On yesterday’s blog post, I shared several photos from my visit to a tobacco farm in Tennessee. Today I invited David Hayden (@DavidHayden7) to share more about the growing and harvesting process of tobacco. He grew up working with tobacco in Kentucky and studied the crop in college. “No its ok, that barn isn’t on […]
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Not much of a Photo Friday this week. There’s been some long hours in the hay field and a bit of time on the brushhog as well. Unfortunately this has included plenty of time with breakdowns, being covered in grease. We’ve just 1 more field to cut to finish up the first round of hay […]
Hay season is well under way, and with any luck we should finish up with another week of cutting, raking, and baling. However, some rain is in the forecast this week so we’ll gladly take a break for the pastures to get some moisture. In the video above I walk ya through one of the […]
If there’s one thing synonymous with hay season, it has to be equipment breakdowns. There’s always something. If it’s just twine on the baler snapping or the frame on a mower cracking, it’ll happen. Not many farmers and ranchers are lucky enough to have all brand new equipment, so that’s why learning preventative maintenance is […]
Wishin’ I was Waist deep in the grass somewhere, got the blue sky, breeze and it don’t seem fair. The only worry in the world is a calf gonna hide in there. Sunrise, there’s a fire in the sky, never been so happy, never felt so high. I think I might’ve found me my own kind of paradise. […]
Just a short vlog from the hay-field the other day while I was waiting for a second opinion that the hay mower was broken and that it wasn’t operator error. Turns out it was something done wrong while piecing it back together.
Thank goodness its Friday! On Fridays I will post a photo from the ranch and discuss the subject. Take a gander and see if you can guess what we are looking at… It’s hay season in Arkansas again. We just baled our first fields yesterday and things are off to their usual start. The transmission in […]
One several large trees blown over by this Spring’s storms With highs reaching the mid-90s, cattle are hitting the shade shortly after 8 AM And finally, the first of this year’s hay crop is on the ground!
I really cannot believe how fast this summer is flying by. I only have three weeks left here in Wyoming until I move back to Stillwater. But who wants to dwell on the low points when there are so many awesome things around us? I really didn’t do just a whole lot of exciting things […]