Avalon Farms Ohio

So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. ~ 1 Cor. 3:7


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Life Intervened, But the Farm Kept Going

It’s been an eventful year so far. So much so that I was not able to keep up on blogging. My mother became very sick just after Christmas and it was non-stop caring for her along with my siblings. Planting hit and I think I was just too worn out, but here is what happened on the farm this week – the second cutting of alfalfa for silage for the dairy cows.

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The alfalfa has been mowed and then merged into rows for the chopper. Our corn is coming along nicely also. We are starting to see just a few tassels this week.

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Those are the dairy buildings at the top of the hill.

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The chopper is filling the semi and another semi is waiting to take its turn.

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You can see how full the chopper driver gets the semis.

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Claas choppers are huge compared to the 4-row John Deere chopper we had when my husband and I got married.

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This is the field in front our house that’s been mowed, merged and chopped. Richard will spray it in about 10 days and it will keep growing. Hopefully, we will get at least two more cuttings off of it.