Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Hay day

What did we do this weekend you ask?  Well, we made some hay.  Our first year of running our own crop ground and my hubby is as happy as a pig in mud.  You can take the boy out of the country, but not the country out of the boy..........and Mike is living proof.  (His brother, Nick, is just as bad)
We started tracking down and rounding up equipment last year and have yet to purchase everything we need, but with the help of a farmer/friend/neighbor, we got our 1st crop hay, cut and baled without rain.  The corn we planted is starting to look pretty good since we finally got warmer weather and the shot of rain we got this morning is another step in the right direction.
Below are a couple shots of the BIG event on Sunday....(yep, that was sarcasm) You'd think we were getting the place ready for the a social event the way those two guys went about things the last couple weeks.  (tiny snicker) the place I sat while watching the boys bale hay.  lol
A Pre-baling inflated? Check.  Hitch pin secured?  Check.
Baling twine in twine box? get the idea.  (once again with the sarcasm)


My brother in law, Nick, driving a 520 JD he restored.

If it seems like I'm poking fun at the guys, well, you'd be correct.  But there were so excited by the prospect of doing anything farm related, it was too cute an opportunity to let get by me.  Anyone that knows me, knows I love to pick on people just a teensy bit.  Ok, A LOT!  Sorry, it's my dad's fault, he's a wise @$$ from way back, and his dad was one too.  So, you see, I really am not to blame at all.  (grin)

300 bales in the sheep, horses, llamas, and alpacas are licking their chops.  


  1. I AM SO JEALOUS!! Some locals dropped hay this week, and it got rained on. Others were smart enough not to cut, but by the time they CAN put it up, it's going to be STRAW.

  2. 300 bales in your first crop? I'm jealous too! We only get one crop in late June, early July.


He who angers you, controls you.

And my favorite.......You can't control what others say or do, but you can control your reaction.

Mike and I

Mike and I
Mike and I at Nick and Emily's wedding

Raised beds & chickens coops

Raised beds & chickens coops
Can't wait for this stuff to actually be food....