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What Season is It?

19 Sep

We seem to be swinging between summer and fall, and now we’re headed for summer again.

The trees might look like they are starting to turn, but we’re supposed to be near 90*F (32.2 *C) on Thursday and Friday.  I am ready for fall weather to stay for a while.

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


The Drought Continues

13 Aug

We are in worsening drought conditions.  I think we’ve had sprinkles once or twice, but every time the radar shows rain moving in, it fizzles out and we are stuck with dust.

My pasture is hanging in there.  It’s crunchy and dry, but it will still feed the animals. It’s just about like eating hay.

Goats and cattle on the Back Forty and llamas on the front pasture

My soybean plants look amazing.

There’s tons of little pods on there, but not a single bean in a pod.  I’m not even sure a good rain this week would have time for them to fully develop before the plants die down.  I guess that’s why I have crop insurance; although, I’d prefer selling my crop.

Despite brown grass that hasn’t grown since the last time we made hay, the alfalfa is growing. It has a deep root system.

We do have a bit of a chance for rain this week.  Hopefully, I’ll find out whether or not it will save the soybeans. I know it would help my pasture.

Checking Pasture

13 Jul

I mentioned that we are really dry.  The weatherman has actually started using the d word–drought.  I don’t think we’re quite to that point here, but it’s really dry.  The rain we got last night will help, but there’s not another chance of rain in the next seven days.

Betty Lou in the marsh grass.

My nephew is planning on mowing part of the bottom to get me my hay for winter.  Luckily, I don’t need a lot.

I’ve barely started on what we baled last year; although, I’ve had to start feeding some to my old ladies because their little paddock is running out of green stuff other than creeping Charlie.


Luckily, I have way more pasture than I need for my goats and llamas.

You could lose a little kid out there.  Actually, they are noisy enough that they will yell for the herd and not get lost now.


There’s still a lot of grass out there.

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