Mr. W has been busy since Tuesday with the start of hay season. The mowing began Tuesday, then those 3 fields dried out on Wednesday… and 3 more fields were mowed. Today he raked and baled the 3 fields that were mowed Tuesday. The whole process begins again tomorrow until all the fields are baled up.
Shown below is the 1962 John Deere ~ newest tractor on the farm! Complete with our New Holland late 70’s model baler. This was taken in the field that is just south of our house.
Mmmm, love the smell of fresh hay.
So far, we haven’t had any rain on our new hay. But, wow, temps here have been in the 90’s consistently for several days now. The heat indices have gone all the way up to 110 degrees F at times. Whew! Big straw hats, long sleeves for sun protection, SPF 50 sunscreen, and mucho H2O – all are very important during this extreme heat. We use this hay exclusively for our cattle. This will feed them during the winter months, of course.
I also captured a few coneflowers and other blooms before everything wilts in the heat. They may not last long!
If anyone could spare some cooler temps (Cheryl, friend and neighbor up north??)… please send them our way. It would be very much appreciated!