Making Hay

Haying season came a bit early this year. But the sun is shining so we’ve got to make hay.

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The picture above is my Dad tedding the hay. I spent most of today haybining or cutting the grass down. The tedder above will fluff up and spread out the hay so it dries faster and more completely.

We’ve invested a lot of time in the hay this summer, but the hard work is starting to pay off. We’ve enough square bales to take care of the sheep this winter. They hay we are doing now is for round bales to feed the cows.

Unfortunately we’ve had some equipment failures. The other day my Dad busted the PTO shaft on the square baler. Luckily that was an easy fix. Today I busted the PTO shaft on the haybine. That mistake is costing us $150 in parts. But at least I got almost all the hay mowed before the haybine broke.

Now all we need is some sun to bale that hay.

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