Thursday, July 25, 2013

Busy haying

We have been busy haying since the 20th of June.  It has been pretty steady.  The hay crop is pretty short, but better than last year.  I run the hydroswing that cuts and windrows the hay in one pass.

Tammy has been raking most everything together.  She rolls two windrows together to make one.  Then the baler has to make only on trip down the field to bale two windrows.

I figured up the bale counts for the last three years over here at Fairpoint.  2011 was an exceptional year for hay.  We baled 619 bales in 2011.  Last year 2012 was one of the poorest hay years and we baled 61 bales.  This year we have baled 139 with a chance at baling some sorghum later.

My sorghum crop looked pretty bleak a day ago.  Here I am out admiring it.

But last night we had 2.30" of rain.  So hopefully this rain will perk it up.

Earlier in the month the yucca plants were really pretty.  They were in full bloom on the hillside up by the mail box.

For those of you who haven't seen a yucca plant up close here is a picture.  The leaves are actually spines, like a long knitting needle.

We will keep you posted on the progress of our sorghum crop with the recent rain.  We should be about done haying by early next week.