So if you haven't seen my other article on this boringness, go check it out under the weather section. Anyway, this article is new and improved so I suggest you keep reading it. The weather is really boring, a colder pattern bringing slightly below average temperatures and showers. We'll have one day with some sun, Monday, but then we will go back to this boring weather pattern. It looks as if early-mid June could provide us some luck as far as temperatures and ideal weather. Another thing, I wouldn't suggest planning any outdoor activities in the next week, because we sometimes have unpredictable weather here in Oregon and there could be showers anytime. Plus the fact that this week is going to be cold. Thanks!Read More >
Yep folks...the hot weather we had this week made me think of the hot weather summertime activities on the farm.
Sure at the top of the list is "making hay." Now folks harvested three varieties of hay...clover, alfalfa and timothy. (hayseed hay) About harvest time the hay had grown to about knee high and it was time to cut the hay with a hay mower...pulled by a horse or tractor, the mower had a blade about 5 feet long with a wicked sharp shuttling blade that laid the hay stalks flat on their back in neat rows. Sometimes the mower blade would clip into rabbits or birds nesting in the hayfield. Sad.
Now this cutting hay was very tricky business in that the ideal situation would be to cut the hay, let it lay in the sun a couple of days to dry and then take it into the barn with the leaves and blossoms still intact. However, the weather forecasting was not accurate in those days and sometimes the weather would change, rain would come on the hay and it would turn brown and the clover blossoms fall off. This was very sad because the cows did not like to eat just sticks in the winter time. Fresh cut hay clover hay smells like a nature summer and makes me glad I am a Hoosier Hayseed.
Next time will will put the dry hay in the barn...if the creek don't rise and the hay don't get wet!
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Hello, just a reminder that WE DO HAVE mouthwatering recipes, you just have to click on the recipe section at the top of the page. We have sports and other things as well. Just a reminder, as I know most people just go to the blog default page. The reason that I do this is so people can navigate the website to the topics they want. Just letting you know. Thanks!Read More >
It looks like this upcoming week will be the warmest one of the year. I made some tweaks to my original forecast, because models now have the temperature going up and up as the week goes on. Here's my forecast:Read More >
OK...here we are Hoosier Hayseed...all set with a hayseed hanging from my mouth as I think about what it was like to attend a one-room country school many years ago.
You see...the school was one room for all students from first grade to eighth grade. In my grade there were only three students...myself and a red-head gal and another girl. There would have been about 30 students in the room total and the teacher would go from class to class and have the students recite their studies. Of course everyone in the room could hear all the other students "recite."
There was a big "pot belly" stove in the center of the class room which burned corn cobs and wood. And outside the school we had a hand pump...to get a drink you had to place your hand over the pump spout and water would squirt up a hole in the top of the spout. We had two "outhouses" behind the school...one for the girls and one for the boys.
My brother and I walked or rode our bikes over gravel roads the two miles to school every day. Sometimes we would would walk or ride with our friends. It was a great community activity.
Next time I'll tell you about the pranks we played on the teacher. See you next week if the creek don't rise and the peacocks stay home.
I'm sure you all have seen the absolutely glorious forecast for next week. Had you been following the weather, you might have seen the somewhat major changes in the forecast also. Originally, it was looking like we would see 75-82 degree temps here for most of next week. Sadly, the models have changed, moving the upper level ridging closer to us, resulting in cooler weather. We should be outstanding though, and far beyond average. The 6z GFS came out a while ago with pretty good results. The model warmed it up a few degrees and all models seem to agree on a temperature. Here's my forecast:Read More >
Hello folks...I'm back again...this is Hoosier Hayseed talkin' to ya'
Yep...I promised to tell you about my name...Hoosier Hayseed. First of all what about this word "Hoosier." Actually this describes anyone from Indiana. There are many stories about this name but I like this one...
"This idea suggests the term was a greeting. When approaching a man's home in those early frontier days, one shouted from afar, "Hello, the cabin!" to avoid being shot. The inhabitants would then shout back "Who'sh 'ere?" (who's here). Soon the words became slurred together, and the country folk came to be called Hoosiers. When a person heard a rustle in the bushes around them, they would call out "Who'sh 'ere?" (Who's here?) fearing for their lives and to avoid shooting a friend or family member in error. As this practice prevailed, the people gradually came to be known as "Hoosiers."
Many Indiana social studies teachers tell a story of two French men that had migrated to Indiana in the 1800s. They were in an old-time tavern somewhere in the foothills of southern Indiana. A fight broke out between the two, which led to one of the men getting an ear cut off. The story says that a third French man walked in to see an ear on the dirt floor of the tavern and shouted "Who'sh ear?" (From the "Wikipedia")Read More >
This is it. The game everyone's been waiting for: The Championship. Let's dive in to the game analysis:
Louisville: The Cardinals are a very fast team, and they like high-scoring games. They have a great full court press, forcing lots of turnovers. They have huge impact players like Peyton Siva, Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng. The Cardinals can penetrate to the hoop, and can shoot jumpers somewhat well. Hancock is a great 3-point shooter, so not many weaknesses in the Louisville offense. Here are some keys to beating Louisville:Read More >
Today is the big day for four teams: Wichita State, Louisville, Syracuse, and Michigan. A crazy final four, but let's get to the winners. So, here's my matchup for Wichita State and Louisville:
#9 Wichita State vs. #1 LouisvilleRead More >
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