Saturday, June 16, 2012

Haying and Togetherness

Grey catbird at dawn

Making hay is what you do when the sun shines. It is shining this week, so that is what the boss is doing, as soon as the dew is off in the morning. In fact there is a load in front of the elevator waiting to be unloaded and another in queue behind it. Good times. Good times....

 After a winter of paying as much as five bucks a square bale for the stuff, every bale that chugs its way up that elevator looks good to me. And the boss puts in good hay...some of what we bought this year was worse than terrible. It hurt to have to feed it, but there was simply nothing around to be bought, thanks to the floods. We finally happened upon a really good supplier late in winter, on Craig's List of all places, and if we run out again this year, we have already discussed working with him again this year. A big relief that.

The boy came home last night and bought us all dinner, while Liz and Jade brought down the finish mower they found this week and worked on the hay field...er lawn...behind the house. Everyone all home at once, talking and enjoying being together...even better times.

Sun coming up on another beautiful June day, thank you Lord for the best times.....

5 comments:

lisa said...

We are doing the same. Matt, came home last night and him and Kegan went right out and started mowing!

June said...

This account sounds just like the farming days of yore, doesn't it?

Shirley said...

Hope you get plenty of good weather to get all your hay up in good shape.

threecollie said...

Lisa, If I had a penny for every bale of hay that was put in in NYS yesterday I would be richer than Buffett.

June, some days it feels that way too. lol

Shirley, thanks, it sure is good to have the boss able to bale for a change!

Terry and Linda said...

Amen!!


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