I spent the first two mornings riding first Bud then Jammer, using up my whole morning riding. While my writing has suffered my cowgirl heart has soared! Then once my hubby felt less stressed over the haying, he started riding with me. The only draw back being, Jammer's Tennessee Walker physique and gait keeps her a good 25-50 yards ahead of Bud's Quarter horse short legs and plod.
|Bud and Jammer in the corral.|
The second day we walked around the 60 acre alfalfa field then a mile down the road to our neighbor's to show off Jammer only she wasn't home. So we wandered back. The third day. We rode around the alfalfa field, then across the other neighbor's 120 acre alfalfa field to inspect a well they're putting in for another 120 acre pivot. On the way around our field a coyote bolted out of the sagebrush and ran up the bluff. On the way back across the neighbor's alfalfa field, a coyote crossed only twenty feet in front of hubby and Jammer.
|Putting in the poles for the barn|
In between riding, haying,and watching the wildlife,we started putting up the hay shed/barn. We used the backhoe to dig the holes and set them up then we shovel the dirt back into the hole until the pole is steady enough to stand on its own and then hubby shoves the rest of the dirt back with the hoe.
The third cutting should be baled and picked up by Monday and we'll have one more hay season done.