A Whirlwind of a Week

This week has been a blur of activity.  There is an old saying goes, "make hay while the sun shines."  This has been so true this week.  With one of our haying crew off to horse camp we were a little shorthanded on help.  But like troopers everyone stepped up to the plate.  We were able to get over half of the coming winter's bales done.  

Raking hay in preparation for baling

Raking hay in preparation for baling

The vegetable gardens demanded a huge amount of attention.  Lunches were taken to the tractor crew so they didn't have to shut down.  All the regular daily chores of moving the pastured broilers and turkeys, moving the cows, milking the cows, and feeding the dogs and cats plus the myriad of other things that it takes to keep an active homestead going were all accomplished.

Taking lunch out to the field for the haying crew

Taking lunch out to the field for the haying crew

Pastured broilers enjoying fresh salad bar grass

Pastured broilers enjoying fresh salad bar grass

Pastured turkeys wondering why I am in their pasture shelter

Pastured turkeys wondering why I am in their pasture shelter

A satisfying end to a very productive week of haying

A satisfying end to a very productive week of haying

What a blessing to have beat the storm that has settled into our area.  The weather forecast is predicting four inches of rain between Friday and Sunday morning.  There has already been an inch since Thursday evening with thunder and lightening off and on for the past twenty four hours.  

We are thankful for the rain to keep the pastures growing.  We look forward to Monday when the sun will reappear and we can continue haying.

What has your week looked like?  What does it look like for the upcoming week.

We were looking forward to sharing an exciting announcement with you all this week, but this post has to be short because of time constraints.  So next week we hope to share more about it with you all.  Until then, hope your week is a blessing to you.