Although the farm work has not slowed down these first few
days of fall, it has brought us that big sigh of relief as we reached
into the closet for our long sleeve shirts and hoodies with cooler
temperatures and less humidity. On top of that, it rained three inches!
Talk about fall blessings!
With little rain through the summer and the stunted growth of the
millet crop due to those nasty army worms, it was decided to harvest
the crop when the rain was over. We were pleasantly surprised
at the number of bales that were harvested.
These wrapped bales are actually making fermented silage in a bag
that will be fed to the dairy cows in their balanced
Taking samples of silage and dry hay is part of
the process to know the quality and types of nutrients
provided for the feed ration.
My job was to patch the holes once the silage sample was
removed. It was the easy job for sure!
And at the end of the day,
I am reminded of the simple blessings we enjoy
and often take for granted during fall down on the dairy farm.