My sunshine for the week.
The smell of fresh cut hay is so amazing! It is the smell of summer, hot days and tough hikes in the mountains. Bringing in the hay is not really tough work but it is long, hot and you really need good weather for just over a week so you can have all the hay in the hay shed without rain. We have had a perfect wet, rainy spring and now, in about 1 week, the weather went from around 10 C to 35 C!! So, with the super hot weather around the hay was knocked down, dried and baled.
This year haying is super special to me because I was able to help! For the past 6 years I haven't been able to join in because of the RA but God is healing me and I was able to drive that tractor, lift bales and well just do the hard manual labour. Here, I am teaching my daughter how to bale the hay, she's driving and I'm snapping pics. ;P
My son and hubby are on the other tractor picking up the bales and stacking them in the hay shed. It is so nice to have kids old enough to really help out on the farm. They are strong now so they can really do some hard physical labour like pound in fence posts, string up barbed wire and now they are able to work the machines. When my son was little everything he touched he took apart. My mom reassured me that when he was old enough he would be putting everything back together and get things working. Well now is that time. :) He is so handy with the farm equipment and I am just amazed at how much he can do.
Today is Thursday and I'm linking up with Summer for the Sunshine Project. Why don't you join us and share some sunshine from your week?
Psalm 104:10-14 NIV
He makes springs pour water into the ravines;
it flows between the mountains.
They give water to all the beasts of the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
The birds of the air nest by the waters;
they sing among the branches.
He waters the mountains from his upper chambers;
the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
He makes grass grow for the cattle,
and plants for man to cultivate—
bringing forth food from the earth: