Bossy2, with that smile, always brings a smile to my face.
Fall, with its record warm temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius, predicted for today, sure knows how to keep us guessing about what lie ahead. Some of us look forward to the cool front that is sneaking in tonight. That temperature will drop to the teens overnight, and stay for a number of days. This will be a shock to some of us and apparently time to dig out the fleece, and the flannel.
The days are shorter now, and it is hard to get everything done that needs to be done around the farm. With the drought still affecting our decisions, and our timeline, we have resorted to cutting our fields, and baling, sometimes just before dusk to feed our cattle.
“This would be easier to harvest, if we owned a chopper or a bale wrapper,” My Hero tells me.
“Maybe next year" I tell him. He continues to keep an eye on those auction listings.
My Hero, baled as the sun went down last night. The grass was green, fragrant, and not at all dry. The old baler, handled it no problem. I, once again, watched from the sidelines. When he almost had a full bale, I called our cows. They were headed to the pastures to look for more green. Takeout was ordered and delivered. They ran, as soon as they heard me call.
“Here Bossy, Red, come on girls.”
My Hero, pulled through the gate, and dropped a bale on the ground. Then, very excited cows started to run. They remembered that smell. They have always enjoyed takeout, and delivery. There was no need to continue to call, as they surrounded the bale. Three bales were delivered and appreciated. There was no work on their part.
This morning as I sit here, the heavy dew drips from the fence behind the house. The three bales that had been delivered are still there, but no longer perfectly round. They had picked through them well. I watch, as the cows head for the bush to rest. They know it is going to be another hot day, and they have full bellies. They will be back, no doubt this evening, to finish the leftovers. They have always loved leftovers.
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