Friday, July 15, 2011

Hey, Hey, Hay!

Although we don't have cattle or horses any longer,

nor do we have sheep or goats (yet!)

we still grow our small crop of grass hay

and have a relative cut and harvest it.

This keeps the fields producing well,

makes it easier to cut in the future,

and benefits the farmer harvesting the hay,

and makes our property look nicer.


"Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe."

Joel 3:13

"But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle,

because the harvest has come."

Mark 4:29

Cut, thethered, and baled just in time ~ rain the following day!

120 + bales from our two little pastures.

I did keep a couple of bales for

sweet nesting material

in the winter for the hens.

The remainder will go to feeding

a cousin's beef cattle this winter.

In an email entitled

"When Farm Boys Get Bored"

come these fun hay harvest photos.



"Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest'?

Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields,

that they are white for harvest."

John 4:35


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Thistle Cove Farm said...

I LOVE THIS POST! These are wonderfully creative, wish I'd gotten this e-mail -grin-; too funny cool.

Anonymous said...

Oh my is amazing what you can do with a bale of hay :-D

Hello Lady Farmer...I pray that you are doing well and the summer is quite productive :-D

Many blessings,


LivingSoAbundantly said...

Those pictures are incredible! What incredible land! :)

Sandi said...

Love those pix! I forwarded them on to my bff who is a farmers wifey!! We don't farm, but we have the guy who farms the field next to us farm part of ours that is probably an acre so he has an easy access to get into his field and we make a little moolah too. :)
PS Congrats on 39 years!! What an accomplishment these days! We will celebrate 34 in August!! :)

Patti said...

Cute post. It's amazing how creative some folks are:)

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Oooh, we love the smell of new-mown hay! We are missing having a hay field right next to our house this year; it was such good entertainment, staring at the farmer while he was cutting, fluffing, and baling! :)

I love the entertaining and creative hay sculptures, too; who says hay seeds aren't artistic? :)



Heather said...

Wow gorgeous land you have....and 120 bales that is great!! What funny pictures the motorcycle accident one cracked me up hehehe~Love Heather

LDH said...

Such fun photos of when farm boys get bored :)

I also enjoyed seeing your hay as it grew and was harvested.