RicelandMeadows


Cornstalks, Cows and Color
October 15, 2012, 7:00 am
Filed under: October 2012

A beautiful fall day

                                                 October 15, 2012

     This month is almost half over, at least that’s what the pessimists would say. I say we still have half a month to enjoy some great weather. There is still a little while to take in the beauty of the autumn colors. The trees are dressed in their splendor. The wind is whipping and the frost has loosened the leaves…so look fast.

     My corn shocks add a little something to look at too. It seems even the cows are wondering what they are. I Like to see them in the field, but like to see them all hauled in and harvested too. As soon as the rains settle down, the final push to get the corn in will take place. It is safe for now, drying in the shock.

     Yesterday we discovered a few opportunities in the placement of the anchor bolts for the wash-house. We mixed up a little mortar and installed the few others we needed. We cleaned and put away the corn binder until next year. That process, helped me to discover that a few drive chains are needed on the machine …ahhhh, another project 😮

     We moved a very pregnant sow to the new pig barn addition. She is busily making preparations to greet her new family. It may be a few days before her young ones get here, but both of us will be happy when they arrive.

     Winter is looming. The cooler air of autumn keeps hinting to get everything stowed, stored and secured. The winter winds will soon be whipping the landscape. I am working that direction, but for now, I will continue to enjoy the beautiful sights of autumn.

 


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