Saturday, October 9

Saturday Farm Photos: Guess What We're Doing?

October Haying 1

October Haying 2

October Haying 3
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!)

© Copyright 2010, 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!


  1. Good luck, girl! I know what it's like to try to get back to farm work after an injury. Take is easy and don't over-do it!

  2. Wishing you luck and continued healing. Man, there's something WRONG about haying in October. Crazy!

  3. Joe is need to drive the truck and take it as easy as you can.

    Looks like you have some hot weather for haying. Hope it goes well. The photos you took are beautiful!

  4. I read each and every one of your posts on my feed reader but seldom leave a comment. Wishing you luck with the haying and continued healing from the snake bites is a good reason to chime in. Hope we get to see post-haying photos soon.

  5. Lots of work, critters just don't know how much we do for them.


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