Friday, July 16, 2010

The Old Fashioned Way

Remember that sanctimonious E. F. Hutton ad from several years back that went something like..."We make money the old-fashioned way:  we EARN it1"  Well....despite the fact that I've shown you hay being made before, that was with new-fangled equipment.  Rachet down a couple of notches and you have a Model 37 International baler....(is that 1937????), an OLD International tractor and two OLD people, doing hay the old-fashioned way, EARNING it.  All 50 bales!

Here's the rig:

Here's my rig:

A short bale throws a monkey wrench into things so MM re-ties and...

Spreads it out to be re-baled...

Thankfully, there weren't too many of those...
Here's the Old Grey Mare.....(and she ain't what she used to be!)

At the end of the day, though, we have 50 beautiful perfectly, dry, light-green colored bales in the barn and with the hay we put up at the beginning of the season, the barn is full.  We have enough to take care of the meager complement of stock we anticipate holding over this winter--including Marigold, of course!

Dinner last night was at 10:30 p.m.  And, I'm a little slower-moving this morning!

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