183 Bales of hay – I hope you are keeping count. Baled in the early evening yesterday and way too many visitors eating dinner and dropping in for drinks so late John had already gone to bed and so forth for me to get it into the barn. So we will be loading it all in this morning.
The extra guests left over from the dinner party will hopefully give a hand (or disappear completely which seems to happen) so with any luck we will get it in. But if all goes well I can run a group at each barn. I always work the Clatter Box ( metal escalator for carrying hay up into the loft that is full of moving spikes on chains) to mitigate the possibility of injury to visitors so it is a heavy day for me. But I am feeling strong and often out work the city folk. I hope everyone is feeling strong because that is a lot of hay to stack in a few hours trying to beat the rain.
It will be a great feeling when it is all stacked safe in the barns.
We have about a third of the hay that we need for the winter and we are half way through the hay- making though the grass hay probably will only be cut again once. I hope to get two more cuts from the alfalfa – this is a good summer for hay so far! But we will be buying some. And also buying straw – much of the wheat has been harvested around here so I need to get onto that.
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ALL HANDS ON DECK!