Makin' hay...

TEXAS! Love this big sky.

TEXAS! Love this big sky.

We city folk have always thought "make hay while the sun shines" was just a directive to take advantage of pretty days: "Get outside!" "Enjoy nature!" But when you take possession of a farm with a field of uncut hay, you learn fast.

The stacking process...

The stacking process...

Turns out, hay has to be cut, dried, baled, and loaded into the barn before it rains, or else it will rot. So when rain showed up in the forecast, Jonathan looked at the field, looked at the cattle that will need something to eat all winter, and kicked it into high gear. He taught himself to use the baling equipment on the farm, and he and Amos spent all week cutting and baling in the 100+ degree Texas heat! Blake brought some teenage boy help down for the last day of haying - the loading process - and the hay made it into the barn just in the nick of time. Lots of gratitude all around for a smart, hard-working crew and RAIN to cool off this inferno!

That special smile when the 14-year-old gets to drive the truck...

That special smile when the 14-year-old gets to drive the truck...