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The hottest days of summer are the days when straw is baled and when we started baling today, temperatures were in the high 80s. After a fairly trouble-free harvest of wheat when time was spent mostly in a combine or hauling wheat to market in trucks, now it is time to be back in the great outdoors. 291 more words

Country News

Tuesday Tour: Mother's Day

I had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!  It started on Friday with a visit to my mom that included lunch together.  I don’t get to do that very often as she lives about an hour from me.   342 more words

What I Have Come To

Do YOU want to be a farmer?  Is this the quintessential symbol of farmer?

In the quest for hay (read Food, for goats) security I have actually endorsed the purchase of this fumes-spewing Machine.  167 more words




We intended to make a shelter to store the required amount of hay to get the horses through the winter season.

Such as life it did not happen and we luckily found a reliable hay dealer and so our monthly hay day was to commence… 229 more words


Ready? Set . . .

Hay! This was the week, with days enough of warm weather and drying winds, to send everyone running for their cutters.

Getting hay up can be a tricky job, but enormously satisfying when all the pieces fall into place. 803 more words

Hayloft-Part I

At the beginning of the winter season, the summer stacking of a few thousand sixty-pound bales of alfalfa nearly filled the space of the hayloft in the stock barn on our Todd County dairy farm. 191 more words

Spiritual Contemplation

This week on the farm...

Ok, this should be titled “The past two weeks on the farm” because I didn’t get my rear in gear and post this earlier. Will you forgive me if I say I was busy?! 363 more words