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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

So it is 92 degrees and I am going to get my hay rained on...

I keep thinking about the interview I heard with the guy who jumped off a bridge. He said it takes a long time to hit the water... Have a long time to think about it.
When I saw the forecast for a week of sun I cut hay.
Now that it is Wednesday I realize that if I bale 40 acres a day starting today I will be done by Friday and it s supposed to rain on Sunday and off and on thereafter.
But I won't bale 40 acres a day...
Last night the rake developed two flat tires on one side. The wheat straw I'm baling has wet spots in it. The Teff and the Alfalfa need to be fuffed, the neighbor's hay needs to be fluffed, I have 40 acres of stacking to do.
But, the alfalfa and clover hay I need to do is not drying that fast. I doubt anything will be ready to bale until Saturday. I can't bale 80 acres in one day with one two tie baler. I'm not sure I can even stack 80 acres of little bales in one afternoon.
So we keep plugging along.
Just put an aircompresser in the pickup and am going to try just keeping the tires pumped up on the rake.
Of course the a/c failed on the 2-155. The hottest day of the year...
Probably going to put the baler on the M670 Super and drink lots of water...
Should have baled more last night... or stacked... Or something....
Nothing like being a lazy farmer!



4 comments:

  1. Still, perhaps better than the alternate job being considered, with the boss telling you that all the toilets on the first floor are overflowing after sloppy joes were served for lunch.

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  2. Hot weather and no ac in the tractor is no picnic. $4000 worth of parts into my combine and I am finally rolling in perfect harvest weather. But the days grow short when you reach September....

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    1. $4000 does buy as many parts as it once did...
      I am now officially finished baling straw for the year, or at least I hope so. September can be sort of a desperate month. The moisture jumped three points after 7 pm tonight on the moisture tester in the baler. It was still ok but the sea breeze really was going to shut things down.

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