We are haying. In short grass country, we get one cutting of hay and we cover a lot of ground. We have been at it over a week and have a ways to go. For the most, part it’s going good. A few minor breakdowns, but nothing that took longer than a day to get back up and running. Sunday morning we had a .30″ of rain and another .30″ Sunday night. Last night, wind and .15″ of rain. Haying delayed. We are thankful for the needed moisture.
Around the house… not much goes on when I am in the hay field raking. J works in the swather cutting hay and J’s Dad runs the baler. Between the breakdown and rain I have been able to keep up with housework, laundry and make the sporadic real meal. We currently have no routine.
I am pondering… how hours and hours in a tractor can pass faster than one thinks. It also crosses my mind how far I could have driven in a car for the same amount of time I spend in the tractor.
A favorite quote for today… make hay while the sun shines!
One of my favorite things… working with J. We have our moments, but for the most part we get along good and get a lot done. I enjoy riding along and checking fields with him.
I took this picture one evening last week when we were checking an oat field.
A few plans for the rest of the week... working in the hay field driving the raking tractor.
A peek into my day… we try to start early in the morning raking and baling hay and quit in the evening. By the end of the day I am glad to get out of the tractor and move around. Some days we start raking and baling later in the morning because the hay is not quite dry enough. This is when I squeeze in skirt work and a walk.
I like to take Miss Molly with me to check fields and pick J up in the evening. I think she likes the ride too!
How is haying going in your area? Are you getting rain?
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