Lots of Grass

We have a lot of grass now.  Here are the cows on their field.

Here is another view of our “hay” field.And here are the sheep in their field.

We decided to start cutting the grass in the “hay” field.  We need to get the first cutting down so the second cutting grass would have time to grow before the summer.  And we need to test our haying equipment before then to make sure it works.  We did know that is was supposed to rain this weekend but wanted to make whatever progress we could.  So here is Tom getting the sickle bar mower ready.

And here he is cutting the field.  It was a learning curve to get the cutter to work well, but Tom figured it out.  By the time he finished the field yesterday it was cutting quite well.   And this morning the predicted rain came in the form of a thunderstorm.  Here is Steve (who never comes in the house) hiding under out dining room table.  Tom stayed in the house with Steve while I did the chores in the storm.  It was a little unnerving walking in the fields with the lightening and thunder.  But I got it done.  I did take a little extra time in the dryness of the barn to watch the chicks.  I counted between 27 and 29 of them (difficult with all their movement).  Here are some that are changing their feather colors still.

It will be an indoor afternoon.  I plan on making some bath bombs and doing some cooking.  I am on a low fiber diet this weekend which is a challenge since I eat vegetables with almost every meal.  So I am focusing on some childhood favorites/comfort foods like fried egg sandwich for lunch and macaroni and cheese with hot dogs for dinner.  We have some streaming blues music planned for this evening.

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4 Responses to Lots of Grass

  1. Juanita Robinson says:

    Are you well into your recovery, Donna?

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    • Donna says:

      Afraid not, Juanita. I seem to better getting worse with my fatigue and my arthritis. I am hoping for some answers this week with my endoscopy results.

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  2. Jeanne says:

    I enjoyed your pictures, felt sorry for Steve, hiding from the storm. He did look rather cute under the table. – I felt very sorry for little Rico, who nearly came unglued with the first big boom this morning. He was in the house with me, while his momma was outside for a little while.

    I’m glad Tom was able to get the cutter to work well.

    You must have had quite a time, out doing chores during the storm! Take care!

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    • Donna says:

      Thanks! Steve was miserable but keeping Tom in the house with him did help. I am sorry about little Rico. Hopefully he has recovered. It was scary out there in the field while lightening and thunder were happening. I ended up determining that the sheep were OK from a greater distance than usual today.

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