Thursday, August 23, 2012

Take a tour

We hosted a farm tour Monday and today.  It's such a beautiful time of year!  Blue sky, green grass, perfect temperature. 
We finished the alfalfa last night.  It all went well, except a hydraulic line did burst.  Mike blamed me for writing that nothing had gone wrong yet.  I should've known better!  The machinery is always listening ... and apparently has internet access.
Just a few weeks ago that the grass was so crunchy it hurt to walk barefoot on it. Now it's soft and growing fast again! The pasture is, of course, benefiting from this, too.  Irrigation is wonderful, but nothing beats real rain.
Look at that sky.  The barn sets it off nicely.  I'm only half-joking.  When we show the barn to people on tours I'm like a new homeowner.  Look at the features - the rafters, the waterers, the new tube fans!

Our dairy barn - now more ventilation, still a good parlor inside.

Speaking of grass, it's the time of year to plant some more.  But not just for cattle! Here's our farm's sixth generation watering the new grass below our centennial farm sign. 

What's more beautiful than a summer day?  To me, nothing.  But a close second?  Watching your kid do his first actual chore ... and seeming to enjoy it.  This grass is not going to go dry!


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