Monday, September 28, 2009

Cutting Corn Silage

We finished cutting the corn silage for the cows to eat over the winter.

Ed Jr. running the chopper with Jean along side with the trailer

Gene pushing up the pile and packing it down with the dozer.

Ed Sr. backing up to the pile to dump off a load of corn.

Gene back on the dozer.

And of course, the hardest worker on the farm, Diesel.



cowgirl said...

Looking great! Gene, I don't know how you do it. I couldn't get up on that silage pile with a dozer if my life depended on it. lol I'd be chicken!
Nice job. :)

Rothe Homestead Farm said...

LOL....takes some getting use to, plus a few beers doesn't hurt either!
Thanks Cowgirl :)


Becky said...

Do you add anything to that before feeding it to the cows?

Rothe Homestead Farm said...

Nope....they eat it straight from the pile. We also give them hay, but they rather have the silage :)


Corn Fritters said...

Haha..the guard is sleeping.

Rothe Homestead Farm said...

Heh, heh, he's learned to stay away from a moving dozer after a couple close calls. Jumps right up after the machine is shut down though! :)