Haying Time In The Valley

| 8/5/2014 10:27:00 AM

Ginnie BakerThe weather has been so wet, with rain every other day, that haying time has been delayed here in the Valley.

My friend and neighbor, Gary, and his sons were here and finally able to mow and bale this week between sudden downpours. It’s really late for the first cutting on the front pasture, but they got more than 30 round bales.


Another friend and neighbor has been mowing and baling their fields; they raise cattle and ended up with more than 90 round bales a couple of weeks ago. They are safely stored in the barn for winter feeding.

This is a busy time for our farming friends.

It’s August but it feels like fall is in the air. Our average night temperatures have been in the low to mid 50s. I’ve noticed that some of my pumpkins are already turning orange along with the berries on my Bittersweet. I certainly hope it doesn’t mean an early fall and winter.