Tag Archives: hay

We Got Our Rain

14 Jun

The slight chance of rain with not a lot turned into a blessing rainfall of just over an inch.  Storms woke me up about 4:30 and then we had more mid-morning.

My garden is happy.  Of course, now I’ll have to weed it, but I’m not complaining.

I’m especially happy that the hay that was mowed earlier in the week got raked yesterday.

My nephew recently acquired this round bale baler.

Late in the afternoon, he came and baled it!

Thank goodness.  And this rain will help it grow for the next round of hay!

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s list at the top of my side bar.

Crop Check

11 Jun

While I was out in pasture to make sure Caroline was staying with the herd (and play with her),

Sweet Caroline

I got distracted by a bird on the fence.

That made me notice how tall the grass was.  I decided to go over the fence and see how the soybeans were doing.  They are up and growing well.

I also noticed that the alfalfa was blooming and really past the peak for making into hay.  The nephew has been very busy with planting and making hay.

Today, when I went out to check my pregnant girls (yes, that’s all I do), I saw a different sight.

They mowed!  I followed the waterway, and I caught up to them just as they were finishing mowing up north.

There’s nothing as pretty as hay fields.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have next week’s list at the top of my side bar.

Rain, Rain…

30 Apr

We’ve had rain all weekend.  The goats did get to go out and eat a bit yesterday, but they got rained on, and back they came to take shelter in the barn.

Betty Lou (top) and Sallie (front)

I decided to take pity on them and give them some hay.  They ate for about two seconds, and then they decided they’d rather go back out to pasture.

Sallie

Even though it wasn’t raining then, the grass was wet.  It was cold and windy.  They still preferred to eat that green grass.

Lily

The kids didn’t seem too upset with their wet feet and legs.

Dove and Jinx

The llady llamas were happy to eat that hay.

Odie

Although, I’m not sure they each needed a whole bale.

Maybeline

Today, I’m not being quite so nice since they wasted half of what I fed them yesterday, but they did have a nice soft bed for the night.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have next week’s items at the top of my side bar.