Friday, August 8, 2014

Making Hay

My cousin Todd was out making hay.  Next time I see him I am certain he will say “I should have charged admission cause you guys watched so long!”

Todd making hay

This baler is more fun to watch than the old square bale balers.

Hay bales

 

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So much for the evening entertainment….watching the relatives work.

We saw six deer in the bean field but they were too far away to photograph.  Still dry here, no rain in sight.

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21 comments:

  1. I love to watch farmers "making hay". Hay goes in bale comes out. So much fun watching others work. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Are you sure those are not just giant shredded wheat rolls? I love the way these look. :-)

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  3. Your cousin could have charged me a buck or two - I love watching them bale hay!

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  4. I see the dust. Hope you get rain soon. At least the hay had time to dry well.

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  5. Friends in the east are brush hogging hay fields because they can't get them baled due to too much rain. Sigh...

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  6. I'd rather watch the relatives than help! That is hot, dusty work. Well, maybe more so behind the tractor stacking bales, which is where I always experienced it. "Hay" is one of the words not everyone knows is a verb. As in, "can you come over and help Olaf hay Tuesday noon?" Memories . . . .

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  7. The hay is about ready to cut again here, there is butterfly weed growing all in it. Just popped up from no where. Wish they didn't have to cut that.

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  8. We've often been fascinated by the tidy rolls of hay in fields. Never knew how those were achieved until now.

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  9. I have taken lots of video of those balers. We have some here that round bale and wrap them all in the same machine. Most bales are wrapped here, quite a bit of it is done as 'haylage' (half way between hay and silage), so those have to be wrapped. We get too much rain here to store hay outside without being wrapped, and not many farmers have enough under cover storage.

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  10. I grew up with the rectangular bales and have lots of memories of "putting up hay" in the barn with the big fork lifts. Hay baling was a way for teens to make a few bucks, but it was amazingly hard work in the heat of summer. We see these round bales more in Texas.

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  11. I had grown up seeing the square bales of hay and when I first saw the round ones it was just such a difference. I too would enjoy watching the baling process. It is amazing how many new farming machines have been developed. I hope you guys get some rain soon. We need some here too in MPLS. For a while there we were getting too much rain.

    Shirley H.

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  12. Now I'm really interested in the tractor? It looks like a vintage machine.

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  13. i would have love to have been there. i never seen hay being baled. really cool. have a great weekend. cheers!!

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  14. Well...since you mentioned it...how 'bout educating us westerners on the virtues of round bales versus square ones?

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  15. I am very allergic to hay - I would have sneezed like crazy!
    We are finally receiving rain today. We need it.
    Hope you guys have a nice weekend.

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  16. Have you ever watched that thing with all the 'fingers' that spin like crazy? (Yes, I am so intelligent, haha.) I watched it yesterday. I am guessing the next time we go by that field, we'll see big round bales, too. :-)
    Have a blessed weekend! ♥

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  17. Dry....good for making hay!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  18. It always reminds me of a hen dropping an egg. The last time I saw this done on my neighbors field it was dark, the driver was driving as fast as he could and the football teams were playing next to the field. Strange sight at night.

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  19. Brings back a lot of memories. It's a dusty job, but so satisfying to see a field dotted with bales at the end of the day.

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  20. Wonderful, huge bales!
    Sometimes it is nice to be teased by family. ;)

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  21. Thank you for the farming pictures....but I sure miss the smell. I see no activity down here....mostly cattle because they can't grow much here....too rocky and bad soil (red). I need to get back and soon before I kick the bucket.

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