Monday, February 2, 2009

A Damp Start to the Week

We're starting this week out on a damp note, as about an inch of rain has fallen since a little before 3am. We should see the sky start to clear within the next hour, but our working conditions will be pretty muddy today. On the bright side, this rain will make it easier to dig holes for the ten trees I intend on planting around our yard this week.

I suspect I'll spend most of my time this morning hauling and distributing hay. All of our dry cows and heifers will be needing fresh bales in their pastures. We'll also be hauling more baleage out of our storage yard to have on hand for grinding in our feed wagon.

I'm taking off this afternoon so I can accompany my wife to her doctor. He's ordered an ultrasound be done today to see if perhaps our baby will be coming sooner than expected. Right now we're looking at the first of April, but from the way it sounds that could get bumped up a couple of weeks. I suppose we'll have a better idea later today.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I just stumbled on your blog through facebook & we have lots in common- my husband is a third generation dairyman, he came back to farm with his dad after college, we have two little ones, a 3 year old and a 1 year old and I teach elementary school:) Good luck with the rain, we're expecting some here in AZ this weekend, I don't have to tell you how thrilled my husband and Father In Law are with the forecast!