Wednesday, July 2, 2008

More Rain and Hay

Major rain events here again today. We needed the rain (finally dried out after the great flood of June), but not quite so much, quite so fast. And we could've done without the wind, easily. The medium sized poplar tree right by the house will have to come out--the whole top is cracked off and hanging, waiting to bean some unsuspecting passerby.

Before the rain hit, The Farmer was working like crazy to get the big round bales in from the field. He got most of them, and the rest will have to sit at the edge of the field waiting for a buyer. The sheep barn is full. We'd still like to stack some more small square bales in the old barn's hayloft, but that'll have to wait for second cutting. First cutting is all finished, finally, thank the Lord.

I've been weaving rag rugs every spare moment in preparation for an art show next weekend. The kids busied themselves yesterday with some roving and made cat toys.

We listed this one in our etsy shop. They've sold pretty well, and it's nice to have some things in every price category, both in the etsy shop, and at a real-life show. 

Off to bed now...


  1. Oh, to make hay in the day of round bales... When I was a kid on the ranch we had the small bales and I would work with a crew of 3 or 4 guys for a couple weeks to get all our hay in the barn.

    Fun memories but boy was it hard work. Those were the days I wished my dad was one of the rich farmers with a pool in the backyard. ;)

    Sounds like you have a lot going on. Love the pictures!

  2. Linda,

    I kind of like round bales, too (except they don't stack well). But if you'll scroll down and read posts from about 2 weeks ago, you'll see that we do both kinds. So I can relate to your memories of hard work, because I'm livin' it. :-)

  3. I remember haying in the summers when I was growing up in the hills of western KY. The bales were small (compared to the round ones) and the work was HARD. Enjoyed visiting your blog and reading through your posts.
    Blessings from Costa Rica

  4. Oh yes, and now the wait for second cutting ;D

    Congratulations on getting the hay up, Lona! Our first cutting is in the barn, too, and of course my first thought was that I didn't keep enough - LOL!

    Take care...maybe will see you at the Sheep Breeders picnic next weekend?

  5. I love the look of the bales, they always facinate me. (I'm so easily entertained LOL).

  6. I'm so thankful this finally got done!!


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