Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hurricane Danny

well not surprisingly we are getting the edges of this one, lots and lots of rain (always welcome this time of year) but not much wind, which is nice, too. They figure maybe three inches, and from the way it rained all night, we got that and maybe a bit more.

The mister spent yesterday and Thursday mowing, getting ready for one of our neighbors to come take the hay for his horses. It was a close thing, (it always is), but they got it baled and we helped load it on the trailer, got done just around 5 pm. Im always glad when this is done with for the year, and this is one of the major reasons I never wanted to get into farming. Weather plays such a huge part of it, and you are always haying with one eye on the clouds, racing whatever is up there heading your way.

4 comments:

  1. Dittos on the haying it never was my cup of tea. I have helped many relatives put up hay over the years, but can't say I ever enjoyed it, especially the part where I picked up the bales, handed them up to someone to stack on the truck or trailer. Seems like when we were baling the hay something always broke, and sometimes it was a part that had to be ordered. Then while you were waiting a day or two for the part.. It always rained. My type of farming was much different..inside a nice warm building, but it still had its bad days too.

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  2. there's too much pressure, all around. My dad had a blueberry farm, and most of the time your main concern was weather related--too much, too little, the wrong kind, and what kind of blight is THAT? I agree, inside is good. But, then, you had all dem chickens, and that in itself is apt to be a crisis a minute, too...

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  3. I took up poetry. We ain't got no weather.

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  4. that's cause you live stuffed up against Canada, and surrounded by all those mountains. Weather hasn't got a chance in hell of finding you--yet--

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