The weather has been amazing for the first week of November. I was able to work outside in a short sleeve shirt. Sun was shining and the temperature was in the low 70’s all week long. There was done much needed rain. The weather was near perfect for fall. I was able to run the disc over the upper prime pasture and get it all ready for grass seed. I had to ask for help on how to set a seeder for grass. Luckily, Ted seeded the CRP eleven years ago and the settings have never been changed. Jeff tells him I just need to vacuum the bees out and I will be ready to plant. I bit the bullet and bought some dry land grass seed. Wow, they do not give that stuff away! It is $3/lb, ouch. I bought 200#.
I also started in on my cross fencing of the barn lot. Thankfully, it had rained. Even with the tractor’s help I broke three shear pins digging four holes. I had to let it rain for two more days before I could try and finish the two holes near the barn. There is a rock ledge about twenty inches down. I could not get any deeper. So those two posts got set with a sack of quickcrete each. I have been letting them set up so I can install the cross braces and get the fence up.
Somehow, I thought I had more time. I am not sure why I thought that, it’s November! No way I could tell Mother Nature to just put off winter. Winter is now here.