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Friday Leftovers

19 Aug

Now that I’m back to work, you might end up with more leftover posts–not because there’s nothing going on, but because I just don’t have the time.

It’s canning season. Salsa and one jar of cold-pack tomatoes.

I can’t believe how well Herbie is getting along with the other cats. I think he’s pretty happy with his new life.

Tiger and Herbie–the big and the little

Salem and Herbie are besties

Even Rocky seems to be accepting him; although Herbie looks a bit uncertain.

Hopefully, I did a good job of checking and fixing fence before we let the goats back there.

I saw another (or the same) fawn out in pasture when I was checking to make sure the goats were still where they belonged.

I see all these people posting gorgeous photos of majestic eagles perched high in the tops of trees.  Me I have a turkey vulture squatting on a round bale.

Whatever.

Hope you’re okay with the leftovers.

Making Round Bales

13 Aug

After we finished with my small square bales, my nephew came back the next day to finish making they hay from my pasture and waterways. He makes round bales for his use.

It’s kind of amazing to think that it can pick up the hay and wrap it in netting and then set it out of the baler.

It does take a bit of talent to do that on my hills without having them roll down to the bottom.

There has been an occasional mishap where the bale ends up in the ditch, but it had been a while.  This time, two ended up in the ditch.  We’ll blame it on the nephew rushing to get the job done.

I’m still impressed with how green the grass looked.  This week, we slipped from “abnormally dry” to “moderate drought” according to the USDA report.

Surprisingly, my nephew was racing against the clock to get the hay picked up before rain got here.  This is why he was rushing.

rain coming towards my corn field

He lost.  He had to quit baling because the rains came. It wasn’t a lot again, but I will certainly take it and be grateful for every drop!

The First Cutting

26 Jun

This week, my nephew did the first cutting of hay from the waterway.

With the warm dry weather we’ve had, it didn’t take long to dry.

The next day, he raked it into windrows.

I love the way it looks when it’s in windrows and ready to bale.

Of course, I like the look of all those round bales out there too.

I’m not sure Maybeline shares my thoughts on that.

Maybeline

Nothing like summer on the farm!