No, I'm not talking about scrap booking! When you live on a dairy farm, the entire growing season is about seeding & cutting the crops. The end is in sight for 2007! It was only six weeks ago that we brought in the last bales of the year...it looks like Jeremy had a lot of help stacking the load.We had a bumper crop of corn this year. We were forced to harvest the first field a little early, since the bears were spending their free time there and destroying the crop.
The last field of corn came off just before the Thanksgiving weekend...along with a little more mud than we had planned to drag out of the fields! The city workers showed up at the farm and informed us that we would need to clear all the mud off the road, or they would do it at our expense. No worries...once we were done hauling the corn, we removed all the mud and within a few hours of rain it was a clear 'racetrack' once again.
All the grass fields needed to be cut one more time before winter set in, but we have been patiently waiting for the past month for at least two days without any rain in the forecast...and waiting some more. Finally, our trusty weatherman tells us that we should have at least three rain-free days...so the final chapter in the 'cropping' season of 2007 has arrived. I was outside with Ryder yesterday afternoon when we heard the tractor and swather coming through the fields. Ryder ran to the fence to wait for Grandpa...hoping maybe he could have a ride.
They cut grass until dark and will carry on today, and (providing the weatherman was right) we should have the last of the crops in the bunker by tomorrow evening.