Dry…so very dry. Started out with 2″ in just over 24 hours and we were so hopeful that it would continue this month but alas, the cracks continue to grow in the pasture and what rain has come didn’t even keep the dust down.
Despite this, our pastures continue to grow.
The corner field that we put the beef in was grazed flat and the cows pushed out for other fields. It has sprung back with a thick layer of clover. Just an hour ago we brought the huge herd across the road and into a fresh pasture.
Abe, Lizzie, John, Levi, Mary, Anna, Katie, Delilah, Eli, Henry & Lydia Stutzman ( our Amish friends) came today and with my brother-in-law and his family, finished the very last batch of broiler chickens. They are all in the freezer! We celebrated with pulled pork & beef tacos, fresh tomatoes & lettuce and all the toppings.
They helped bring the beef back across the road and stayed to lounge and drink some milkshakes. The final day is more about eating than doing any ‘real’ work but that seems to happen as anyway!
After finishing the chickens, Abe and the husband were already talking (read scheming) about the next plan(s). They didn’t really stick around, preferring to scratch plans in the dust of the driveway while motioning with their hands about buildings, fence and more. I wonder where they get their energy, I’m looking forward to sleeping in past 4am tomorrow!