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Watching and Waiting
July 29, 2013, 6:29 pm
Filed under: July 2013 | Tags: ,
Litte Julianne with great gramma

Litte Julianne with great gramma

July 29, 2013

Just like my wife Connie watching over our little ones, I am watching the weather and waiting for the timing to be right 😮 I cannot believe that July is almost gone and I am so very far behind,,,but I haven’t spent a single minute watering anything! We got another 4 plus inches of rain last week.

Today I cut a small field of hay. It is still looking pretty good, but I don’t know if the weather will let me get it in or not before it gets washed. I have a plan to bale our straw from the speltz field and make this little field. I still don’t have any hay made for the horses yet. I do have a small amount of cow and sheep hay, but it’s too dusty to feed to the horses.

I also mowed my oat field. The plan was to cut them in June and make oat hay. The animals really like it. The oats were planted as a nurse crop for next years hay. They have gone to seed, but are not quite ripe. I will bale oats, weeds and grass. The combination will make great bedding for our pig herd complete with a built in snack! I’m sure as they snuggle down in mid-winter in the fluffy straw and grass..they will be thankful for my efforts… I bet they will even squeal about it 😮

The biggest thing about all this waiting around is, that Ikeep finding things that need done. My list is growing but that’s alright, I like having things to do…. and believe me … I do.  😮

 


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