Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dog days of August...

Yes, it is still Hot, 115 heat index and we were crazy enough to hay last weekend.  But we must hay and do the best we can.  We cut the hay Thursday and let it dry until Sunday and baled around 10 am, took a break at 230 because it was sooo HOT! Then came back at 630 pm and finished picking up hay and stacking it in the trailer.

PJ was in the Tractor with the AC running while he baled the hay.  It has been real dry and the hay cured perfectly.
The picture to the right is the old New Holland square baler putting out the bales.  This is an old but good baler.  It can make really large bales or whatever size you want.  I prefer bales 50 to 60 pounds.  These were a bit large and we will adjust for smaller ones when we bale the other fields.  We cut and baled two fields.  One field had sheep on it all winter and it was the thickest hay on the farm.  The sheep manure did the grass good.  The other field had cows on it all winter and it was good, but not nearly as thick as the sheep field.

There is nothing nicer then the smell of fresh cut hay and seeing the bales out in a field before picking them up.  They look even better once put under cover.

Kyle & Ken are Mr Paul's grandsons from Ill.  They have come down south for a couple of weeks to visit and wanted to help with hay.  The heat was pretty tough on them, but they worked hard and we got the hay put up.

Grizzly thinks he is a big farm dog and was with us every step of the way.  He is a bit hot and ready to take a break in the shade.
I also took a quick trip to South Carolina this past weekend to pick up a couple of nice goats to help improve our milking herd of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats.  The picture to the right is NC Promisedland SIA Sunra, sired by NC Promisedland SS Sam I am *S, her dam is GCH ARMCH NC Promisedland Sunni-Beau-No 3*D AR 2063.  This doe has one leg of her championship, ADGA GCh doe as a first freshener.  She is pictured dry and we plan to breed her to Mr General for early 2011 kids.

We were also able to purchase a yearling doe, NC Promisedland PayOff.  She is pictured below.  She is sired by NC Promisedland Paypal *S, her dam is NC Promisedland SS Peepshow 2*M 2*D,VG 87.  This is a very nice yearling and we plan on breeding her to Oldesouth Mr Marine.  We are slowly adding new bloodlines to our herd to produce more milk and be competitive in the show ring.

We are committed to producing some of the best milking Nigerians in the south.  We will be offering some adult does as family milkers shortly.  We will be reducing our herd to make room for new stock and up coming young does sired by Mr General who will be freshening this fall.  Keep an eye on the sales page as we post adults and new kids.
We are offering both Little Tot's Estate Olde Bubba For Sale and Oldesouth Loud Politician For Sale.  Both are proven bucks we have used for some time now.  We need to bring in new blood lines and offer these boys to new homes.  Take advantage of our Herd Reduction Sale and pick up some nice bucks.