However exquisitely human nature may have been described by writers,
the true practical system can be learned only in the world.
Wow….. it is hot out there. The temperature during the day should keep any of us inside, but if you are a farmer you still have to go out there. Lately I have been getting up earlier and trying to beat the heat. Going outside to make sure the tractor and machinery are all greased, fueled, oiled and ready for the long day of baling hay ahead. This used to not be my job, but with My Hero cutting hay every chance he gets between working fulltime he has not had the time. This morning ritual has worked well for me these days.
This morning however, I seem to be a little slower. It is 6:30 and the sun is already peeking over the horizon and I have yet to move from my chair. These long days of my baling may be taking a toll on my ambition. I am so grateful for the heat and the fact that the rain is holding off. We have been making the best of these hot days and it is nice to see round bales in the fields. I must admit I am getting a bit tired with all this rushing around though.
Sitting here this morning I think about yesterday and watching those wild turkeys walking around in the field along the fence. They were not worried about the heat or humidity which left me wondering if they had a secret way of beating this heat. The cows have been hiding out in the bush under those big leafy maples and oaks and obviously near the cool spring water hole. Their tails have been swishing back and forth like a fan.
Yesterday I baled a field of hay and was left with a partial bale of clover and alfalfa inside the baler. I decided I would take it into the field and let the girls play with it. They always love that. The first thing they did was to roll it around like a gigantic soccer ball. It was like watching a bunch of kids in a playground. After it was rolled out and the fun was over then the munching started. There was not one sound except for that munching. Needless to say that bale did not last long. Even with them having an abundance of pasture they love that treat.
In the middle of the action Bossy2 walked up to me and was staring. I immediately knew why. I pulled off “her” hat that was shading me from the blazing sun and plopped it on her head. Notice the hawk feather tucked in the brim? It was from that field I had just finished baling. She looked very happy about that new accessory. Now satisfied, she then turned right back to the munching. “Diva”
Well, I have sat here way too long this morning. The sun is now up, and the temperature is rising. I have yet to grease one thing on the baler. It is going to be a very long day. Have a good weekend everyone. It is a long weekend here in Ontario, so there will be a lot of baling hay going on around here. Let us hope that the weather cooperates and My Hero put a new tube of grease in the grease gun. Now, “that” would be where I have a problem.
With the push to get this hay finally done I will be busy so I will see you all here next Thursday. Stay safe everyone.
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