Tuesday, July 10, 2012

the long hot not-so-lazy days of summer

Before we can think about vacations, barbecues, and berry-picking trips to the island, we have to deal with the once-a-year H word first. 


Since summer doesn't begin until July 5, haying season begins on July 6. You never know how long a stretch of dry weather will last around here, so it's best to jump right in.

The Mister working out the fine details with neighbor Chuck.

We had seasoned "pros"...

Tanner packing a rogue bale that fell off the truck

I may or may not have been responsible for the hay bales jumping off the truck. Oops.

Son-in-love, Ben, showing he has a farmer side ~ even though he denies it!

We had 1 who graduated from rolling the bales, to being able to lift the bales.

Matt finally weighs more than the bales!

We even had a first-timer. Poppa let her drive...

...but Maddie's real passion was honking the horn. 

Which she did every 5 seconds. 

The Mister built a nifty hay stacker with supplies he found around the shop. It made easy work of getting the hay up into the loft.

As the sun sets on another successful hay season, we can finally start the resting and relaxing part of summer.

Well, at least until Friday when our blueberry season officially begins.

It's a good life.


momma-lana said...

Isn't it funny how a grandpa will let the horn be honked every 5 seconds when a dad would have said to quit honking that horn!

Candy C. said...

It looks like ya'll were able to harvest quite a bit of hay, will it last through the winter?
Blueberry season...YUM!! :)

Carolyn Renee said...

I agree with Momma-lana!! How true :)

Anyways, I'm totally jealous of all that hay. And on another note, I spammed, I mean, awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award:


Pick it up if you're so inclined :)

Kris said...

Wow, that's a lotta hay there. Did you count how many bales out of that field? Looks like y'all have plenty of help. Now go have some fun!

Kim said...

Momma-lana~So true! I don't think our kids would have gotten away with that!

Candy & Kris~ There ended up being about 900 bales total. It was split up between 3 farms. We have about 300 bales~Hopefully we calculated correctly!!

Carolyn Renee~Wow! I am so honored! Thank you! (Finally, a spam I can live with!)