A Full Barn

5 Sep

Thursday was one of the hottest days of the year (followed by Friday and Saturday).  It only makes sense.  After all, we usually bale my hay in July when it’s horrible weather.  Since this is my first cutting of hay, Mother Nature was nice enough to give us July weather.

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I got off work early because of the heat, so I came home and made sure the guys raking and baling had plenty of water to drink.

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Then I helped stack hay in the barn.

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It’s the first time we’ve ever used one of those nifty little elevators.  I’m pretty sure we will do whatever it takes to make sure we get to use it every year from now on.

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Not to say we’re getting old and wimpy or anything, but we did stack about 600 bales that evening.

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16 Responses to “A Full Barn”

  1. TexWisGirl September 5, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    the elevators really do make it easier to pile! no wonder you were tired, though.

    • Teresa September 5, 2015 at 9:13 pm #

      I really love that thing! It really was a long, hot, hard-working day. I’m glad to have the work done though.

  2. Margaret September 6, 2015 at 1:57 am #

    Tired! I would have been exhausted. Great that you got so much work down.

    • Teresa September 6, 2015 at 7:28 am #

      It’s a relief to have a full barn. I was exhausted and really didn’t want to get out of bed the next morning.

  3. Jan September 6, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    Great pictures; glad your barn is full! The heat is terrible;hoping for relief soon!

    • Teresa September 6, 2015 at 7:29 am #

      This heat is absolutely horrid. Can’t wait for next week’s more normal temperatures.

  4. Eileen Wise September 6, 2015 at 7:39 am #

    Congrats on the full barn. We have had the hot humid weather here too, but I will not complain. I do not like winter. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

    • Teresa September 6, 2015 at 7:41 am #

      Thanks, Eileen. I expect this weather in July, but it’s been horrible since we’re back in school without AC. Poor animals arent used to it either now.

  5. Karen Seek September 6, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Awesome beginning for the fall and winter!!! And nice to have a loader to help with the heavy work !!

    • Teresa September 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

      The elevator was certainly a big help. It’s a good feeling to have a full barn.

  6. Freda Labianca September 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    We’ve had some humdingers for heat too. Over 40c with the humidex yesterday, and today is just as bad. Should be over middle of the week, thankfully.

    • Teresa September 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

      Stay cool! Hope you get a break soon.

  7. Jeanne September 6, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    It’s so good to know your hay is in! But what a day for you! The critters will enjoy that hay this winter.

    • Teresa September 6, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

      They really will. It’s a good feeling to know I have plenty of hay for the winter.

  8. pattisj September 9, 2015 at 12:11 am #

    So glad you got the hay in, and an elevator to help, too!

    • Teresa September 9, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

      The elevator was amazing! It is a relief to have a barn full of hay.

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