Thursday, July 9, 2009

My world thursday.......

This is how our day started this morning. Foggy - and moist. A heavy dew on everything. This was about 5:30 am.
At about 6:20 am the sun started to burn through the clouds. Such a beautiful sight and I was hopeful that we would have a sunny, dry day.
Happy cows - A new round bale and sunshine on their backs :)

We traveled a couple of hundred miles today hauling round bales for the cows. Hay is scarce here - too much rain and the fields are saturated with water. Grass has headed out already and it's lodging from the weight of the constant rain. North of us the weather has been a little better and they did have a few days where they made some hay. People are driving much farther distances that we traveled to purchase it. The weatherman is predicting dry weather for the next three days. Our local hay man is hoping to cut and bale by the end of saturday if he mowed this morning. I'd love to put in new hay on sunday!

The cooler temps and rain haven't stopped the broccoli. We will have our first harvest this weekend.

After taking her babies around picking and bugging in the sun today, Miranda and her guinea babies are calling it a day. They now roost in the big guinea house with the mature guineas. She has done a fantastic job raising these babies. I found a guinea nest yesterday with six eggs in it. As soon as their is a dozen, I'm going to put them under a broody hen. Maybe we will get lucky and get another dozen babies.


Christy said...

Our guineas crack me up! They are so hyper. The last time I saw them they were in the neighbor's cow pasture. They did spend a good hour in the garden today though!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

People don't think it much but no hay can doom a farm.

I ordered some day-old guinea's tonight.

Sue said...

Looks like Miranda did a great job.
And I envy your broccoli-I have yet to have a successful crop-it always bolts just as its about ready-argh!

lisa said...

boy, are they getting big!!

Leenie said...

Sorry the weather is not co-operating. Too much water and soggy hay is a BAD thing. At least you'll have broccli! Guinea chicks and their mom are cute.

DayPhoto said...

I want some guineas! Maybe next year I will just up and do so. What a neat little hen Miranda is. And her foster children are delightful!

Farming is really hard this year for lots of us. Here is to more sun for you and your state!