Normally this time of year we are doing a few things…getting close to our last cutting of hay, getting trucks ready for silage chopping season, maybe getting one game of baseball in with the kids before school starts.
One thing we for sure aren’t doing? Chopping Silage.
We started our first custom job on the last day of July. Normally, we don’t start chopping until towards the end of August, and are finishing up the first week in September.
I can already tell this year is going to be crazy.
To get ready for Harvest this year I am planning as much ahead as possible. That means meals, grocery visits, even making sure I have diaper bags ready for each day. I finish up things in the yard and start getting buildings cleaned for Winter normally at the end of the summer..mainly because I don’t see much of our home when the busy time hits. This year may be a bit different.
I started by making a list of all the field meals I could think of. My list turned out pretty good if I say so myself. Around 25 different sandwiches. Which is impressive from where I was 2 years ago.
Before my week of cooking begins I plan out my week for two meals a day, plus some snack or dessert thrown in. As I go I simply pick a meal somewhere in the week and mark it off as I make it. At the end of my cooking week I plan my next one- just so I am ready to roll when my week comes around again.
This last week my husband was gone so I played single Mommy for the week. It was also my cooking week and a couple of days in there I watched my 4 nieces and nephews. I also had a movie night with all the kids…because school is getting ready to start and then they will all be missing from the farm scene again.
Last week also included 2 grocery store trips, 2 parts runs, and chopping off of all my hair..What a week! 🙂
This week I am cooking again for my sister in law and I planned everything out yesterday and got some desserts made, and some other snacks put together. It was a wonderful, rainy Sunday…and I loved it.
My ideal harvest would be perfect weather conditions for 2 weeks straight and then one day of light rain, all day. On a Sunday, so my husband would get to spend the day with us.
As harvest starts my posts may be sporadic..but I will do my best to keep you updated on the happenings on our farm. Even it includes me saying how excited I am that I have found another field meal for our guys!