Hay Day

This handsome cowboy is all mine.


And this handsome cowboy is all Megan’s.


Our goal? 26 tons of hay in the barn. (We have a few hay burners who reside here.)


First, we got our (lucky) ducks in a row.


Then we channeled John Wayne.





Many willing hands make light work. Kinda, sorta. 54 pound bales get heavy no matter the number of hands on deck.








Ready for winter we are!

  1. Deborah Granay says:

    Doesn’t it make you feel secure to have the barn full of hay? Haying is hard work but after the day is done and it is stacked in the barn, it is time to give thanks for the bounty of hay.

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Oh, the smell of fresh cut hay is wonderful! What do you grow? Timothy& alfalfa? Neither of those grow in Florida. We grow a peanut grass hay which is a nice deep green like alfalfa and has higher protein content than the standard bahai grass hay, which is fine for cows, but not great for milking goats and horses who are in training. HOwever, most of the big horse farms south of us in Ocala, Fl. import semi trucks full of good quality hay from up north. When you get behind those trucks on the interstate, the fresh , sweet hay aroma is mmmmm, so good!

    I love your handsome farm crew!

  3. CJ Armstrong says:

    Oh, my back!!! Boy, do I know this kind of work! Makes ya’ hungry, thirsty . . . and tired! But what satisfaction!

  4. Eileen Stone says:

    Hay burners?………Is that a reference to cows or is it actually used for fuel?

  5. Nan Roberts says:

    Congrats on a barn full of hay!

    I could lift bales when I was a teenager. I think I couldn’t heave them up very high, just get them down for feeding. But I’m doing high intensity interval training, so maybe I can. No bales to practice on.

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