Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Grass Is Always Greener...



Actually, it's never been greener heading into September. Still, there's something about the light that speaks strongly of fall. Can you see it? One day the sky looks like summer and the next day I'm starting to second guess our hay supply.

I can't help but think we are in for a doozy this winter. Something seems different this year. On the other hand though, we've never headed into fall with this much grass on the ground. This time last year we were already feeding out winter hay and a lot of it.

Much of farm life seems to be a gamble. Maybe the longer grazing season will help offset a longer haying season. Maybe snow and ice will cover the remaining grass.

I heard geese flying overhead this morning. I'm hedging my bet with 50 extra bales of hay this year.

10 comments:

theegggather said...

We were just talking about this same thing. We've mowed our lawn more this year than in the 2 years past. Last year we didn't have any to mow after the middle of July and this year we can hardly keep up with it. I agree with you about the winter, things just seem to be moving very quickly toward that time of year. My bones are aching a lot earlier than normal - that couldn't be because I'm another year older - it's got to be the weather. Enjoy your posts greatly!

Alice said...

One of your readers commented in her blog about the animals who sensed that summer was nearly over and that winter would be arriving early. For me, I would have to rely on The Farmers Almanac.
Your pastoral picture looks plenty summery to me. The shine on the horses coats is really eye catching.

DayPhoto said...

I agree, something is up! Everyone who works and lives on the land is seeing the same things. Anyway, the people to whom I visit (blogwise). Although, I had a lady from Virginia say they haven't noticed much of a change yet, nor Michele in Houston, Texas.

It is going to be very interesting see what this winter brings!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

WildBlack said...

Everything you said just flew over my head! :(
But I like the picture very much! :D Beautiful horses and the grass looks a lot greener!

lisa said...

Horses look fabulous!

RockWallaby said...

Here in Australia, at least where we are, we are extremely dry with no rain falling since February. Our winters are generally dry, but not quite this bad. We've just plunged headfirst into Summer though with temperatures this week up to 35C (95F). Where's our Spring?
Really enjoy looking at your beautiful countryside.

dibear said...

Our spot of E. Tennessee has been very green this year, and I'm loving it after two summers of draught. Poor hubby though is having to mow a half acre with the hand mower as his riding mower has been in the shop for three weeks waiting on parts!! I also agree with the sore joints.....lots of rain. :) Beautiful horses Sara.

Ed said...

Great pic, Being a fall/winter person I can't wait. Enjoy the greenery while ya can..:-)

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

We certainly haven't had to water anything this year... in fact the plants have gone crazy with growth. But we need to see that yellow orb a bit more before the snow flies.....

Nicisme said...

Wow, wonderful photos here - beautiful blog!

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