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Finally Poly

It’s been a struggle. Work, wind, rain, snow, and mechanical breakdowns have all conspired to frustrate our attempts to erect the hoop house. But today, the Lord was with us. With the help of my trusted assistant (that’s my wife) we were able to get poly attached to the ends of the house and so far at least it’s still attached.

We hope to get the main sheets of poly on this weekend and finish hauling manure so we can plant. I still have to address the mechanical breakdowns I mentioned. The tractor’s fan belt broke and the flat tire I’ve been airing up each time I used it finally gave up on holding any air at all. A new belt is on order and the tire is off and ready to be dropped off at the tire shop.

The cows are all quite happy now that they have green grass to eat. They’re not much interested in hay any more. I’ve been moving them every couple of days to a new strip of pasture and they’re doing their job as grass harvesting machines. They watch intently as I setup a new grazing area for them and then all I have to do is call them and clap my hands a few time and they come running. That’s the fun part 🙂

The kids are nearly done with school for the year. They’ve been counting the days. Joy has already planned summer camps, swimming lessons, vbs, and historical tours around the state. Cousins will also be coming in July. I think they’re going to have a great summer.

Tonight we grilled some salmon and and asparagus and played catch in the yard, it was sweet!
Spring is an awesome time on the farm. I’m thankful daily that I’ve been trusted with caring for this place and everyone on it.

Craig

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Farm, Garden, Kids, Weather

 

Spring is coming

All in good time.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2011 in Farm, Weather

 

Extremes

It was 39 degrees when I woke up this morning, it’s now 101 with 7% humidity. That’s TOO HOT !!!
Didn’t it snow in the mountains just a couple of days ago?

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2010 in Weather

 

Snow in the Bridgers

There was a dusting of snow on top of the Bridgers this morning.
It won’t be long now, I’m ready. Unfortunately my "To be done before winter" project list says otherwise…

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2010 in Weather

 

Hail Storm

There was a big time hail storm in Bozeman yesterday afternoon. I was at work when it hit. The sound of windows shattering could be heard throughout the building as large hail stones beat down. We lost the windshield on the Subaru and accumulated some more dents in the sheet metal ( We already had dents from the last big storm a couple of years ago ). The van also took a beating but no broken glass. Thankfully the farm was spared as no hail fell out in Belgrade. This was definitely the largest hail I’ve witnessed. Here’s a link to an article in paper about the storm. Hail Storm

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2010 in Weather

 

Stormy Saturday

Several storms have blown in today dropping temperatures about 20 deg. bringing a lot of wind but very little rain. I spent most of the day working on fencing projects. One of which was fencing in the bottom of the ditch that runs through the main pasture. I know, exciting stuff…

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2010 in Farm, Weather

 

View from my office this morning

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2010 in Weather