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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Making Hay While The Sun Shines!

Yea, finally we are getting our hay field cut. Just hope it doesn't rain for a few days. Seems it has rained nearly daily for weeks. Kept track on the calendar and for May we got a total of 7 inches, and have had 2 1/2 inches so far for June. Seems like we got April in May this year. Also the baler is taking a larger portion of the hay for his share, It has been a 50-50 deal in the past but now is is 1/3 for owner and 2/3 for the baler. The cost of fuel is the reason. We don't really care as long as we get enough hay in the barn to feed the horse and 3 donkeys thru the winter.

Speaking of donkeys, I have finally started working with Miss Flossy. She is our baby, but is getting big now. About 10 mo. old, {and the naughty little secret is that I catch her still nursing sometimes} But she has been a little biter from the start. The folks who had her when she was born thought it was cute to let her suck their fingers. NOT. But I find that if I clip the lead rope to her halter and "lead" her to the barn daily for their little feed treat, she is distracted and haven't had any biting. But don't turn your back!! Have given her a little smack on the nose and a firm NO. She is still just full of energy.

Neighbor across the road brought a couple of his horses home after having them on some other pasture all winter and spring. So all the neighbor horses had to call out their welcomes and trot up and down the fence to show off.

Flowers are blooming and have tomatoes set on now. Glad I have help with all the lawn mowing now that hubby is back home. It is a team effort to keep it all mowed and trimmed. But it is so peaceful in the country, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

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