|Buff Orpington chicks.|
After lunch I went out with Zeke and we hopped on the tractor. I hopped on the tractor and Zeke terrorized every living creature on a 20 acre stretch of land. I was just going to mow but the irrigation ditch is dry on the lower end by the school house. I thought if I got the weeds out and cleaned it all up it would run better. It worked in the spring. Unfortunately, I did not do the upper field ditch just the lower ditch. It is running better but I still need to clean the upper ditch. I started an experiment by mowing part of the hillside covered in sagebrush. I am hoping that it will not grow well after getting chopped up by the mower. I am thinking about discing the patch up and throwing some drought resistant pasture seeds. Not sure it will happen as I need to do the exact same thing in the barn lot, upper prime pasture and parts of ram pasture and orchard. I am going to have a busy vacation cycle over the next three months. I am taking six weeks off throughout my next work schedule cycle to get the farm ready for Winter.
I cleaned off the grill of the tractor and still managed to get it clogged up and overheat the tractor. I am going to have to add getting off the tractor every hour and cleaning off the screen to my tractor duties. That was the real reason I did not get the upper pasture ditch cleaned out.