Monday, September 9, 2013

Looking to the Season Ahead

We have had more rain and there is more building in the Northwest as I drive West. 
These two best friends have sneaked onto the barley stubble for a fresh green treat. Shed barley, which fell to the ground as we harvested our crop, has sprouted and is tempting to those who can slip through the fence. 
Suddenly, I think she hears her mother calling. 
The cattle are enjoying the last of the green in the pastures.  
It was apparent that although our temperatures have been Summery, the shorter days are encouraging the leaves to turn.  
It is a peaceful day in the pasture, but it gives us a stern reminder of what lies ahead. 
We didn't get pinto beans planted last Spring, so we do have a break in harvesting, while the soybeans and corn finish. We have seeded cover crop, and have Winter Wheat to seed, digging to do, hay to haul, then, of course... 
There is a long harvest road ahead in GriggsDakota.


  1. Beautiful calves. I was raised around Herford cattle and still think they are beautiful of all cattle.
    Glad you had rain. We had a lot in July and August , quit about the 15th. Really dry and hot now. But all the crops are doing good.
    We live 60 miles south of Wichita, Ks. few miles north of the Oklahoma line.
    Our trees are giving a hint of fall. We have some tiny daisy looking flowers, lavender pedals with yellow center. When those flowers start coming it is very close to fall.
    Thank you for the beautiful pictures. Sharon Drake, Sept. 9, 2013

  2. You have such a beautiful blog! I absolutely love all of your photos and your style of writing is great. Thanks so much for sharing your farm with us! -TheFarmGirl