Tag Archives: mowing

The Last Cutting

16 Oct

Sunday, my nephew came out and mowed the buffer strip and water ways.

This will be the last round of making hay for this year.

You can see, the beans are still out there.  They are getting ready to be harvested, but we’re having as hard a time getting weather to harvest as we had for planting.

Sadly, they are not likely to sell at a price to make a profit.  It is not a good year for farming.

Finally Making Hay

29 Jul

With the wet spring, everything has been pushed back.  It’s been a whirlwind of trying to get caught up since we dried out, and it was finally time for my pasture to be mowed.

The nephew came out and started mowing.  When I got a call from him, I figured something broke down and he needed a ride, but he just needed to tell me the goats were in the bean field.  He might have thought they wouldn’t check the gates and he could just sorta fasten it.  They check. Every single time they go past it.  Seriously.  Anyhow, I chased them with the Ranger back through the waterway, and they went back in without too much trouble.

Naughty goats.

The nephew is done mowing, and we’ll start baling soon (hopefully tomorrow afternoon and finish Wednesday).

It will be a good feeling when the barn is full of hay again.

Supervisors and Bosses

16 Jul

My nephew came this morning and mowed the pasture.

Buster in front

Of course, the goats went out to check it out.  They are pretty easy as supervisors go.  They just want to make sure it still tastes good now that it’s cut.

As soon as they went out to inspect my nephew’s work, I decided it was time to clean the twine out of the barn before we put hay in it again.

It’s one of those jobs I always plan to do but never get around to it.  Well, it’s getting hard to get in and out of the door.  It had to be done.

I had no more than started when my bosses showed up.

back to front: Odie, Maybeline, and Tony

If only they were as easy as the supervisors the nephew had.  No.  These three demand more hay.


After I left to empty the Ranger, I came back to Odie telling me that she was not going to move.  She was planning on sunning herself right in front of the door.


Oh my.  These three are bossy. And Maybeline had a couple of trainees with her.

Osiris and Freya with Maybeline

I hope they aren’t so bossy.