Retired. Now a rancher and life observer. Speak softly and carry a camera with a big memory stick.
By: bionicdan, 3:35 AM GMT on August 02, 2012
August 2012 - Weather Summary
20120801: Repeating - Clear warm dry and Nice!
20120802: MCdy AM Vcdy day -showers Sunny evening but TS near late PM
20120803: Clear to PCdy Cooler with afternoon Cu and nice conditions
20120804: Clear Mild Dry Very nice
20120805: Clear Warm Dry Nice "Makin' hay day!"
20120806: VCdy High clouds Dry Warm evening
20120807: Clear Warm Dry - More hay baling - Creek inflow stopped today
20120808: Sun and cloud mix Warm Dry
20120809: Clear warm day - Hay making across town
20120810: Clear Hazy Smoke Dust - Warm day
20120811: Clear again with smoke and haze Warm and dry
20120812: Clear with haze and smoke Warm and dry continues
20120813: Clear hazy day Smoke, dust and Warm to hot conditions
20120814: Clear Warm Dry Breezy late PM
20120815: Rain ovnt MClear AM Cu and Cdy to Mcdy day Cleared late PM
20120816: Cool ovnt Clear nice day
20120817: Clear dry Cool AM Nice mild day
20120818: Clear and cool ovnt Warm to Hot dry day
20120819: High clouds AM to mid morning Sunny warm dry rest of day
20120820: Red AM sky with haze and smoke Clear day TS SE with sprinkle here
20120821: Hazy sun AM Cdy with mid day TS -Rn Vcdy cooler afternoon
20120822: Light TS 4-6AM Mostly sunny nice day
20120823: Clear day Nice Cool AM - getting dark sooner at last animal check
20120824: Cdy east AM VCdy with cumulus Cooler = August Singularity Day
20120825: Clear Light frost AM Sunny mild day Nice!
20120826: Sun through hazy smoke filled sky Cdy early evening MClear late PM
20120827: Smoke Hazy Sunshine Warm to Hot and dry and dusty
20120828: Clear Hazy Dry Warm
20120829: Clouds east Clear west AM Sunny day Breezy Cooler
20120830: Clear Cool AM Sunny Mild nice day
20120831: Clear and cool again AM Sunny day Still haze and smoke in the air. Some evening clouds.
Additional images pending.
August 1, 2012 - The NEW Baler (Manufactured dates: 8/64-7/66) after finishing pasture four baling
Notes: Summer tasks have taken a lot of time and resulted in falling behind in keeping my blog posting up-to-date. (I'll catch up eventually).
Update 08/23/2012 regarding this baler: It worked well for 155 bales in the pasture shown in the photo; 70 in an upper pasture area; 30 from another small area; and 295 in cutting areas across town. Then, it broke after baling three more bales here at the ranch. Another baler was used to complete the "baling season".
o Baler Number 1: Broke during first row pickup -- out for the season (parts needed for repair not received)
o Baler from neighbor used to bale
o Purchased used baler from a neighbor
-- Baled pasture cut at the ranch plus other close fields
-- Crossed town to cut and bale there
-- Swather broke after using for 2-days
-- Cutting done by someone else to finish getting the hay down (his swather broke with 2-rows left to cut)
-- Baled all cut grass to get 295 bales
o Returned to ranch
-- Cut remaining pastures at the ranch with a neighbor's swather
-- Baler broke after baling three bales -- out for the season
-- Neighbor's baler used to bale 382 bales at the ranch
o Season summary : Approximately 1000 bales generated
-- Broken baler #1
-- Broken swather
-- Broken baler #2
Fall and Winter projects have been established!
Updated: 3:29 AM GMT on September 02, 2012