Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

August 19, 2013

Summer Progresses

Five loads of hay have been hauled. Seven more to go in September when a couple of brothers do their second cut and bale some squares. They also deliver!
 The hay storage now has 115 bales in it. I should be able to pack 120 in the other side. The balance will go on skids in front and under tarp. For the life of me, I can't figure out why hay producers just lay the bottom course of a pile on the ground! It causes the bales to wick moisture up, and in short time the bottom course is good only for cows, maybe. Companies here can't get rid of their skids and they make an ideal platform to get the hay off the ground. The skids are also free!
 The horses have now been moved back to the upper pasture. Hopefully, I will get 3 to 4 weeks out of the field, and several back in the lower before the snow comes.
 This sweet little 102 pound darling looks pretty good before brushing.
 She looks much the same after brushing, except for the pile of hair in front of her. I get this much off every second day, and haven't got down to dog yet.
In this part of the country we get to miss quite a few summers, but never get the chance to miss a winter. Perhaps Brooklyn knows that this will likely be a cold winter. She is sure hanging onto the insulation. The general opinion around the coffee shop, you know, the Good Old Boys club, is that with the crappy summer, we will likely have a crappy winter. Don't you just love optimism?

The old timers are starting to nod when I come in, so maybe I am about to be assimilated. Now that is a scary thought! I am way to young to be an official member!

The raspberries are done! Family and friends picked about 30 pounds and the remaining 20 pounds or so got knocked off in a heavy rain and hail storm.

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