My nephew came today to mow the rye where we will plant pumpkins. The rye will be left there, and the pumpkins will be planted in those narrow empty rows.
“He just takes the tractor another round”
When you let the rye get this tall, it tends to get tangled in the discbine, but we wanted to make sure it was fully headed out, so it doesn’t grow back.
“It’s another day in the dusty haze.”
I love this scene. It means progress towards the pumpkin patch this fall!
“underneath this Eden Hills sky”
While I was out there, I also noticed how tall the grass is in the buffer strip.
“Please don’t let my dreams run dry.”
There’s a lot of clover mixed in.
He says, “I never complain. I never ask: “Why?”
And the alfalfa is starting to bloom.
“Let my crops and children grow”
It kind of looks like we should be making hay. There’s always more to do on a farm than there are hours and days to get it done.
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We’ve had rain and sunshine which has made for some good growing conditions. Today’s sunshine made the goats happy too.
I could see that the corn is coming up. The tall grass to the left is rye. We’ll spray that and use it as weed control where we plant our pumpkins for the pumpkin patch. We also have popcorn and Indian corn planted.
Up north, it’s been empty since I put the big boys back on the front pasture.
Luckily, the grass is growing quite well because I’ll put them back up here when we have June babies. That way my new moms won’t be out in the Back Forty.
Of course, that mean’s I’ll be moving goats again before too long.
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My nephew has been working hard to get my field ready to plant. Since we’re adding the area from the pumpkin patch and where we removed the old trailer, it takes a little more work this spring. He field cultivated. Well, until the hydraulic hose broke.
He filled in gaping holes where trees had been blown down and moved the huge tree, so it wasn’t in the middle of the field. He got rid of scrubby mulberry shrubs. He turned it into a part of the field rather than a pasture that wasn’t able to be planted.
Where he field cultivated, it turned up a lot of stuff. He picked up a bunch. I picked up a bunch. There was wood from the trees, concrete chunks from where we removed the old trailer house, bits of metal wire, and lots of simply trash.
Well, at least I found a spoon to replace the one I lost. And a fork!
There’s still a bunch of junk left out there. It will keep working out of the ground for years, and we’ll keep picking it up every time we are there. What really amazes me is the number of shoes I’ve found on this farm.
It almost reminds me of a certain episode of Criminal Minds where the serial killers fed the bodies of their victims to the pigs.
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