“Constant labour of one uniform kind
destroys the intensity and flow of a
man’s animal spirits, which find
recreation and delight in mere change of activity.”
Four: Four glorious hours of rain Monday morning. The puddles are full; the garden is soaking it up. My cows are walking around enjoying every moment.
|Still scary right?|
Amazing how well weeds do without a lot of rain.
Since enduring all that heat last week I am walking around in the rain. I always love this. I guess that is why I love the West coast. Vancouver is one of the places I long to be again. You can always count on some rain. I am not a beach, sun, and sand kind of girl. Give me rain, and a great trail, and I am happy.
This is exactly what we need. I know so many of you are still waiting for your rain, I hope it comes soon. They are calling for rain off, and on all week. This brings me to…
Six: Six is how many fields, we have left to cut and bale. My Hero finished cutting, and baling the other two on the weekend. The forecast for our long weekend is for sunny, and hot. With any luck at all we can get it finished.
My Hero is having major problems with the disc-bine. He has to keep stopping and putting the drive belts back on. It is a hard, frustrating job, and doing it in the middle of a very hot field is not making it easier.
He is thinking of getting our old hay-bine out it has a much smaller cut, 9ft. as compared to 13ft. so it will take him longer. We have not used this machine in three years ever since we bought our disc-bine new. I hope it still works.
It seems haying season has been dragging on, and on. Only six more fields.
When I do go back to bale these fields I will be taking my camera, these fields are surrounded by swamp, and bush. There are beautiful trees. I am not sure when we will attempt these fields, hopefully this weekend. Once we cut it will be done in a few days.
It will be nice to move on to other jobs that we have been neglecting, at least till second cut. I am not sure about that one; the fields will need more rain to produce. The four hours of rain was a good start.
Looks like rain for tomorrow, the fog has settled over the fields.