Promise Acre: Our Journey

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More garden goodies. I got some cabbage, zucchini and green beans in the freezer this week. 66F3D178-4928-4E13-BB75-DBAFB2634487.jpeg94938144-E906-4FDC-96AD-99A63489AB76.jpeganyone ever heard of Arminian cucumbers? I didn’t know they were melons not cucumbers...but the kids like them. 61BF837A-1493-4BA5-928B-7B004B2E7C26.jpeg
DH decided to mow hay. John our 11 year old son was allowed to Ted. Good thing having 2 tractors going at once, all 10ish acres are down. 2019548A-D48E-445E-AB66-71D293C162EC.jpeg5A65A6F8-5800-4C48-9B69-6EFEF981ED02.jpeg1B37479F-AD6D-434D-B5CD-605D2123E06C.jpeg
and we have a visitor for the summer. She needed a dry lot. This is Babe8A30D2A6-DFE7-43B1-9730-A6DE7AB97F11.jpeg
 

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Babe doesn't look much like a blue ox

anyone ever heard of Arminian cucumbers? I didn’t know they were melons not cucumbers
dill pickled melon, yum! Maybe not.

Hmmmm
"Its flesh is crisp, sweet, succulent, and mild with some edible seeds, similar to a common cucumber. When sliced, Armenian cucumbers give off a scent reminiscent of cantaloupe."
So it IS a cucumber, just smells like a melon.

John our 11 year old son was allowed to Ted.
:yesss: I bet he likes being to help with the machinery.
 

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@Bruce
Guess it depends on what website you look at. :hide

Armenian cucumbers (also called yard-long cucumbers) are actually not cucumbers at all – they are a ribbed variety of musk melon that tastes similar to a cucumber and looks like a cucumber inside.
Baling hay today.
 

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Baling hay means getting it up and in the barn. Work, work, work, but isn't it nice to have all that wealth in the barn for winter?

When are you going to work on the house so you can MOVE?
I see I forgot to add or write about the house. We did start! :celebrate I will add the photos
 

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Another 214 bales put up in the barn. After getting Lightning home we set up the round pen panels of Mom’s. It only made about A 23’ round pen. So lucked out on more panels last week. Red, blue, 10’ 12’ It works. :jumpy
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@promiseacres , we have red, blue, and green panels. 10 and 12's and heavy and lighter. Not counting the multitude of gates that are bent or something that we have acquired for whatever reason.... that we use to make temp catch pens at the different pastures. They work and that is what counts.... Animals don't care what color they are....
Great that you are making some progress on the inside of the house.... I am chomping at the bit when I am not so hot and tired from haying.... to get the closing done so I can get started in the "new" house. Mine will go slower than yours with my not being able to physically do some stuff because of the knees.... and working around the friend who is going to do the bathroom & upstairs ceilings.....and being the only one who will be doing very much on it. But yeah, to see some progress like you are..... Wonderful for you.
Getting the hay done and in the barn is also a big plus. We have about 50+ acres on the ground.... 40 of it custom work... and we got a quick 5 min downpour this afternoon, that was less than 20% then they upped it to 60% for an hour.... and we got a little wet. Didn't hurt me at the hayfield tedding it out much as it got a little breezy and then the sun came back out as the clouds passed and got even hotter out. But you never know what to do.... have a 50% chance on Tuesday afternoon.... hope to get it all raked tomorrow and then he can get it baled.... might take off work Tuesday to get it done. Got a couple places that need to be bush hogged by the 1st of Aug and that guy is a real stickler.... I've been on my son about it for the last 2 weeks, I could have been doing it while we had some rain delay on the hay, but he has been too occupied... so now it is catching up.
Oh well, glad you are seeing progress...
 
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