Monday, August 3, 2009

Day 3 Hay Fluffing

Today our grass got fluffed!
And as long as the sun shines
And it doesn't rain
We "bale" tomorrow!

The last time I "bailed",
It was in a rubber dingy!


  1. Your hay is looking good MJ!
    Hope the weather holds up.
    At home we used to cut the hay, turn it "around" at least twice a day, then put it onto "rows" - like in your photo.
    Then on the second day we would turn it around another 2 or 3 times, put it back onto rows in the evening.
    Then on the third day we did all that all over again...
    Depending on the weather we would bring the hay in the 3rd or 4th day.
    It was always exciting to be part of the process but also a lot of work and kinda stressy when the sky got dark on the day it was supposed to be brought in.
    Sometimes it was just a race against time.
    I remember several times when it had already started to dripping a bit and my father drove out onto the field one last time to get the rest loaded... full throttle!
    It started to rain more and he just made it back in time backing up the loader under the barn entry. The hay was inside dry and we were happy.

  2. Sounds very similar to what Karla is doing. She came here yesterday, mid day and checked for moisture. The top was very dry, but the bottom of the thicker piles was still damp, even though we have had really hot, breezy weather. So she came back with the rake and turned it all. We have another hot, dry day today, and she's planning on beginning the baling around 11. It's exciting!

  3. I hope your warm sunshine holds out until you get the hay baled.

    Thanks for helping me to make history.
    Pick a Peck of Pixels

  4. I'm so glad that it looks like you'll get a nice crop of my fingers and toes crossed for you.

  5. Oh boy do I ever remember baling hay with the small square bales. My dad didn't have a son so I was the closest he had to a son. I use to bale hay and the pay was "X" amount of bales of hay for the horses. Use to be able to ride horses every day. I love the smell of fresh hay. And the horses, mules, and donkeys love to eat it!! I'm guessing you got your hay put up. Hope all was successful!!