Flying S Farms Peachtree Prairie Farms
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Our small farm consists of 15.5 acres total. This is split into about 11 acres that are planted in alfalfa hay, two acres fenced in for pasture, maybe 1/2 acre for garden and my 'experimenting patch,' and the rest for lawn, buildings, etc.
We've occasionally loaned out our pasture to the man who cuts my hay field - he keeps cows in it, and I don't have to mow it all summer. Win-win!
Here's the alfalfa, about ready to cut:
And after the cutting:
My latest farm acquisition is a 1951 John Deere Model L manure spreader:
Here's the corn patch after discing in mid-April:
And here's the PTO-driven hay rake loaded up in the pickup to go into town for a welding repair to a broken casting:
I'm still using a borrowed 8N to do my farm chores while I rebuild my own tractor. I got out and baled my own pasture using all my own equipment for the first time this spring. I still have a lot to learn - there's more to it than just driving the equipment around in circles...
More 8N shots: cultivating and raking hay…
Another new acquisition - two row corn picker:
John Deere logo from our antique grain drill:
2008 replanting of the hay field - discing the field with a John Deere 730 Diesel:
Planting with a Farmall M and John Deere Van Brunt grain drill:
Three weeks later, the oats are coming in nicely:
Early August, and we're harvesting the oats:
At the grain elevator:
Ted Fairfield and me:
Baling the oat straw:
September 27, 2008 - Cutting Hay
September 29, 2008 - Raking Hay
October 4, 2008 - Baling Hay