Today has been one of those days. Everything I touch today breaks. A month or so ago I had asked a friend with a backhoe to dig a trench for me to set some culverts in on the drive leading into the pasture. Just my luck, he would show up and dig up the only entrance to where I keep my equipment during the only weather we’ve had to get the second cutting of hay going. I raced around this morning after working until 11 last night trying to get the culverts set in so I could get in to my equipment. I was able to get enough set, so I could drive across there by about 1:00. So I hooked up the disc mower to try to get at least one feild of hay down. Made about 2 rounds around the field and a pin broke, allowing the mower to overextend backward. Before I could get it shut off, it had eaten another u joint. Usually that means I’ll have to replace the yoke too – because it destroys the groove that the retaining ring goes in. That is the only fault I can find to Fort First Choice Disc Mowers. Seems to be a bad design on the shaft.
This week has been very cool for this time of year. Highs were in the low 70s and one day it didn’t even get out of the 60s. Not exactly what I was hoping for. I had hoped it would stay warm and the hay could grow a little more. Doesn’t look like that’s happening. I have always been told that once the daylight hours start getting shorter again, things are done growing.
One high note was that the second crop of corn got enough sun and rain to do pretty good. That’s one of my favorite things about summer, fresh corn on the cob. The garden is almost done. The only thing left is a little corn and a few tomatoes. Mattie has picked all the watermelons. They didn’t get too big, but they sure are sweet. Must be her touch.
Mattie and Garett have had the hatchery catalog out trying to decide what they need. They want to show some birds at the fair next year. So that means horse shows, basketball, cheerleading, and now showing animals at the fair. We’re going to be busy.
I was glad to finally get some Mahindra merchandise this week. I picked up a hat, some keyrings, pens, a couple ponchos and a few koozies. Of course all with the Mahindra logo. Now if I can just get some t-shirts.
While cruising around on the Mahindra website I noticed they have a new offering.
They added the 5520 to the line up. Looks awesome and adds a little performance too.
Would make a good solid second tractor for a farm of good size.
Check back — we’ll be adding pictures of the haying soon.