Tuesday, June 19, 2012

haying and such

So my weekend was filled with haying. Saturday is a blurr and I don't remember what I did. We had plans to visit Dad's on Father's Day, but when the sun is shining and hot and you have hay down and it is dry and needs to get in the barn, that is what you do. Get it in the barn. Farming doesn't care what day it is. So after church while my husband raked, I replanted one of the gardens. Then while my husband baled I mowed the lawn. Then we loaded it up and took it to the barn. Then yesterday we did more haying. I got to rake this time!
See, me on the tractor. "He thinks my tractor's sexy!!"

Why yes that is a two horse drawn rake. Thanks for noticing. Yes that is a tractor pulling it. BUT it's paid for and it works. Currently very slowly, and is the slowest thing for haying. But for now it works, and we are looking for a different rake... later.
Then while my husband baled, I was getting clothes off the line and yada yada. When it came time for getting it in the barn my BIL, and FIL, came over and I didn't have to do that. I got to cook supper with my SIL. We had to feed the hungry men and children!
We got some more hay down with the JD tractor.

 Sure does smell good, and look how pretty it is! Currently drying in the sun!

Here is one load of hay to go to the barn. Feels good to know that we are well on our way to having hay to feed the critters this winter.  And that we did it ourselves. Yuck, don't want to thing about snow today though!
Have a great day all!


  1. How wonderful you can cut and bale your own hay! But it's true - you gotta make hay while the sun shines! Even if it is shining and 97 degrees....I love that two horse drawn hay rake, by the way.

  2. Great post!
    I smiled when I read your explaination about getting the hay done while the weather is good.
    For years I've used phrases like "make hay, while the sun shines", " a penny saved, is a penny earned"... etc.
    Our youngest HATES those old time sayings.
    He'd rather we just tell him what we want to say.... so funny :)

    I like your attitude about the hay rake too.
    Paid for... so important. Better yet...it works, so why not ??!!

    Have a wonderful day!!

  3. Hard work but the good kind. I love how hay smells when you cut it.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

  4. How cool! Glad you've already got some hay up and that you had help getting it into the barn! Seems like the hardest part is getting the hay OUT of the fields and into a barn. Hope you enjoy the nice weather!

  5. That's impressive!!!!

  6. That's some good looking hay you guys put up! I'm always envious of ya'll with the property and climate to "grow your own." We have to buy every bit of ours.