The Empty Trailer Awaits
Putting up hay! In October. With a nearly dead tractor. During a freaky fall heat wave (a few mornings ago we had frost and the woodstove going, and today it's 86° in the shade). More details and photos hopefully soon—maybe even of our new haybarn you still haven't seen. But for now I've got to go help load up that trailer with
200+ 310 bales before it's pitch dark in less than two and a half hours.
We usually do this in late spring or early summer (when it stays light later):
6/15/06: How To Ensure a Happy Haying Crew (the leftover homemade Italian sausage pizza is waiting in the fridge!)
7/14/07: In the hay. Be Back soon.
6/19/08: Back in the Hay Days (Already?)
6/27/08: Antique Haying Equipment
6/29/08: Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
7/1/09: A Day in the Hay
5/29/10: In the Circle of Hay
5/31/10: Bringing in the First Hay
6/6/10: Back in the Hay
© Copyright 2010 FarmgirlFare.com, the out of season foodie farm blog where I'm still in a lot of pain from those early July Copperhead snake bites (which, along with all the other simultaneous excitement, turned everything around here upside down before we'd finished haying), so I'm going to be driving the truck this afternoon while Joe loads all the bales in the field onto the trailer. I told him it feels like cheating. He told me I still only get to drive the truck. And help unload and stack the bales in the barn of course. Wish us luck!