Friday, July 12, 2013

Let the Stress Begin

I've heard from a number of people that the pictures in my last post about trailer loading didn't come through.  I think I know what the problem is and how to fix it, but I haven't the time (or the patience more likely) to deal with it at the moment so I just took it down for now.  There are a number of other technical troubles that need to be sorted out first. 

My car is making funny noises, trembling, shaking, shimmying and in general feeling as though it is going to fall apart.  It is getting dropped off at the repair shop tomorrow, hopefully before the wheels fall off. 

After what feels like 40 days and 40 nights of nonstop rain, heat and humidity (our county has had 12-16 inches of rain in the last 4 weeks), the weather has made a change and, if it holds, we are going to be making hay not only for my critters, but at Riding Buddy's place as well.  Of course, we are already having some mechanical troubles and the weather forecast just changed from sunny and hot to a 40% chance of showers tomorrow.  Let the hay stress begin.

"Stress, what stress?  The hay is in the net, we eat the hay, more hay gets put in the net, we eat the hay...life is good."

12 comments:

  1. Oh your last line made me chuckle out loud. My donkeys need to lose weight and I cannot figure out what they're eating every day since our property is all dried up. Less hay is what I'm going to have to do.

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  2. rub your ear lobes and say woooo sawwwww. it works. then go sit in the barn and let them de-stress you. Di

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  3. I love Emma. What a great photo.

    I did miss those photos yesterday. It sounded like a great story.

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  4. Your last line does sum up a donkey's life pretty well! Best of luck with all the technical and mechanical stuff and good haying weather. I am at the same place looking for a trailer for a few weeks to get my donkeys to teach themselves to self-load. So, great timing on your blog and looking forward to your trailer pictures soon.

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  5. Good luck with the hay! Fingers crossed!

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  6. Oh the trauma of haymaking. Sooooo glad I don't have that to face!

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  7. Anti-showers vibes are on their way, and fingers crossed for quick, solid fixes for any kind of mechanical/hardware/software problems!

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  8. They are making hay here now, and I hope you can do the same this weekend!

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  9. Just read a hot, dusty Oklahoma blog, then on to your 40 days and nights of rain. Why can't Mother Nature even things out? Good luck with the haying! Hug your animals for me.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  10. I totally get the stress of making hay. Everyone watches the forecast with intensity around here.
    June gave us over 11" of rain. Many fields are barren. Only now are many farmers getting their first crop of hay.

    The upside to this, is that the pastures are growing like wild.

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  11. Oh to be a donkey and only worry about eating hay and not making it!

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