Wednesday, June 16, 2010
It's the time of year for big tractors around the farm. For as much as we have weighed the pro's and con's of tractor ownership we have as yet to justify buying one. Rob has the skidsteer which works great for what we need around here, but sometimes you just have to call in the big boys with their big toys. Luckily we know enough people with big tractors who are happy to come and help out. My big brothers David and Steve came out to work up the garden for me and while they were here they dug up a big spot by the arena that we have been working on clearing for the past couple of years. There were some trees to cut down, let dry and finally burn, and while Steve was here he pulled out the stumps for us as well. We promised Cole he could begin his entrepreneurial dream of taking over the pumpkin world this fall and let him have this freshly dug area to plant his pumpkin plants. One day this will become the dry lot and barn area for the horses, but the other umpteen projects around here need to be finished first before I will even dream about springing that on Rob. Russell also came with his big tractor one day to cut and rake our hay fields. These are the 2 little fields that we planted last year just in time for a big windstorm to blow most of our new alfalfa seed away. Out of nearly 5 acres we did get 4 large round bales, but comparing that to Russell's 14 bales from 5 acres of nice hay it hardly compares. Aaaahhhh~ such is our farming life.