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First of the Month Up North

4 Aug

It’s time to update what’s going on up north.  I have a lot to share this time.  The hay was mowed and rained on way too much.

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They finally raked it into windrows.

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There’s not much good left in this hay, but my brother-in-law feeds enough animals, and it will be mixed with good hay, so it adds bulk.  Besides, we had to get it off the ground so it didn’t kill the alfalfa and grass under it.  He chopped it this past weekend.  Not a lot of people chop hay anymore, but it’s quite efficient and has less spoilage than about any other way of storing hay.

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The guy that tore my garage down is also doing some work up north.  He’s cleared the cougar cages and the remains of the old trailer.  I’m liking the “nothing there” look.

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He’s cleaned around the building, and I’m hoping he’ll get the rest of the concrete as soon as the garage dirt work is done.  With the hay being made and the scrub brush cleared, that means we can actually get to the building to work on it now.

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On my way to the pumpkin patch, I saw the old dead tree fell on the gate.  Fun. Fun.

tree on gate

Finally, the pumpkin plants are growing.

Pumpkin patch

I was thrilled when I saw a nice sized pumpkin right on the edge of the patch, but there weren’t as many as I would have liked to see.  The damp weather has been really bad for them.  Hopefully, we’ll stay dry and there will be a lot more.

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At least I’m seeing a lot more female blossoms now.  I didn’t see any a couple of weeks ago.

pumpkin blossom

I’ve also been doing paperwork, so hopefully the Eden Hills pumpkin patch will become a reality this fall.