Summer means... long warm days, shade trees, afternoon breezes and hay. Hay..Hay...Hay. Those long warm days really boosted our hay production this year. The grasses were thick, green and loaded with wild flowers.
We had just the right amount of rainy days interspersed with 3-4 day stretches of dry days. The weather man was even spot on this year. And the most amazing of all amazings.....the tractor didn't go into the shop. Nope not even one trip. A whole summer without a loaner. Wow...I guess maybe, hopefully we have had everything repaired that needed to be done. Even our John Deere salesman thinks that is what has happened. She ran like a Deere this summer.
I just love the smell of new mown hay. I love to see those cute little bales fall off the back of the baler.
I get plum excited when the hay trailers pull up to the barn. All those bales getting ready to ride the conveyor into the second floor of the barn. Our old motor on the conveyor bit the bullet. Ted picked up another used one and it works like a charm.
Now that the word is out that we have our own equipment Ted has been getting calls from neighbors with fields they want cut. They pay us with the hay. I love this form of payment.
We had to hire a couple of guys to help out. That was something to be thankful for. Help!
One of the wives came along and fell in love with Isabella. Truthfully, that was a very easy thing to do. That goat will steal anyones heart.
The barn is full and smells like summer.
I'm looking forward to comparing next summers hay yield after we use the manure spreader on our fields. I do expect to see an improvement. The fields haven't been fertilized in too many years to count.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.