That is Lil Cade’s feet, after he passed out on our couch after a long day of baling hay.
We have been SO busy this week, and are in for a BUSY weekend.
The good news is the hay is finished…on that field.
The bad news is there is another field…and 3 acres of tobacco that needs to be hoed.
Not that Cade is much “help” he is 4, and is mainly just there for moral support, and to keep max the Great Pyrenees entertained.
He is, however, learning a valuable lesson.
We work hard. We play hard. Most of the time the first one is the most time consuming, but that is life.
Hay is necessary hereon the farm.
And, the tobacco we have contacted to an organic farmer to use as a natural pesticide. We also will be keeping some to use as a natural pesticide for our own crops.
We try to aim to do things the natural way.
What does that mean?
Far MORE work, and far less return for a while on some crops…like tobacco. However, more on others. And, in time as the soil return to the way it should be, and as you learn how to plant things that naturally help the soil..you end up way ahead.
For, example our hay has not been fertilized. My husband’s family (who re conventional farmers) GASP at that fact.
However, they refuse to look at the fact that our return was FAR more!
Their return this year on their hay field was an average of 56 bales per acre. LOOSELY baled to make it easier to lift. We baled ours tight, and we got an average of 79 bales per acre! Without the cost of fertilizer. HMMMM..
That being said, we work harder at it. But, I feel good that we are not poisoning our soil, our animals, and in turn we are not poisoning our family.
So…we will just continue to work harder, I see it as a blessing that we are able to.