So I have some corrections to make…earlier I posted about hay baling, my father in law is keeping up with my posts and informed me that I had my hay baling steps out of order. Lucky for him I was unable to help with the task, otherwise It would have been a mess out there. Hay everywhere. Anyway…the correct order is… mow the hay, tedder the hay, rake the hay, bale the hay. I also learned that the word is tedder not tether ! Who knew.
This blogging is also a learning process. I expected to get a site name and just type. Everything would be pretty and inviting. Apparently not, that is my job too ! I am stuck on so many tasks and design elements. Going to call in the big guns, super brain husband to the rescue. So for now…all my entries will be under the main page, because I have no idea how to add additional daily entries under my other tabs (exercise etc..).
Monday was a BUSY day. Hit the gym and came home to work with FIL on downed trees. Oh I love using a chainsaw !!!! We had a huge tree that we cut into six foot sections. He is going to use it to plug up an irrigation issue at the barn. What I learned…when cutting a huge tree with a chainsaw have a wedge handy, when you get about halfway down the tree starts to close on you and will stop your blade and get the saw stuck. To avoid this you drive a wedge in. Also make sure you always wear hearing and eye protection ! Nothing ruins a fun power tool party like an injury !
FIL measuring out six foot sections of downed tree.
Me getting my chainsaw on !
When we were working the cows were in the next pasture. They were going CRAZY, thought they were going to storm the gate. I wish I had video, they were so loud ! Normally that means that they want to move to the next field for new grass.
We found out why the cows were yelling. When we finished chainsawing we turned and WOW ! Ten feet away stood a calf. Tricky little cow got into the other field and his mama was yelling for him and got the rest of the herd to voice up too ! We got him back with the others and they were reunited !
You can see the rain making its way to us. Green fields and beautiful Smoky Mountains !
After our big tree and cow reuniting was done it was time to light FIRE FIRE FIRE !! I always hear Beevis and Butthead! I am the great cornholio !! haha yeppers, I am so mature. We made a nice big burn pile. I got to cut up one more tree and then we got rained on !
To cut the smaller logs I got to use a new tool. In the field I referred to it as the log picker upper thingy so I can saw the log. After a little google search, this cool diddy is called a Timberjack ! Use that in a sentence today !
Burn baby burn !
After we finished all of our work and evening came we hit the porch to rock and wine. I love red wine. Old Vine Zinfandel is my favorite ! Particularly Oak Ridge Winery. It is a lovely thing. Anyway…back to the porch and rocking. Every time we sit on the porch we say the same thing, that tree is blocking the view of the mountains. This week I am making note to call the tree service and have them top that sucker !