My Neighbor Harvested his Alfalfa

When we moved out here over 20 years ago, our neighbor across the street used this land as pasture for his beef cattle.  Now we have learned, the profit from raising cattle has fallen, and raising crops is more cost beneficial.  So a couple of years ago, in the fall, our neighbor plowed up his pasture for crops.  He plants alfalfa in the fall and harvests it in the spring, and then plants corn and harvests it in the fall.  Now it’s spring again, and he’s harvesting this year’s alfalfa.

First he Mows the Alfalfa

First he Mows the Alfalfa

First he uses a mower on the front of his tractor to mow all the alfalfa down.  Then he blows the alfalfa into trucks that follow along beside his tractor.  He uses 3 trucks, and they speed off down the road as soon as they are full, and an empty truck takes its place.  Now he will plow up the land and plant corn, and we will watch the corn grow all summer.

Then they Blow the Alfalfa into Trucks

Then they Blow the Alfalfa into Trucks

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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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