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Ides of August

Cows and calves in the Smylie Meadow

Alfalfa windrows

All is green and warm. It’s hard to believe that we are not far away, in time, in temperature, from fall. Soon we will see frosty mornings, golden leaves, and critters headed for lower climes. For now, we hang onto these long sunny days. Each sunrise the sun sneaks south, while we breathe warm breezes, a little longer.


Cora and Sadie, looking ahead

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2017 in Animals, Cattle, Dogs, Events, Farming

 

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Fall haying

It’s been a wet summer. That is a blessed event all around, except for the delay in getting the hay up. Still, we’re grateful that we have a bumper crop of hay, after two hard years of drought. In mid-September, we’re still haying, trying to get ahead of the next rains.

Cutting hay in the Upper Smylie

Cutting hay in the Upper Smylie

windrows along Battle Creek

windrows along Battle Creek

Making the big round bales

Making the big round bales

Eamon cleaning the baler

Eamon cleaning the baler

Cows checking out next winter's feed in Don's Meadow

Cows checking out next winter’s feed in Don’s Meadow

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in Events, Family

 

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