Cary At The Start Of Hay Pick Up Day #1
Well there's hay in the barn--maybe 1/3 of what we'll need for next winter. The good news is that it looks a lot better than what we were expecting. The bad news is that it's already steaming hot outside, there are still 100 or so bales on the trailer (since we weren't up to unloading them at 10:00 last night), and there is rain in the forecast starting tomorrow night.
So the whole cycle has already begun again: the baler is off the tractor, the mower is on it, and Joe is out cutting even more hay than he did the first time. Meanwhile Cary and I will make another run to town to fill the gas cans and buy more baling twine, and later (when it's even hotter), we'll get last night's bales off the trailer. They are fine, as we covered them for the night with the dandy new high dollar tarp that is supposed to be shading my greenhouse. And tomorrow will be Hay Pick Up Day #2.
Cary is doing great and was a real trooper yesterday. More about her hopefully soon. (Yes, I've been taking tons of pictures.) She now weighs 19 pounds! (And I thought I was the only one who could gain five pounds in a week.)
P.S. Cary wasn't the only sweet little thing in the hayfield yesterday. At one point, an adorable spotted fawn bounced right past us, and I also enjoyed a seasonal treat. Click here to feast your eyes.