Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Make hay while the sun shines!

Yes, that is what were have been doing, making hay. We have reserved two fields for making hay rather than just using them for pasture. This was our first cutting of the season and our yield between the two small 1 acre fields was 170 bales. The hay had been drying for four days and yesterday was baling day, just before the rain. It is a great feeling making your own hay and I know we will appreciate it much more when winter comes and our animal friends are eating it. We are going to fertilize those two fields now with the hopes of getting a great second cutting.
The rain today was a welcome site. Our hay was safely stored in the barn and our newest field was just planted several weeks ago. I am still amazed every time I walk out there how it has gone from very thick woodlands to this beautiful open field. In our quest for returning this land to pasture a beautiful HUGE flat rock was discovered. This rock is approximately 9 feet tall and 4 feet wide with a smooth finish, a perfect rock to have sandblasted. With the assistance of 3 excavation machines and two very experienced machine operators this rock was successfully moved from the field to the center circle of our driveway. We are now deciding what will be engraved on this new land mark.

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