Monday, January 18, 2010

Spreading .../ Ruby Tuesday


Even in winter, cattle farmers need a place to put or spread manure




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28 comments:

kaye said...

You'd think the farmer would get a day off in the winter--love the photo.

Tricia said...

work is never done on a farm

ilanadavita said...

Intriguing to see a farmer working in this weather. But then I suppose that if he waited for the snow to go, his job might go too.
Great shot!

Carletta said...

We were visiting a farm last Monday and I remarked to my husband that I wouldn't want to be a farmer in the winter.
I guess this guy's job is easier on the nose this time of year. :)
Nice find!

Nukke said...

That could be our neighbour but there is too little snow !!!
Greetings from Finland and Smurfland !

Marci said...

Beautiful wintry photo.

Felisol said...

It's smart to spread the manure on the snow. When the snow is melting, the goody stuff is blending in when the soil and the acre is ready for spring plowing.
We just thought about this, hubby and I. About smells and things like that. My mother(farmer's daughter) will always lighten up in her face when she smells manure from the fields. "Oh, it's smelling of spring."
Getting elder I catch myself thinking likewise.
The smell of coming spring bears lots of promises.
enjoy Ken Follett!
From Felisol

Leora said...

I just love looking at all that snow. It may be cold, but I just love snow. Hard work, being a farmer.

Cezar and Léia said...

The operator kind of blends with the machine in an intriguing way!
God bless you!
Cezar

Jacob said...

And then the snow melts and the manure sinks into the ground to fertilize it for the new crops.

This is a wonderful photo of a working farm!

George said...

Your picture brings back memories, but we had an old (not red) spreader and our tractor was John Deere green.

Small City Scenes said...

It is true it seems, a farmer's work in never done.

My daughter and her husband hope to get away for a few days after the calves are born and before moving cows and then branding. At least they sleep well. MB

Thanks for the kind comments. Likewise too. MB

Greyscale Territory said...

I did not know this was continued when there was snow on the ground! I have learnt something! Great shot!

Patti said...

That's surprising that manure needs to be spread even with snow on the ground. I didn't know that.

What hard work it is to farm year-round!

Ralph said...

Happily, the freshness of said manure is in question as the ground if frozen now...The farmer is ready for Spring, and the natural fertilizer he leaves for the land to unfreeze and enhance the crops...a perfect ruby in the country!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat Ruby Tuesday photo, EG.... Red is SO obvious when it snows...
Hugs,
Betsy

Jama said...

A little red on a snowy day, perfect picture!

lisaschaos said...

I would hate to be a farmer in the winter. Looks very hard - and cold. :0)

Becky and Gary said...

Super find EG. We see lots of that where we live.
Happy RT.
B.

Leif Hagen said...

Somebody's got to do it! Good for the fields for Springtime planting!

Paulie said...

Nice contrast of the snow and the red machinery!

Robin said...

I was also going to ask why he was spreading manure on the snow but I see that Felisol and Jacob have already answered my question.

Hard way to make a living, that's for sure.

chubskulit said...

Very interesting!

Sharing my son's 3rd birthday

Stephanie V said...

Great shot - and interesting fact to learn. I never thought about it before.

Marice said...

what a great shot of life :)

u may view mine here

Dianne said...

a snowy field is a perfect spot for some red
pretty shot

Rose said...

No that is a cold job...to be out on a tractor in that type of weather. Especially if you are moving very fast.

moorebloglife said...

How cool, it looks like an old fashioned post card!

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