Can you believe it’s already August? Time flies when you’re having fun. Things on the ranch have been fun, but I’ve been staying busy as well. Here’s a short vlog about things on the ranch including the heat, dry weather, water and hay problems. How are things in your neck of the woods as we move into August?
Hay season is well under way, and with any luck we should finish up with another week of cutting, raking, and baling. However, some rain is in the forecast this week so we’ll gladly take a break for the pastures to get some moisture.
In the video above I walk ya through one of the mowers we use (actually the one that recently bought it’s ticket to the junk yard), our grass pastures, and talk a lil about putting up hay for the winter. As the summer progresses, I’ll make a few more videos like this so you can have a visual of what we’re doing out here on the ranch.
Be sure and leave a comment and let me know what you think. If I get good feed back, I might try to add a few more videos like this more often. How’s hay season in your area? I know the weather patterns haven’t been “normal” but are they acting in favor or against ya this year?
I was on the road the other day when an idea came to mind for a post. Seeing as I was not at my computer, I grabbed my camera, pulled over at a rest stop, and put my thoughts on camera. Enjoy!
What are your thoughts on Urban areas encroaching on farm and ranch land?
What reasons do farmers and ranchers sell their land to developers? What can be done to prevent this?
Are organic, natural, or grass-fed options viable choices for these producers?
Do consumers realize the connection to Agriculture the land once had they are now living on?
Have you or someone you known been affected by urban sprawl? Did land competition, encroaching regulations/codes, increasing input costs, or decreasing output return play a factor in the decision to end the business?