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Just Some Things

16 Jun

My waterway was baled in big round bales for my nephew.  I am worried about my hay.  As long as we get rain at some time, I should be okay.  It might be fall though.  Hopefully, we get rain by then.

Garden season is well under way, and, as usual, I’m trying to get caught up with the garden.

I was kind of procrastinating because I didn’t want my hands so dirty in case I had to pull a baby out of Onyx (still waiting).

Still struggling to keep the finger out of the way with the new phone camera too.

I seriously have to quickly make a decision on whether or not to try and replant some of the stuff that didn’t come up.  There was also some things that came up and the seedlings immediately died because of the heat, so I’m not sure it would do much good to replant.

peppers and eggplant

With daily watering, I think I’m finally getting some of the plants caught up and looking better.

cabbage

Bless my mom for helping me to weed while I’m still trying to keep from having dirt ground into my skin.

onions

Mom weeding potatoes

The swallowtail caterpillars are enjoying the dill.

It didn’t even seem to mind getting watered.

We are also fully into the season for hanging laundry out on the line.

Sky likes to help.

It dries quickly when it’s this hot.

Jailed and Exiled

11 Aug

Hormones really have kicked in.  It seems like the calendar change to August was like flipping a switch for the girls to come into heat.  Thursday night really saw a lot of girls flicking their tails and hanging out by the bucks.

Cupid and Xerxes

Cinnamon was all loopy and jumping the other girls.

Cinnamon and Hera

Thursday evening, I had to catch Doc because he was relentlessly chasing Caroline around the barnyard.

Doc

Friday morning, Zinnia was being chased through the barnyard by about five of the March bucks.

Zinnia and Joy

That was bad enough, but then they went after Joy.

Joy

I caught them and shut them in prison until I could tag and sell them on Saturday.

“We’re innocent!”

I have threatened Harley if she gets bred through the fence.  It would just kill her with her back injury.

Harley

So she left Xerxes and went to tortured the March bucks.

“How you doin’?” “Love that scent you’re wearing. Come let me get a better whiff.”

They kind of deserved it.  Anyhow, there’s eight fewer bucks on the farm.  I have eight more March kids to leave the farm, and then it will just be the June kids that need sold later in the fall.

Mowing Rye

30 May

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.

mowing collage

“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.

Discbine_7747ews

“It’s another day in the dusty haze.”

I love this scene.  It means progress towards the pumpkin patch this fall!

Mowing_7783ews

“underneath this Eden Hills sky”

While I was out there, I also noticed how tall the grass is in the buffer strip.

grass collage

“Please don’t let my dreams run dry.”

There’s a lot of clover mixed in.

clover_7781ews

He says, “I never complain. I never ask: “Why?”

And the alfalfa is starting to bloom.

alfalfa collage

“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.

Today’s post is brought to you my my hard-working farming nephew, Song-ography, and Jason Aldean’s Amarillo Sky.  I’m also sharing with Mosaic Monday and Ruby Tuesday.

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