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making hay while the sun shines!

Post by muffin » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:53 am

We have had a nice RAIN FREE week up here on St Joseph Island, near Sault Ste Marie, so we have been taking hay off...still. Tons of work to do before winter, but haying waits for NO ONE... See the video we made yesterday of the hay coming off the field...yesterday.

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Re: making hay while the sun shines!

Post by Killerbunny » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:03 am

Square bales too!
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Re: making hay while the sun shines!

Post by muffin » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 am

ONLY square bales, I prefer idiot blocks to dummy rolls! (if you are from the prairies you will understand this reference).....we can LIFT blocks by hand, rounds...not so much so....
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Re: making hay while the sun shines!

Post by TomK » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:20 pm

I am with Muffin on this one...those round bales are just a symptom of 'I'd rather play on my ipad than work the farm' syndrome...and whats with all the hay loss on the round ones?...
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Re: making hay while the sun shines!

Post by muffin » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:16 pm

never knew I could move so fast...end of the hay

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Re: making hay while the sun shines!

Post by Jaye » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:52 pm

Wow! Thank goodness for those one-second breaks between hauling bales.
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Re: making hay while the sun shines!

Post by windwalkingwolf » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:03 pm

Glad we're not the only shmucks haying in September! Awesome.
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Re: making hay while the sun shines!

Post by muffin » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:17 pm

last year we were haying until late October...hoping for another cut on a couple fields if our weather holds another 3 weeks...
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