CLOUD ON A STICK

At least that’s what this picture looks like! Read More

TORRENTIAL RAIN AGAIN

And I think our haymaking window just closed. Just this minute the skies opened, the thunder roared and two inches of rain fell out of the sky in one wall of water. Read More

A LITTLE

Of both my worlds. A little of both my worlds. Don’t we all live with our feet in more than one camp – that is life right? Read More

PLAYGROUND FOR CATS

We did get the hay in – just before another two inches of rain. A good amount was dubious and the rest rejected. Read More

JUST WALKED IN

Last night I thought I would begin the training to get the young ducks in the Quack House with the old ducks and with very little herding they all just walked in. Read More

AN IDEA

More pouring rain in the night- great massive thunderstorms that sent the dogs shrieking for the basement. Read More

AND AGAIN

The rain. On my hay. Raining on my winter feed. Every I bring home more free feed than ever for the pigs and every day the grass is growing – still I am feeling the ‘will I have enough hay for the winter’ fear. That you and I go through together every year.

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WELL…

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. Read More

GOT IT IN

my own hay, with my own crew, and the co- workers own gear.

So after Wednesday’s rain we will cut again.

This was the developing hay field of quite light grass and it still took days to dry. Next we get into the heavy stuff. But there is a good deal of satisfaction in bringing the hay in on our own dollar.

I have guests all this week back to back so the pressure is on. But my mantra is foot down and keep adjusting my speed up. Short term pressure is fine. And yesterday by 8 am I had milked the cow, fed the pigs, raked 2 acres of hay, stripped the Airbnb and was only 30 minutes late for work arriving at 8am.

So this morning I am allowed to move a little slower!

Wish I could get into the garden though. The vegetable garden has no plants in it yet. They are all grown on John’s plant table waiting for me.

Time to put the foot down now.

Celi

PLAYING THE ODDS

Sod’s law proclaims that you are more likely to get rain if you cut hay and more likely to get dry weather when you sow a field in corn and oats for summer hog grazing. Read More