If you judged my farming abilities by this one single hay job, you'd think I was a total idiot! This has been the most, by far, craziest, messed up hay job I have ever gotten myself into! The hay is amazing, the fields are in good shape but I have had a major breakdown every single day! First, the bearing cap on the repaired hay rake rod broke in half. I jury rigged it and got back to cutting. Yesterday, that same bearing cap had a high speed come apart and was beyond repair. So, I had to go 65 miles round trip to get another one. Fixed that, cut until dark again for the second day. This morning started out great, raked almost all of it and got to baling by 2pm. Baler worked spectacular! Ran and picked up a borrowed trailer, loaded 75 bales on it and the tire went flat! Big hole in it, probably ran a stob in it. Filled it up with air and tried to limp it to the barn. No go, ruined the tire. So, the rest of the 500 bales is still sitting out in the field for lack of a trailer! Hope tomorrow goes better!!!!!
Yes, all of 2013 and part of 2012 are missing from the blog. You can thank Mike H for that. Almost all of those posts were about our great friendship and our partnership in farming. You all know how that turned out!