the office being the cab of a tractor. Our weather has been hot and dry this past week, perfect haying weather. So, as the old saying goes, "We made hay while the sun was shining."
Thick swathes of dried grass spread out in front of me,
and behind me the rake rolls two of them into a large mound, ready to be picked up by the baler and turned into big round bales for next winter's feeding.
This isn't a very large field but we made over 100 bales from it; so thankful for each bale! And since the hay was dry, we didn't have to wrap the bales in plastic, only with a netting material which holds the bales tight enough to shed water when stored outside.
I had lunch in the office since we left to get an early start. Actually I didn't have time to eat much of mine: potato chips, ham and cheese sandwich, pear halves, fig newtons, and of course, two miniature Hershey bars. We baled until around 6:00 p.m. and then there were chores to do before supper, so I was beginning to feel light-headed and unsure on my feet. I usually carry peppermint candies with me to ward off the effects of low blood sugar, but forgot them.
Baby chickens will come next week so we won't bale more until they're settled in.
And that's a day from my office; hope you enjoyed the visit.