Arriving at our walking spot this morning I noticed right away the farmer, after raking his field of clover Wednesday and Thursday, had spent Friday baling it. I don't know how much each one of those tightly rolled bales weighs but I could tell they certainly must be heavy. Temperatures had come up in the night so there was no need for a little Jeep heat today.
|NOTICED RIGHT AWAY THE FARMER HAD BALED UP HIS CLOVER FIELD|
| THESE BALES ARE VERY HEAVY AND VERY TIGHTLY PACKED|
| EACH BALE IS HELD TOGETHER WITH MANY THIN STRANDS OF BINDER TWINE|
| THE SKY WAS LOOKING A LITTLE IFFY ON OUR WALK THIS MORNING|
Cloudy skies this morning with a few patches of Sun as Pheebs and I rolled through Clinton, grabbed a Tim Hortons coffee to go then headed northeast of Clinton to the Hullett Marsh. Now, I don't normally go back to an area where I have been just a couple short days before, but I was looking for something. In my driver's door, there is a little space where I keep my loose change coffee money. I also keep my fingernail clippers there as well. A few days ago I set the clippers on my lap while I fished around for some coffee money change. Can you see where I am going with this? Yep, should never have placed the clippers on my lap. Ten minutes later we were at our favorite marsh spot so out of the Jeep I hopped. Uh-huh. Later on that morning 20 miles away from the marsh, I noticed my fingernail clippers were missing and a quick search did not find them in the car. I knew where they were anyway....on the ground where we stopped in the marsh, or so I hoped. So that is why we stopped by the Hullett Marsh this morning. Well, somebody else must have stopped at that same spot because my nail clippers were nowhere to be found. I don't take losing stuff lightly so it was quite a little talk I had to have with myself....again:((
| SPOTTED THESE GUYS HANGING OUT IN A COPSE OF TREES|
| AN OLD BARN ADRIFT IN A FIELD OFCORN|
|ANOTHER BUMPER CROP YEAR FOR AREA MARSHMELLOW FARMERS:))|
| I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS MOSSMAGATOR IS|
| COUNTRY ROADS WERE BUSY THIS MORNING|
| HAD TO GO AROUND TO THE LEFT OF THESE STATIONARY FELLOWS|
| I'M WONDERING IF THIS BEAN FIELD IS ABOUT TO BE HARVESTED|
| THESE MACHINES WERE PARKED ALONGSIDE THE ABOVE BEANFIELD....LOOK AT THOSE BIG TREADS ON THE COMBINE|
| TWELVE BIG TIRES ON THAT TRACTOR|
| I THINK SOME FIELDS LIKE THIS ONE HAVE ALREADY BEEN RE-SEEDED|
| GRAIN WAGONS PATIENTLY AWAIT THE COMING FALL HARVEST|
From the marsh, we country roaded it on over to the Londesborough Ontario area. Hadn't been up that way for a few months. I noticed the Saturday morning country roads were very busy with farm machinery. I saw a couple combines parked near what looked to be a very ripe bean field. Seems early for the bean harvest but maybe this field was a different kind of beans.
|SKIES PARTIALLY CLEARED FOR A FEW HOURS THIS MORNING|
| A SPIRAL OF BUZZARDS AHEAD|
|METHINKS MAYBE A RED TAIL HAWK|
It was after 11 again by the time we made it home. Thought maybe I would get a few more things done outside but for some reason, the spirit didn't see fit to move me in that direction. Instead, I ended up in my recliner reading and grabbing some zzzzzzzz's.
| OOOOOPS, BIRDIE FLYED AWAY|
| INUKSHUK IN THE MAITLAND RIVER AT BALLS BRIDGE|
| A LOT OF VICTIMS IN THIS SPIDERWEB|
I haven't had the urge to cook anything for these past 5 weeks but late this afternoon I thought, 'aw what the heck'. Grabbed me some pots and pans and....well okay, not so much pots, but I did haul out a frying pan. Your thinking an egg omelet, right. Nope, 3 strips of bacon, two fried eggs over easy, and a couple slices of diet whole wheat toast. I must say I did a good job. Didn't burn the toast, didn't break the eggs, and didn't overdo the bacon. But when it came to eat it all, I could only manage one egg, one slice of bacon, and one piece of toast. And I could hardly get all that down. As I mentioned before, I have somehow lost my appetite for a lot of foody things over the past few years. Bacon and eggs used to be one of my favs but now I would sooner have half a bowl of boring old bran flakes or something.GROANER'S CORNER:(( Top ten signs your Amish teen is in trouble...10. Sometimes stays in bed until after 5 a.m.
| A LANDOWNER CLEARING BRUSH ALONG THE RIVERBANK|9. In his sock drawer, you find pictures of women without bonnets.
8. Shows up at barn raisings in full 'KISS' makeup.
7. When you criticize him, he yells, 'Thou sucketh.'
6. His name is Jebediah, but he goes by 'Jeb Daddy.'
5. Defiantly says, 'If I had a radio, I'd listen to rap.'
4. You come upon his secret stash of colored socks.
3. Uses slang expression, 'Talk to the hand, 'cause the beard ain't listening.'
2. Was recently pulled over for driving under the influence of cottage cheese.
1. He's wearing his big black hat backwards.
They told me, "Follow your dreams..."So I went back to bed.
You might want to check the floor around the three sides of your car seat for your nail clippers,things fall there in my Jeep.-MaryReplyDelete
Just yesterday, in another blog, I read that those bales weigh 800 lbs. I was amazed. Now, I have to challenge myself to find which blog that was! I wish your appetite problem would come my way! That is one beautiful horse.ReplyDelete
Found it on my first try! Farmer in New Brunswick named Julia. My Braine not totally gone:))ReplyDelete
Good grief! I don't have a clue what RunNRose is talking about. I looked again and still don't know. And that was after I looked up inukshuk. Which I DID find.ReplyDelete
Good photos of fat horses, not too fat, just fat enough, which I love to see.
And alfalfa bales! $$$$ down here. Just the regular old hay bales down here have to be carefully tended....a neighbor had the bales made up while they were a wee bit too wet. Or something. Anyway, there is a thing called spontaneous combustion in TX heat. Those things smoldered for days.
Many barns have burned down due to hay or straw bales being stored in the barn while still wet. Yes, it's spontaneous combustion alright and it does happen.ReplyDelete
Those marshmallows would make great giant 'smores!!!ReplyDelete
Too bad about the bacon and eggs appetite, they are better for you in my book! although eating them every day is too much for my taste too. :)ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures, Al, as usual.
I think you and I are close in age. I have the same problem with food. I eat because we need fuel. Dinner is the hardest for me. A piece of toast would be just fine. Elva ShannonReplyDelete