Hay

Kenny, the next door neighbor, brought me in some hay today. Bale weighing about 1500 pounds! I guess I better put some more length on my bale wagon. He’s supposed to bring in some more tomorrow, weighing a little less. Hay sure looks good, but then he’s fussy about baling. I’ve heard he will make a bale and then check it for moisture and if it is too wet he will unroll it and wait for the hay to get dry enough. I’ve gotten bales from him and his father in law before and it’s always real good.

I rode Q out this morning to move some yearlings and she sure was full of P&V! Worked her in the round pen a bit and then rode her in there and worked a few kinks out and then out amongst them. She was grabby and kind of a pain in the butt. I swear, you should never brag on a colt or a kid or they will prove you wrong, every time!

She sure has a nice way of going and a sweet lope tho’!

Also, I wrote new words to an old song. I emailed it out and if I get approval from the target audience I will post it on here in the future.

Tyler came out this evening and shot about 50 shells at trap, in preparation for the upcoming pheasant season. My gun wouldn’t work so i cleaned it up a little and it’s working now.

9 thoughts on “Hay

  1. 1500 lb. bales are fairly common in Alberta, around here they are most;y 11-1200. If you can get round bales. Most farmers are putting up 4X4X8 square bales. The truckers prefer them, a lot easier to stack.
    Guess there will be a lot of hay being shipped into Texas this year.

  2. Most of our bales do weigh 14-1500 pounds, with the heaviest being 1600, but we have been handling them with the tractor, not a hand winch. Here, the big square bales are an absolute disaster, as they won’t shed rain like the little square stacks did. Lots of people are beginning to figure that out, but meanwhile, they are still hyping big squares like they are something special. 🙂

  3. A guy out of southern Colorado came into this country this spring and made a deal with many to buy the hay in the field and all the owners had to do was swath it and then load the bales on trucks, this fall. got to raining and lots of hay got ruined waiting on the balers. But most eventually got baled, tho’ some was re-cut in the same windrow, mixing the old brown cut hay with the new cut second cutting. Lots of them stacked around the country waiting for the trucks to haul them away.

    I fed a few 3x3x8 bales last winter but the hay was poor quality and not as handy to feed with a team as the round bales, tho’ it was kind of handy to just flake off a little. Them, square bales don’t take the weather as well as the rounds do and the balers cost lots more. I will stick with the big rounds. I will, just put a 5th wheel on my bale wagon (which I have been wanting to do anyway) and the extra length and weight should make it work alright.

  4. folks around here are stackin them (round bales) “on end” saying the rain will pass thru them better?!? Has anybody out your way tried this?
    (tried callin ya on this, but your dang phone wouldn’t let me thru)

    1. Some do that, but then they put a row on top also. I don’t think the rain will really pass thru’ without harm. Someone beeped in on the second line while I was talking, but I couldn’t get the person I was talking to, off the line quick enough to see who it was. Might have been you, dammit!

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