Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summertime

It is definitely summertime here. We had our first 8 tons of hay delivered Monday evening so Tom and his brother got to stack it in the hay barn while I was at work. So I come home to the sight of animal food security for the winter and the sweet small of fresh hay!
We are starting to dismantle the roof of our old animal barn. Of course it is quite hot out, and the metal roof is particularly searing. Tom removed about half of what needs to come off so good progress despite the heat.
And I had to admire the summer sheep. Their wool is coming in nicely, and they are plump with green grass pasture. A pretty view for me!
Now it is time to shuck peas!

6 comments:

Nancy K. said...

Now, THAT is one barn full of hay!!

Donna said...

Isn't it a pretty sight!

kristi said...

I wish I had a hill in my backyard to look at! Darn flat land in OH! So out of curiousity, 8 tons is equal to how many bales?

Donna said...

I love living in the hills, near mountains, ocean water and islands- personally I think I live in paradise.

Assuming they are 70# bales, about 230 bales. We will get another 8 tons next month.

sheepsclothing said...

Wow. That's one full barn! I love the smell of fresh hay-

Donna said...

I wish I could capture that smell and add it to the blog. It is so summery.

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