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Thursday, June 13, 2013

The View From My Office....

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.


  1. I find it interesting reading about the farm routine Charlotte.......lovely pics and great you got 100 bales.
    It still seems like just the other week that I was reading blogs where they were getting snow and here you are making hay.
    Have a great weekend,

    Claire :)

  2. I admire you so much. I like the view from your office. I would love to be able to may hay and ride in them great big machines.
    Congratulations on the 100 bales of hay. That's a good amount to have on hand for your livestock.
    Your lunch looks tasty. Somehow, lunch eaten outdoors tastes better. It's sad you didn't get to each much of it.
    Great photos and post.
    I look forward to the baby chickens. Always a winner with me.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  3. make sure you eat next time! you do such hard work you need to keep up your energy! interesting to see the views from your "office" I will be back out to the berry far tomorrow to get more berries - if I see the tractor anywhere I will give you a wave as I go by!

  4. Oh, Charlotte~ I can't wait to show this to James... he loves it when you put "haying" pictures up! *haha*
    Great post~ you take wonderful pictures from your office! *wink*

  5. Just another day at the office! Nice pictures, but I don't see the miniature Hershey bars...

  6. Another day on the farm and I enjoyed every bit of it!

  7. Oh I love looking at Hay fields.. So happy to hear ya'll are able to make your hay. Hope you have a Nice Father's Day Weekend. Hugs, Susie

  8. Sounds like a very busy and productive day for you. Glad to hear it went well for you. I hope you have a nice weekend! :)

  9. I do love the swaths of hay. A picture of summer!

  10. I absolutely LOVE those pictures!

  11. I would much rather have your view from the office than the city view from the office.

    A lot of work you got done out there. Busy busy.