I showed you that the waterway had been mown. Well, Friday evening when I got home, it had been raked into windrows.
I love the look of the windrows winding around following the edge of the cornfield.
I especially like the look when it has corn on both sides.
After it had a chance to finish drying, my nephew came with the baler.
It’s actually a pretty complicated machine. It pulls the hay into the baler.
Inside, it is compacted together and baling twine is wrapped around it, tied and cut.
Then the bale comes out the back.
He follows the windrows all around the buffer strip.
We didn’t have a huge amount of hay to make and there wasn’t additional help, so he just let these bales drop on the ground.
When he finished, he took the tractor and baler back.
He used his truck to pick them up.
Now they are neatly stacked in the barn and ready to feed the animals this winter.
There’s nothing like knowing the barn is full of hay.
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