Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I'm proud to say she did really well and behaved as well as a little ass should under heavy sedation. In addition to the "sow mouth", she had some points and hooks that needed to be taken down too.
Those points and hooks can get to be razor sharp and do a fair amount of damage to the horse's cheeks. I don't know about you, but I'd be awfully crabby if my mouth bled every time I ate.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Things are growing like crazy. We've had about 3 weeks without any rain, but I've been watering the veggies daily. The peas are just about done, green beans will need to be picked soon, and I picked some table onions and some beets last nite.
The flower gardens have done well considering I don't water them. This Jackmanii Clematis has really taken off this year.
Even the lilies baking against the the barn wall have done well.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
She's still unsure and untrusting of many things, but she's come a long way.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
This was his father's 560. He got it completely restored last year. I felt very lucky to have it used at our place to run the elevator to load our hay.
After getting the elevator hooked up, I just waited for the hay to arrive. And arrive it did.
They use basket style hay wagons. Crazy big baskets that load themselves and unload with a pull of a lever. This keeps the wagons in the field behind the baler where they are hard at work collecting more bales.
First crop was late this year. June's weather was not the best for haying, so we waited. We had about ten days of sun, wind, and low humidity. Couldn't ask for better weather to dry fresh hay. If the rains come that they are forecasting, second crop should be just around the corner. I hope we have good weather for that harvest, too.