We have a lot of grass now. Here are the cows on their field.
We decided to start cutting the grass in the “hay” field. We need to get the first cutting down so the second cutting grass would have time to grow before the summer. And we need to test our haying equipment before then to make sure it works. We did know that is was supposed to rain this weekend but wanted to make whatever progress we could. So here is Tom getting the sickle bar mower ready.
And here he is cutting the field. It was a learning curve to get the cutter to work well, but Tom figured it out. By the time he finished the field yesterday it was cutting quite well. And this morning the predicted rain came in the form of a thunderstorm. Here is Steve (who never comes in the house) hiding under out dining room table. Tom stayed in the house with Steve while I did the chores in the storm. It was a little unnerving walking in the fields with the lightening and thunder. But I got it done. I did take a little extra time in the dryness of the barn to watch the chicks. I counted between 27 and 29 of them (difficult with all their movement). Here are some that are changing their feather colors still.
It will be an indoor afternoon. I plan on making some bath bombs and doing some cooking. I am on a low fiber diet this weekend which is a challenge since I eat vegetables with almost every meal. So I am focusing on some childhood favorites/comfort foods like fried egg sandwich for lunch and macaroni and cheese with hot dogs for dinner. We have some streaming blues music planned for this evening.