Hay yields poor due to lack of rain

Baljennie News

Haying season is slowly drawing to a close. The hay cut was poor this year due to no rainfall when needed. There will be a shortage of cattle feed for the upcoming winter months.

In some areas the crops are starting to take on fall colours. The southwestern areas have already started to swath and combine. A good rain is needed to help finish filling out the heads and pods in this area.

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The weather has been changeable and hot, bringing on some big thunderstorms in the night with much bright lightning. Our days of summer are passing by so fast. Some trees are staring to show signs of needing rain. A few are turning brown.

Western Development Museum workers and volunteers were busy at work bees every Friday over the last month. They were getting things ready for Those Were The Days this Saturday and Sunday. They have been able to get a lot of the smaller fixing jobs done.

This week will be a busy, getting everything they plan to run mobile for the parades and for show. They have done a few test runs with some of the antique tractors. This being tourist season, the activity has been of great interest to those visiting at the museum. Visitors have been coming from all over Canada. Now the museum is hoping there will be a good turnout for Those Were The Days. On both days there will be a parade of power where they are to get many of the antique tractors and a steam engine going.

The annual picnic for ratepayers of the RM of Glenside was held July 25. It took place at the RM workshop. Beef on a bun and refreshments were served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Earlier in the day, starting at 8:30 a.m., no longer used electronics could be dropped off. It was a good day for the ratepayers to get together.



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