross idea before but may be worth looking at. I think my biggest thing is the bean meters first as I just really don't like the cups and then we will see how the beans do with better planting. The beans I plant they say are adaptable to any row spacing but I try and get the bushiest bean I can.
Any advice you have for a younger farmer (23 been farming for 8 years and am now getting to a point where I am getting bigger) I welcome it indefinitely. I'll leave my email open.