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.