Saturday, November 5, 2011

Another Busy Day...

Once again I was reminded that fall is our busy busy time!  It felt today like we were going non-stop.  Finally now, just after 8pm, we're finished with supper and ready to settle in for the evening.

Yesterday afternoon Jim began raking corn fodder at the other farm.  This morning he headed out after breakfast to rake at the rental ground at our neighbor's.  It was chilly, and he called for an extra coat...

By lunch time, he had begun baling, and had filled several wagons...

We ate a quick lunch while we waited for the guys to arrive who were helping to unload the wagons.  They began unloading and stacking the fodder in the mow at the other farm.  We use lots of fodder and straw for bedding up the dry cow and heifer pens.  (Fodder is our first choice, since it is much more absorbent than straw)  

Jim headed back out to bale, and the wagons kept coming...and coming...

Eric is hooking up a full wagon to be pulled into the barn...

Everyone is tired tonight!  Jim was raking and baling for about eight hours...and then tonight during milking he raked up some hay to be baled on Monday.  The kids unloaded fodder for about five hours, and then helped with milking.

It's wonderful to have had a beautiful day to get all this accomplished!  There were about ten bales of fodder left in the mow at the other farm this morning, so the timing couldn't have been better!  Hopefully next week will go just as well...there's more fodder to bale on Monday!



  1. As busy as farm life is, I wouldn't want any other. It's so nice you have a full family to help with the farm.

  2. Now that is true Blog Fodder. I'm glad you had good weather for all your work. It sure makes the going easier not to have to deal with rain and/or wind while getting in the crops. Hope the snow we have will not head your way.

  3. I love your blog... I learn SO MUCH reading it!

  4. It is great to have work that is satisfying.

  5. One of the commercials I have been seeing recently talks about life on the farm and they say "Out here, work isn't 9 to 5, it's more like 5 to 9!" Seems very appropriate for you all recently! ;-)

  6. Wow! You guys really are busy! I can just imagine how tired everyone is by the end of the day!

    Yes, that stinks that the Steelers lost last night...those Ravens are such a strong team! It was close though. Ok, so I forgot about the Philadelphia Eagles..and that team is much closer to where you live..I will accept that! hahahhaha, just kidding! yes, we can still be friends! When we play the Eagles now, I will be thinking about you! My very favorite-est player on the Steelers is Troy Polamalu know, the one with the long black curly hair sticking out of his helmet. Who is your favorite Eagle? I'll look for him when we play you guys.

  7. Sounds like a very full day. And very tiring. But hope its a good tired, from knowing you worked hard on something worthwhile.

  8. I'm spending a little time checking out new blogs, so i thought id stop and say hello to you folks. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.


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