Aug. 5: Weather forecast looks good - it's time to cut some hay!
Aug. 6: Tedding hay to spread it out for thorough drying. We're hoping to be able to make square bales.
Aug. 7: With rain clouds threatening, we begin baling. We hope to get the hay baled and in the barn before rain arrives.
Looking quite risky... that intense color behind Lew and the baler is not a cloudless blue sky, but big rain clouds.
About 2 1/2 hours later, we are finishing up and are feeling lucky! The showers missed our farm and we were able to get 850 square bales. :)
Lew parks the baler to do a little clean up and maintenance.
Our hard-working hay crew finishes the last load of the day.
Vaughn and Lew talk about the latest weather forecast and look to the skies while trying to decide what to do next. We have more hay down... should we do haylage or wait and see if we could get more square bales tomorrow?