Racked Up
August 19, 2012, 12:25 am
Filed under: August 2012

New rack on the hay wagon

                                                August 19, 2012

     Today we cut down half of the second cutting hay, we built this hay rack and we installed a culvert for the bridge to nowhere. The hay rack got broken during my demolition project of the old chicken coop. I broke everything in sight … even the neighboring  fence!

     The new rack cost $11.90. It was a quick fun project for my hired man and I. He was a boy when he first started here, but hard work makes men out of them 😮 He is planning a career in carpentry. I showed him how to be a wood butcher… finese he will learn later.

     The culvert went into a small ditch that leads to the little bridge down by the sugarhouse. I want the path to be high and dry in all sorts of weather. The culvert will help keep the little ones out of the mud. The culvert pipe was a leftover piece and Lord knows we have dirt around here.

     Once the path is complete, I want to grow flowers there. The short walk to the sugarhouse will be a nice place in summer with blooming flowers lining the walkway. I hope it turns out like I have planned and not some overgrown snarl of weeds and brush.

     Summer is nearing its end. These last several days have been perfect for me. It is cool, in the 70’s, with a nice breeze. The evenings have been lovely. I have been trying to enjoy some of each day, by pausing, just to notice how nice it is. I am better off for doing it.

     We hope to get the last of the hay in next week, along with cutting our logs for the pig barn project. A busy week is in store, but hey, we aren’t bored much! I will just have to be extra careful not to get “racked up”.


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