In the month of August, eastern Idaho averages about 1/2 inch of rain. Within the two weeks we received 3 1/2 inches and in some places like Blackfoot nearly 5 inches. It also pushed back getting into the fields because of the mud another week. We are about 3 to 4 weeks behind. The only silver lining, is that the 3rd crop of hay looks amazing.
We had made plans to go to Boise for a long weekend to celebrate Luke's birthday and enjoy Labor day, but because of the rain it was postponed a couple of weeks. Here it is Labor Day weekend and we are hauling 2nd crop hay and harvesting barley and wheat. But we made the most of it. We hauled in the bales as a family.
So yesterday and Friday, we spent most of the day hauling 106 3/4 ton hay bales and made the best of it with Lukie. He was so good. Only toward hour 4 did he show signs of getting tired. He is such a trooper.
|Friday was a warm day, by Saturday though, it was cold and warranted long pants, boots and a jacket.|
|"Move over Dada, I'm drivin."|
|I drove the tractor to the field while Chris and Lucas drove the old flat bed truck. |
The brakes don't work the best and I didn't trust myself with extra 15,000lbs on the back of this truck.
|Are we done yet mom?|
|Watching his Dada with the tractor.|
|Climbing the old willow tree out at the bottom of the 40.|
|Chris is so fast at loading the truck.|
|Our puppies love to go with us.|
|Trying to keep him busy.|
I tried to record this but when I thought it was recording it was not. But Lucas was pretending that the antenna and I got the end of it before he noticed what I was doing. It was still funny though.
|Best of buddies. |
He loves his Bailee.