Monday, November 01, 2010

Pushing On

Looks like our guest cabin is hosting alfalfa bales ... 

This past summer our neighbor was 6 weeks late in baling our hay, so the alfalfa was way past its prime.  Peter had to resort to purchasing alfalfa hay bales from someone in the area to supplement what is missing in our hay.  Hopefully it will help.  Sandy our milk cow dropped quite dramatically in her milk supply after Peter was forced to switch from having the cows grazing in the field to being in the barnyard eating our hay. 

The guys didn't want to keep the bales in the barn since they would be easy prey to wandering goats.  Instead, they are being stored for the time being in the guest cabin. 
Peter, Andrew and Jonathan have all had their hands in constructing this hay feeder which will go into the barnyard for the winter.  This one will keep the goats and anything else off the hay and reduce spillage.  They plan to get it down to the barnyard tomorrow.  It's heavy, and with the snow and mucky conditions it will have to be manually carried down there.

Andrew took some end of the day photos, and you can see that in spite of the warm weather today we still have lots of snow to melt.

Our friend Steve came over yesterday and used his Bobcat to dig us out.  The snow plow still hasn't come in to finish what he started the day after the storm, so this was a great blessing to us.  David has been busy trying to convince his older brothers to have a snowball fight.  The large piles of snow are great for hiding behind!

Another beautiful sunset over the lake.

I'm having all kinds of trouble with Blogger tonight, so I will post this before I lose it!


Marci said...

Some nice pictures, Lynn. I am so glad we do not have snow yet. We have a chance of a bit of snow at the end of the week, but I doubt we will get any this early.

Tracy said...

Very interesting design of hay feeder! I will have to add that (building one like that) to my to-do list. Looks like it would work well! However, I would probably have to build it inside the barn, because I have no idea how I would move something that heavy once it's done.