While I have some time in between loads of laundry, vacuuming up all the hay in this house and scrubbing toilets…Oh, and while Todd is away at a 4th of July parade and before it gets all wild again I thought send out an update.
A lot has been going on over here.
So much that this might be a two-part series.
Todd cut hay at “Helen’s Fields”.
|And he cut hay till the sun went down.|
|It was a pretty night and I was glad I remembered to bring my camera when I drove over to get him.|
Come Tuesday it was my turn in the ‘cutter’.
|SW field @ Helen’s
I had a flock of admirers!
|When finished with the SW field they followed me to the SE field.
So they weren’t following me around cause they liked me and the mowing machine it was the rodents I was stirring up that they were after.
|At one point I had to run back to the farm to get the fuel truck and saw that “Extreme” was getting his second Loading Lesson.|
|“Extreme” loads….. well, let us just word it this way..
He loads EXTREMELY fast.
Todd and Jon here are trying to re-teach him by repetition that he need not load at mach 27.
Ok, so it’s not Mach 27 it’s Mach 10.
|Later after the Loading Lesson Todd went out to the same field we’ve been in and “tettered”.|
Lost his cell phone in the hay.
Had presence of mind to rip his sun glasses off his head and throw them down where he thought his phone landed.
And kept going.
|Balers on deck awaiting their turn!|
|Him and Todd worked for a very long time to get that round baler to do it’s job correctly.
They made a handful of round bales before Billy gave up.
|So guess what was next?|
Time to burn it.
There was nothing left to do at this point.
The square balers were at Helen’s, in place for Thursdays baling and Billy was broke.
|So about 7pm while the wind was light and out of the west we started in the far northwest field.|
|We lit the furthest eastern row first…Kinda like a “back-burn”.|
|and worked our way in.|
|This was delightful…
and this is Todd saying, “Slow down!”
|And here is Todd saying, “Go faster“.
*Anyone remember that movie with John Candy and Dan Akroid?
What was the name of that?
You know, the scene with the boat.
“What’s he saying?”
“I think he’s saying go faster.”
|Jake was our youth with fast legs and also put the water truck at the end of the field… just in case.
He also rolled the very outside row in with a set of rakes after it was clear and cool to do so.
So much green grass…not a lot of stress here.
|We burnt and burnt.
It was slow going.
I was looking for things to be content about…
I had a radio. Wasn’t hot and sweaty. Had my camera.
Had my family….
To be continued…
Oh. I remember…It’s “The Great Outdoors”.
That was the name of the movie.
It just hit me.
p.s. That field we were burning? As of today, Saturday, it’s got an hour left of torching to do.
I don’t like Billy very much – he needs a new address.