Now there’s a deep subject. Weather Gods let us get one cut of hay in, then last night it rained onto the second cut while watering in the oats and corn.
The last of the dry hay ready for me to load into the barn – John’s son helped me throw it up into the barn. John’s hand is not usable yet. It will be a while before he can lift stuff. Though he has forbidden me from discussing his injury. It is hard for me to describe my day without him looking unhelpful and it is not on purpose. He can drive the tractor though. But Mums the word.
My new toy. This has taken my hay making up a notch – I am able to judge the moisture level of a bale in moments. John gave it to me for my birthday last year.
Tomorrow I will talk my co-worker into planting some sweet corn in behind the pigs when I move them, which might send the weather either way.
Mind you we did get quite a bit of rain last night! So it might be a few days before I get a tractor down into the field.
Today I have Airbnb guests who want to watch the milking then help out on the farm so I have taken the morning off work. Though it is such a cold blustery day I am not sure how pleasant an experience it will be.
With all the different wheats and grinds available to me I am experimenting with Godzilla my sourdough starter. It is interesting how she responds to the different flours. Like me she loves the Calumet. And rye of course.
Bran is a by-product of the flour making process and the cheapest item on the retail list. I put it in my muesli. I think I might start giving bags of it away when I have a partially filled box. It would be better than packing materials right? But what else can you cook with bran? I see it more as an additive as opposed to a main ingredient.
I wonder if we can market bran and make it popular!
Ok. Time for me to get organized so when my guests appear I am ahead of the game. I love it when the Airbnb people love the farm.