I came home to finish cutting hay this afternoon and saw the field South of us (corn) being harvested as well… now the real rush starts.
I keep meaning to start a pool on when the first “Can I bale with an 8N” post goes up each year on the Ford 9N, 2N, 8N forum I participate in, because it’s a question that comes up about the same time each year. Posting my standard response here may indeed make the this the most-read entry on peachtreeprairie.com!
Despite the 8N looking all smug, it only raked the hay this year – the Allis Chalmers AC 190 does the work of spinning the baler now. The round bales are from the first cutting back in June.
This is the first year for our new garden location where the old chicken coop used to be. It really did great! (wonder why?)
I spent a pleasant five hours or so muttering around the hay field this weekend with the 8N and Van Brundt, drilling in some orchard and brome grass on top of last years seeding of alfalfa. We got a bit of rain today, with more forecast for tomorrow.
A couple weeks ago, a neighbor called asking if I had hay for sale, and ended up buying 20 bales from me for his deer. Yep, he raises them for what I would call “vanity hunting.” The bucks are bred for humongous racks (horns), and folks who can afford them pay top dollar to choose their buck and “hunt” it… Read more »
My third (and last for this year) cutting of hay is baled and in the barn…