The Last of the Pasture Grass

It is time again to load the barn with hay to get us through the winter. We are so fortunate to have a grass pasture where the horses can graze for 6 months out of the year. The other six months, I am feeding hay.

Every fall brings back wonderful memories. There was one late summer in particular, that I will always remember. My dad came home one evening and informed us that he bought hay. We asked when it would be delivered, so we could have the barn ready. He said it will not be delivered, it is laying in the farmers field and my brother, my sister and I would be picking it up. OK! We made a plan. The next day, we hooked up to the four-horse stock trailer and the three of us headed out to pick up our first load of hay. It took us a little while to figure out the most effective and efficient way to drive through the hay field, throw the bales in the trailer and stack them. Then it was back home to unload and restack in the barn. We made two trips a day for 4 days, and finally had the barn full of hay.

This was a great lesson on how important it is to be a good team player, and how much more can be accomplished with teamwork.  

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.    Henry Ford