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Friday, June 10, 2011

It's Growing!

~Never, I say never, fall asleep next to a cowpoke ya don't know.~
~Annie Starter 1888~


Sunshine Makes It Grow


Here's a ground level perspective of our alfalfa crop this week. Despite the cool, wet spring, it's reaching for the beautiful blue skies! Hat Butte, the neighbor's horses and puffy white clouds complete the beautiful view.

We're hoping that we'll be able to get our first cutting on the ground in two weeks...and get it into the bale without any rain! We'll be right on schedule~

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25 comments:

Cheyenne said...

My fingers are crossed for you!! Just been to see if our early Hay could be cut, if it dont rain in the next few days? Maybe? Here`s hoping.

Shirley said...

Lovely photo. The farmers here are all watching the weather for best cutting time too, grass is up past my waist.

mugwump said...

So pretty. I love the smell of a growing alfalfa field.

Allison at Novice Life said...

I agree with mugwump; I love the smell of alfalfa fields!

5 Starr's Farm said...

Hi Gtyyup, Clever how you covered everything in one shot. Have a great weekend.

edenhills said...

It looks good. Hope you get it up without any problems. We've just reached a rainy spell that looks like it will put off my hay making.

Teresa

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Good luck with the cut and bailing...You can send the rain to us if you like :)

What do you think of this round-up ready alfalfa business? As someone that grows it you would have a greater understanding of the implications of such things...I am kinda scared it will be like the corn.

Blessings Kelsie

gtyyup said...

Yep Cheyenne...hopin' with ya!

mugwump & Allison...the only thing better is when it's cut and drying in the field and the aroma fills the house!

Kelsie...I don't think they need to be messin' with genetics like that. I really don't have a full understanding of what the process is to make the seed, but a guy up the road about 5 miles has a pivot of Roundup Ready alfalfa, and I'm definitely not impressed with his field. He gets less tonnage than we do and his seed cost at least 3 times what we paid for our "middle of the road" priced seed. So, from the financial standpoint, I see no reason for changing the genetics. That's my uneducated perspective!

Mary said...

Fingers crossed the weather is going to cooperate. Not much rain ahead in the near future. It sure looks pretty over there.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

You have a wonderful weekend too! I sure miss those "buttes" when we would take the horses "out west" -

Jeni said...

Good Luck! It's first "cut" time here in Ohio love the smell =)

That view is breath taking!!!

Maia said...

Your picture is gorgeous. So well done. Great work.

Rhonda said...

Looks good! Nice picture. :)

Vaquerogirl said...

We are going to have higher hay prices again this year, the first cutting was rained on stacked in the field- that plus the tornado in California! Your's looks good- here is wishing you dry weather and sunny days!

easygardener said...

What an a fantastic view. Such a sense of wide open spaces - something we rarely see over here :-)

FjÀllripan said...

Beautiful landscap and a lovely blue sky, great photo!

Crystal said...

sure looking good! ours is not nearly that big, but its not irrigated either.

Reddunappy said...

I hope all of you guys on the East side can start haying soon!!! My supplier at the local dairy just around the corner from us says it getting hard to find! LOL Fresh hay!!! Woo hoo!!!

Ed said...

Looks great, glad its cool there, its sweltering on the east coast..:-)

lytha said...

i decided this week that the best smell ever is when the hay is freshly cut and the sun hits it. better than baking bread, better than lilacs, it's intoxicating for me!

Merri said...

My horse Stormy says to tell you that looks deeeelicious, and if you need any help cleaning it up, he will be there.
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Rising Rainbow said...

That's pretty cool! I hope the weather cooperates for you. I know here, the farmers are pretty worried about getting the dry time to get hay done.

aquariann said...

Wow, what a view!

-:¦:- WW: Drink Like a Fish -:¦:-

CTG Ponies said...

Yay, nice to see so much green!

Alana Jo said...

Beautiful view! Good luck!

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