Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Make hay while the sun shines

And just like that ... it's July. And time to cut the alfalfa again! After a wonderful holiday weekend, Kris and Josh started on the fields on July 4th. Josh cut it and Kris chopped 'the headlands'. That means he cut around the edges, because it's harder to go around the edges. Once those are done, you can go in straight lines in the field. Today they chopped all day.

So the saying, 'Make hay while the sun shines,' really means that you need to do the work when the conditions are favorable. You can't 'make hay' when it's raining, because then it gets all wet. It looks like it's going to be a sunshiny week, too. Hopefully we can get the second cutting done before it rains again.

It seems like all the farmers are chopping today. I saw two choppers going down the road at 7:00am. I know farmers like to have a day off. But when the sun is shining, it's hard to stay out of the fields. That saying is popular for a reason!

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