Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Rehab and hay crops

Here's the plan for getting our hay up... time will tell if things work out according to plan:  Cliff's brother, Phil, is going to put his disc-mower on a trailor and bring it over.  He'll hook it up to Cliff's tractor and mow the hay.

When the hay is ready to bale, which won't likely be until the weekend (it has to cure, and we're having fairly cool temperatures) Phil will hook a tractor to our big round baler and see if it's working properly.  If it is, it'll be an easy matter; the hay could even be left in the field for a day or two if necessary; and no lifting is involved in moving it. 

If the big baler doesn't work, that means we'll put up both fields of hay as small square bales.  That means we'll be using every available man and boy around who is willing, and capable of lifting, to load the hay onto wagons from the field, haul it to the barn, and unload it from the wagon and stack it.

We're hoping and praying for the best.

9 comments:

madcobug said...

Your haircuts look great. Cliff did good on the exercise machines. Hopeing and praying with you. Helen

tc01hm said...

Good luck with the crew recruitment!!! Neighbors can be a pleasure!
Tess

marainey1 said...

I'll be praying that you get that hay in...You both look so trim and healthy !  Nice haircuts!  'On Ya' - ma

lanurseprn said...

Good luck with this project!  What a job!  Cliff looks good and so do you!  I hope he is enjoying his Cardiac Rehab.  That looks like a big place!  The one I worked at was small.  And you're right...3mph IS a good pace!  Good for him!
Pamela

cyandfayedavis said...

Beautiful, beautiful picture....Worth more than money can buy!!

whitedove3622 said...

And a handsome couple you are!

gaboatman said...

I'm hoping and praying for you as well.  Thank goodness Phil is there to lend a hand and his equipment.
Sam

chat2missie said...

I am praying you guys figure out what to do.  Have a good day.
Missie

am4039 said...

hopefully it will all work out with the hay.