Quilting, Farming, Variety

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gleaning the Fields

The past few days we've been gleaning the fields for a few more bales of hay, hoping for rain to make the grass grow for one last cutting before fall. It was good hay but very few bales as compared to what there should have been.

This is the view from the front of my tractor; I'm almost a full wind row ahead of the baler. That's the way I like it, so I don't have to feel pressured to hurry.

Today we hauled bales from the field to the house.

Now for some updates on previous posts: 1)The little calf died; she was just too weak to survive. 2)There were twelve comments left for the tomato question. Everyone agreed it was the top of the tomato. You see, I'm the only one in my family who thinks it is the bottom; however, one comment said I was technically correct. I always looked at it this way: that is the end where it is attached to the stem, and if it were not for the weight of the tomato, it would not hang on the vine the way it does, upside down. Also, the blossom would be at the top, I think. Of course, it isn't important; I just know that no one ever wants to eat that slice, whether it's top or bottom; the center slices are always picked first. And since I can't stand to see ONE slice of a good, ripe tomato go to waste, I just take that slice and leave the others for someone else. Another comment ask if a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable -- ?? 3)There is only one little string block left to piece to make enough for the top; needless to say, that one little block has been on my mind all day, but I'm too tired tonight to sew it.

Hope you have a happy Sunday with good friends and family,



  1. You bless me no end Charlotte. Your sweet, gentle spirit are an inspiration. I have such admiration for the work you do.
    I'm so sorry about the calf. I had hoped he would make it.
    Praying for rain for both of us - especially for you. You need to get that hay in.
    I hope you have some time to rest and then to work on your quilt.
    Sleep well.

  2. Roger insists that a tomato is a fruit, and since he is a teenager and knows everything (ha ha), I'm sure he's technically right. However, I found this quote somewhere a couple of weeks ago: "knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." lol

  3. I love to come here and see what you've written about. I am sorry about the calf, no matter how much time we spend on this earth I never find it easier.
    I do hope you get some rain, we again have too much.

    I find your thoughts on the tomato interesting and you have a good point!

  4. I've noticed farmers cutting one more round here too.