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Plenty of hay for me to mow this summer
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markct    Posted 05-30-2003 at 05:02:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
well i had been building up a collection of haying equipment to hay our own 10 acres of field. i got a NH 268 baler with kicker,JD rake,NH 469 haybine,and one haywagon and another wagon gear.well this was gona be plenty for my 10 acres, then a couple days ago there was a message left for me to call a guy just up the hill from me, he wanted to know if i was interested in cutting his hayfields,he just wants them mowed so i get to keep all the hay. well i called him back and went up to look at it yesterday. well the hay looks real good, so i didnt want to pass it up cause i know someone else would take the field for sure and then i would be outa luck for the next few years,so i said i would do it, and then he asked if i wanted to do the field in back of his mothers house, well that field looks just as nice, so i got that to do now too. i think the 2 fields together are around 15 acres, so with that and my own 10 acres i should keep plenty busy this summer, now i just gota pray my equipment holds together!!! i gota get to work building another hay wagon soon too, one wagon aint gona cut it for that much hay!

Randy    Posted 05-30-2003 at 15:42:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Could've used your equipment at a couple of my lawns today. Didn't get to them last week because of the rain and had to go over them and over them. Got rained out here about 4 or so today. Raining again now. Didn't want to go back to work anyway!

Clipper    Posted 05-30-2003 at 07:38:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are ready to is all set to handle bout 40 acres of hay...Mother Nature is jest not playing fair...4 more days of rain coming at us....grrrrr....

markct    Posted 05-30-2003 at 08:29:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
where are ya from clipper, here in connecticut we are having about the same problem, but luckly our fields got a little longer to go still,but not too long. i dont want to make ruts either if the ground is still wet. this is my first year haying on my own, i have in the past helped out a few friends with there haying operation, but this is the first time i am doing it with my own equipment so im still not completly ceartain of what i am doing!

Clipper    Posted 05-30-2003 at 09:15:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm right here in Lebanon, Connecticut!heh wonder we are havin de same

markct    Posted 05-30-2003 at 09:19:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
well that sure explains it, i am right up in northfield, its a part of the town of litchfield

Clipper    Posted 05-30-2003 at 10:05:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mine is high enough for 1st cutting....if we can get 3-4 good dry days we will get right on it fer sure...our 1st cut goes to the barn to feed our horses over the winter and the rest we sell off.

Ron/PA    Posted 05-30-2003 at 06:38:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
A word to the wise,, the biggest mistake of my life was showing Donna how to run the baler,, after about 15 minutes she discovered that she really could bale, and that I really could work the wagon. I don't know what her problem was, I always took along lots of water, and lemonade, for when she got the wagon stacked full,,, shoot I took at least 10-15 minutes break under a shade tree before I started her sending the bales up the elevator to the mow!
Allright I'm kidding, but we actually enjoy baling, she runs the tractors, and I stack and we just take our time and enjoy it, rather than making work of it.
Have fun, and start that new hay shed soon

markct    Posted 05-30-2003 at 06:56:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
yea my girlfriend wont have to stack in the wagon luckly since i got a kicker on the baler, but she already wants to do some raking and stuff, which is good. i am sure she will end up running the wagons back over the hill to my house to unload them plenty tho since im a bit short on wagons this year, i just got off the phone pricing the lumber and bolts for building my other hay wagon

DeadCarp    Posted 05-30-2003 at 11:45:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Watch that kicker - nothing worse than sweating all day just to get careless about dark and catch a square bale across the cheek - that's where ya learn to satisfactorily cuss under yer breath - you're chuckling, the nearby kids will be welcome back and the swear words are just rattling all over your tongue - but look out the next outa line haybale! :)

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