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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Making Hay

We've been making hay all week. With the grass being so thick from all the spring rains and the humidity, it's taking the hay a little longer to dry. We started baling it today and wouldn't you know it, we had bad luck. We got the first 32 round bales in the barn before the rain started. The rain only lasted a few minutes and the sun came back out. We continued to bale with the weatherman calling for rain Sunday and the following week. Unfortunately, the baler broke some of it's belts and we were finished for the day. Saturday's are not the best days for baling because if you break down there are no parts available until Monday. And, with this Monday being Memorial Day, the part stores are closed. We'll just have to finish up when we can. It's better for your hay to get wet from the rain and have to wait to bale it when it dries than to cut it too late and lose protein value.

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