I enjoy looking at tractors from yester year. It amazes me to think that when each of these “new” tractors came out they were the best mechanical advancements of their time. They made farm life easier and more efficient. I look at the big new tractors of today and think how fast technology has developed and progressed.
These tractors were on display at the Nebraska State Fair.
Our corn is chopped and fermenting in a silage pile. The guys got in a good day’s work last Thursday and Friday and were done before noon on Saturday. Saturday afternoon they moved the chopper and truck over to start chopping the neighbor’s corn.
Also on Saturday, J and I got the tool bar hooked up and greased so J’s Dad could start working summer fallow.
With J busy chopping corn I’ve been doing odd jobs around the yard and skirt work. How can there be so many little jobs to do? I need to stop looking around or I will never see an end.
J’s Mom and I mowed last week, hopefully for the last time this fall. I also cleaned up my container garden; except the tomatoes as they are still producing. Now, J needs to come in with the bobcat and fill in Rosie’s attempts to dig to China.
Saturday I defrosted the freezers; a task we like to do before getting new beef. Earlier this month J took our “beef” heiferette into the local grocery store/ harvest shop. A good weekend project as the meat was ready yesterday afternoon.
I used my garden tomatoes, green peppers and fresh parsley to make spaghetti sauce. I usually freeze the sauce, but decided to give the oven canning method another try. I had success the first time and it worked again!
Sunday I decided to use up the bag of bananas I found while going through the freezers. Two batches of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and one recipe of Aunt Gerie’s Banana Bread later and I am stocked up on goodies.
I squeezed in a little craft project too. After a friend shared the project idea with me, I knew I had to try it. I found this chain in Minnesota. It was too pretty to put away for winter storage, so I put it in the living room. I have a second chair to work on, but I need to cut a whole in the seat first.
Monday morning J’s Mom and I moved pairs to a different pasture. It was a gorgeous morning for a 4-wheeler ride.
Later today we are expecting visitors! More on that later in the week. Hope you are taking full advantage of the turn of seasons. Life has not slowed down at our ranch, but after we get all the hay hauled maybe we can catch our breath. Maybe.