Making Hay in the Sunshine

This has been an extroadinary year for grass growing. We’ve been making hay as much as the weather will permit. And when it is dry for a few days, we get busy. This is my brother Steve coming through with the wheel rake and making windrows. You cut it one day and let it dry for a day or two. Then you rake it into windrows in preparation for baling.

This particular hay pasture is across this creek. So I wanted you to see the baler being towed through the creek.

Now the baler kicks into gear. It’s really an amazing piece of machinery. It sucks up all the grass and starts a roll spinning and keeps adding hay to it until it’s a giant cylinder weighing about 1200 to 1500 lbs. When it’s fully formed, the alarm sounds and then you stop to let it wrap up with twine. Then you’re ready to eject the roll and start again.

Here comes the finished product out the back of the baler. It’s a marvel of engineering this baler.
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