There is lots of work to get done before the snow arrives.
Farmers are scrambling to get their corn fields chopped and stored and the last of the hay baled and wrapped.
Weanling calves and grown out steers are being sold, slaughtered and traded so there are less mouths to feed in the cold winter and to put some jingle in the pocket.
The days are still sunny and cool. The grass is still green and growing a little bit.
The cows seem content.
This is a silage caterpillar. Silage is blown tightly into this long plastic tunnel. Its an interesting process. It is airtight and keeps the winter feed from spoiling. Its full for the winter.
This is a bunker silo and is being filled and packed tight every day. A tractor drives on top of it to compact the silage.
Once it is filled it will be covered with plastic and old tires to keep it dry for the winter.
This is a burning bush .
I notice them hidden in the woods and beside old foundations.
They only turn red in the fall.
Have you got one ?
This is Charlie. He is almost 30 years old. When it snows he becomes invisible.
Large rolls of hay have been wrapped in plastic, to make them airtight, and are ready to stack.
These "marshmallows" are stacked in an accessible location so even in heavy snows a tractor can get them and feed them to the herd.
I love finding old trucks in the woods.
You cant seem them in the summer because all the leaves hide them.
Have you got your pumpkins yet ?
How is the Last of your harvest ?