Today the hay man came and mowed the hay down, something a hay man is wont to do.
I will rake it in a couple of days and then he will return to bale it. All we need is a few days of dry weather. It is interesting being a woman farmer – I employ a number of men for different things and I enjoy great satisfaction working alongside them. When I was a young teenager my father taught me to weld and often I would work alongside some pretty rough characters. But as long as I pulled my weight (sometimes literally) there was a gentle respect from them, those hardened and weathered fishermen. It is the same with these farmers – especially the younger ones, I have always felt at home working alongside men.
After we cut the hay there was a short shower (of course) but now I am hoping we have a few clear days ahead to get it dried and in the barn. The air is damp it might take a little longer than usual to dry. The moment the hay is down I begin to fret about the weather.
It was misty yesterday morning. It is a little cooler this week.
Naomi is living in the kunekune field at the moment. What with Sheila taking over her corner of the barn.
It has been a stunning year for the flower gardens .
Just a few more days and I will start making the corn relish.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Your friend on the farm