Sight For Sore Eyes At The Ranch Pen


Life is crazy busy at the Ranch Pen right now and I don’t have much this week, but Gramps has been layin’ down our hay crop–as we call cutting hay out here–and I caught the pretty picture above. That particular field is triticale–a hybrid cross of wheat and rye, good for cattle forage.

Some of the years in recent past have reminded me of the Old Testament verse in Deuteronomy:

And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron…

But this year, thankfully, we’ve had good moisture through the winter and spring and the hay and wheat crops are looking good, the cows are fat, and it’s a sight for sore eyes to all the farmers and ranchers in this area.

Until next time, God bless all y’all, and if you don’t do anything else today listen to Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum singing this beautiful song, Thy Will.


8 thoughts on “Sight For Sore Eyes At The Ranch Pen

  1. This is usually my favorite time of year around here. I love when the wheat is tall, green, and just beginning to ripen. I like the song, also.

    • This stage of the crop year is probably the prettiest in sw ok for sure. I heard a farm report the other day that said this could possibly be the best wheat crop since 1998, the last time we had a strong El Niño. Some elevators are preparing to dump on the ground. The price is in the toilet but, hey…we can’t have everything! 😊
      Glad you like the song. It’s a good one

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