Baling hay

Discussion in 'The Rural Life' started by G3farms, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Been baling hay for the last couple of weeks. Closing in on around 400 round bales and 800 square bales for the year.

    Not bad for a one man operation, wife did come out today and raked for me, man was that sweet or what. Sure did save me a bunch of time.

    Broke a chain on the round baler late this afternoon, so we called it quits for the day.

    25 more acres to go then off to the last field.

    G3
     
  2. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Sounds like a keeper :)

    Never bailed hay, Only delivered and stacked it....then I got smart and started hiring college kids :lol:
     

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    I knew a guy who always brought the hay in on his horse-drawn wagon. Beautiful pair of Belgians. Figured if those horses wanted to eat the hay, they could work for it!
     
  4. Bens-Bees

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    How many acres of hay did you have in total G3?
     
  5. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    It is about 160 acres all total, 8 different fields. Cut, tedder, rake and bale all by my lonesome twice a year. Sometimes my wife will come and rake for me which saves me a ton of time. Almost time to start feeding, will not be long and I am looking for a hard winter this year, we are due one.

    G3