Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hay Mow

Oh boy! Little by little we have been picking up our very own hay equipment.  The fast approaching hay season has had us scouring Uncle Henry's, Ebay and local ads for a baler, rake, mower, tedder and an elevator.  Well, now we have the elevator.  We store our hay in the second floor hay mow. There was no way to get it there without this piece of equipment. Our neighbor, Cheata, has been searching for us too. We got a call from her that this John Deere elevator with a two horse power motor was for sale in Corinth, ME.   For our needs, this was over kill but what fun.


Our neighbor Fred has been helping/teaching us this year.  We hope to have big news soon.  Big, Big News.

Emma and Lucy enjoyed the afternoon in the field chasing mice.


Hay wagon almost loaded...
Yep, almost there......

Ted in our loaner tractor heading for the barn. Still no news about John Deere Girl.
Fred lining the hay elevator up with the barn door.
Finally, the hay wagon empty.  What a lovely sight.
Soon the hay mow will be full and we will be content. Exhausted, but content. I wish I could blog smells. It smells so fresh and clean up here.
It may have been exhaustion or just plain feeling wonderful, but I got to wondering. What would it be like to ride the hay elevator? You know, like a bale of hay on it's way up. No, I didn't try it myself. But we did the next best thing. I hope you enjoy the ride and maybe have a laugh or two. 



Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.

13 comments:

Jodi said...

I'm glad you can't blog smells. I'd be sneezing up a storm from all of that hay! ;-)

Lisa T. said...

You're getting a cow. Or an elephant. Either way, I'm jealous. :o)

Lisa said...

The hay ride was awesome! I started laughing even before I clicked the "play" button!
Lisa

Marigold said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Kelly said...

Jodi- maybe smell blog may be a bad idea. Especially when we clean out the goat stalls.

Lisa T- what blog did you read? LOL

Lisa- I wanted to ride the hay elevator but chickened out.

Marigold- Get down from there you crazy goat.

doglady said...

Oh I wish you could blog smells. There is nothing quite like fresh hay in the mow. Enjoy every bale.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I luv luv luv that elevator; think I'm green with envy! We just have to heave our bales from the trailer into the loft...I lack the strength and the men take turns.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I long to be a country girl. Farm living must be so satisfying. Great photos!! The hayride elevator sounds fun.

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

love the smell of hay... exhausting but rewarding work... great video!

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

your field looks lovely as does you hay. so many around my area do not know how to make hay. glad i found you, hop on by if you get a chance.

Linda said...

Thanks for the great ride!

katiegirl said...

Isn't it a great feeling to have a barn full of hay?

And I've never ridden up a hay elevator but I have climbed up them many times!

Mike said...

Seems like a 100 years ago now but, I remember those summer hay hauling days as a teen. All day long following and throwing bales onto a moving wagon. Now, Barbra Streisand is singing, 'Memories,' to me.