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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Jul 13 2018 :  3:59:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's that time,, cutting and berming the fresh cut hay.. They started yesterday,, I sat out back last nite, enjoying the cool breeze and smell of fresh cut hay. Ahh, heaven...
I will sit out again tonite and enjoy some more fresh cut hay smell...
14ac of Bliss & loving it!

Charlie & his son,, were our neighbors from when we had our other lil ranchette 4 years ago..(just less then a mile down the road).

I'll post pics once they finish bailing in a few days.
Thank goodness for Charlie, and his old but still working hard equipment. Farm neighbors are the best!


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Jul 16 2018 7:02:17 PM

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13923 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13923 Posts

Posted - Jul 15 2018 :  7:48:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
now bailing...

that was the last bail... now to pick-up and put the hay in the hay barn.
128 bales.,,, not bad for 12ac and our 1st year of being 'hay farmers'...lol!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Jul 15 2018 7:52:23 PM
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

1103 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
1103 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2018 :  02:54:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love to watch haying in progress too---I can hear the sound of that baler. Always loved to WATCH haying since I was a child. For several years my husband and I helped our friend work in the hay fields. That is when I discovered how hot and itchy the work really is. I can't lift a bale so I would get to drive the hay truck---great fun. We still have to get about 100 bales of hay and throw it up in the barn lofts. Always glad when the hay is bought and stored for winter. Nothing smells as good as fresh hay.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1336 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2018 :  09:14:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fresh cut hay always reminds me of my Grandpa's farm.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4792 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4792 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2018 :  11:14:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cutting fresh hay produces one of those unique summer scents! LOVE that Red Tractor too!! LOL!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13923 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13923 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2018 :  4:17:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, in spite of the heat, DH was up and out early this a.m., to pick-up the bales and put them in the hay barn,, just 44 bales left out in the field,, tomorrow is another day.


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13923 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13923 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2018 :  4:26:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Charlie,, who cut and baled our hay,, loves vintage farm equipment,, and has a barn full of restored tractors that all still work..

Yes,, the smell of fresh cut hay is awesome.
There was a time I could & would be out side by side with DH,, but I have osteo-arthritest in my left wrist,,, that I would have to live on Motin for days.. but I can drive the truck and trailer while hubby throws the bales on the trailer. Job security! lol!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2975 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2975 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2018 :  5:59:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is a good feeling having the hay made and in the barn before the next rain. We finished up right after the fourth of july. We round bale most of ours and 2 of my boys came and helped get 2 loads of squares in the barn for me. I baled 126 round bales so far this year. Second crop hopefully to come. Fun to be using that old equipment too. We rake with a 1974 ford 4000, but i cut and bale with my john deere 6410. I do like that air conditioning.
Being the driver is an important job girls! It goes much faster with help! The smell of fresh hay is the best!

Farming in WI

Michele
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13923 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13923 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2018 :  7:13:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele,, Some of the farms out here bale up 2 different size round bales,,(mostly for the cattle up here)..
We have reg bales,, but some folks cut/bale long bales,, that as you know are back breaking heavy!
We use to have a Kabota tractor,, (sold it with the house).. hubby want's to buy another one (next Spring)... for use around the property,, and we'll continue to hire out the cutting and bailing.
We have to wait till after the 4th of July to cut, cuz we still have some coastal rain showers...
We'll get the rest of the bales in the hay barn...one of our neighbors offered to let us use his hay elevator,, but we don't want to stack that high, and the hay barn is long,,, but we need to go get some more pallates to put the rest of the hay on.
Ah, the fun never ends! lol!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2975 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2975 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2018 :  1:48:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
. This is my husband and son baling small squares for me.

Farming in WI

Michele
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2975 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2975 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2018 :  1:49:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
. My round baler

Farming in WI

Michele
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13923 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13923 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2018 :  6:43:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele... WOWZERS!!!
I am experiencing 'equipment envy's... lol!

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2975 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2975 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2018 :  03:17:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lots of work, and lots of fun. lol


Farming in WI

Michele
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4792 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4792 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2018 :  06:33:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the smell of the stored hay barn when it has just been re-filled from the field. Hay making is really an iconic summer event because so much depends on it's success come late January-March when the snows and frigid weather drone onward.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

1103 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
1103 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2018 :  10:55:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lovely haying pictures Michele. Most people in our area use the round balers now. I like the small bales to buy and it is rather hard to find them anymore. Anyway we all agree that hay smells really good. I love to go sit in our hay loft sometimes.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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