Friday, September 25, 2009

Wish you were here, Mark!

Harvest is on, and our guys are a bit short-handed... they could use your help!

Anyway, here they are making a pile of corn silage. This first pic is just for size perspective.

They started building the pile at our place yesterday. Hey, Mark and Cindy... you've walked this ground! :-)

This tractor (driven by Grandpa's brother) pushes the silage onto a pile and then drives back and forth on it to pack it down.

An impressively huge machine. These pics don't do it justice!

(Click any photo to enlarge.)

Here are a couple of videos of the action. Be sure to turn your volume way up for the full effect. ;-)


video

Below is Courtney's daddy bringing more to add to the pile.

video

The pile will of course get much bigger. When they have enough silage on it, they'll cover it with tarps (like the stack of bales in the background) and feed the cattle from it over the winter.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is not nice to tease me like this, I would love to be there helping instead of sitting at my computer designing kitchens. The pictures are great but they do no justice to the smell of fresh silage. Doesn't get any better.

Mark

Grandma G said...

Wow, you got here early! And hey, I thought you were supposed to be getting ready to go to a glass show or something. ;-)

Sorry about the teasing. Okay, I'll never again show you what's going on around here. ;-)

You're right about the fresh silage smell! It always reminds me of my dad and those days so long ago.

live a colorful life said...

I'm so glad we have been to your house. Makes the pictures and video even better!

Mark was at the office really early this morning so he could work before we take off for the Bay Area.

I think he would rather be heading off to Minnesota to help you with the silage!

P.S. Keep the pictures coming. We both love 'em!