Tag Archives: baling hay

Hay Is In the Barn

12 Aug

Wednesday, after the dew dried on the grass, my nephew came out and raked the hay into windrows.

Raking the bottom.

The back hill–it’s huge!

It looks really cool to watch.  I love the way the windrows look out there.

The second hill–I love the way this one looks.

While he was doing that, I was locking the animals on the other side of the barnyard because we really did not need their help.  I also had to do some cleanup from my previous projects started (I’ll finish them someday).

Chiffon and Simon; Yes, Mooch made it through my “fence”.

After he finished with making windrows, they set up the elevator.

We needed to fill the entire loft with hay.

I still had over half the main section filled with last year’s hay.

After getting it set up, the crew he brought with him baled it.

I needed 2 1/2 racks to fill the barn.

Once they got the rack full, they pulled it back through the waterways in the cornfield and down the road to bring it into my barnyard.

I was helping to stack, so I didn’t get any pictures of my awesome workers, but we got it unloaded and stacked.

You can see how green the new hay looks. I will make sure to use last year’s hay first.

Then we finished filling the bottom.

Not very neat–we were tired.

It is a good feeling to have this job done.  The next day, my nephew came back and finished making the rest of it into round bales that he gets.

The First Cutting

26 Jun

This week, my nephew did the first cutting of hay from the waterway.

With the warm dry weather we’ve had, it didn’t take long to dry.

The next day, he raked it into windrows.

I love the way it looks when it’s in windrows and ready to bale.

Of course, I like the look of all those round bales out there too.

I’m not sure Maybeline shares my thoughts on that.

Maybeline

Nothing like summer on the farm!

Hay is In

1 Aug

Yesterday, we finished the hay.  My nephew and his dad finished baling my small bales.  I am very glad his dad helped him because I don’t think I’m ready to try baling hills.

Then my nephew finished baling it with the round baler.  He did say it was a bit more of a challenge not to let the bales roll down the hill since we put a fence there last fall.  That would not have been good for the fence.

Maybeline, Aurora, and Odie

We stacked the rest of my bales in the barn.  It’s full!  That is a good feeling.

from the back side

The birds, Fionn, and the north girls enjoyed eating it.

peacock, Nugget and two hens

Fionn

Other goats decided to celebrate by napping on the loose hay.

Tink, Wendy, Joani, and Peter Pan (Casey in back)

Silly goats.