Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Strawberry Snackin' and Hay Makin'

Things are still really hopping around here. I barely have time to stop to eat snacks...but when I do I snack on strawberry shortcake with loads of cream (or yogurt).


I began The Great Hay Harvest of 2013 - Part One- yesterday. I can't type anymore because my arms hurt.  So I'm going to load up on more strawberries and get out there and make hay while the sun is shining - Part Two.  To find out more about the process check out these videos.....

The short version..... (I never did find the Part Two for this one):


The long version - includes geese:


I found a couple things hilarious about both of these... mostly that these must have been done on some kind of movie lot because the soundtrack of my farm does not sound like that at all. It's a constant barrage of critters screaming, dogs barking, and the ongoing "Turkey vs Goose War."  Also - who goes barefootin' on a farm? It goes without saying that I'm not wearing a dress out there either. For heavens sakes.  Plus I'd be yelling at that dog in video #2 to get out of my workspace. I did like the geese tho...

Anyway this is what I'm up to today....after another round of berries.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

5 comments:

nancy said...

They make it look so easy!

Vera said...

I came across both these videos when I was learning to scythe last year and found them very useful. But my fields never ever looked as tidy!

Chai Chai said...

After watching the first video I don't think the girl with the rake had much time till the next step was performed.

I always wondered how those hay stacks kept their shape, I had no idea they had racks inside them.

David said...

Good grief - after that I'd not be able to move! And that only looks like a quarter acre or so. BTW when I played the clip part two shows up in the suggested next videos.

Tabatha said...

Hay... er Hey!
Great videos! In thanks for sharing, I found part 2 for you :D
http://youtu.be/46Zn7pfNVCo

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