Saturday, May 22, 2010

One more day

What a difference a day makes. The folks in our neighborhood who cut hay on Monday were able to put up dry hay. We started cutting on Tuesday and finished on Wednesday. (I noticed that I wrote Monday in my last post, but that's because I had my days mixed up. That happens to me when there's a lot going on!)

With yesterday's early morning sprinkles and overcast sky, we decided to go ahead and start wrapping hay. We baled and wrapped a third of the hay last night. (For some reason, it always seems like we end up wrapping hay in the middle of the night.) We were hoping to finish the last 60 acres today, but this morning's shower might change our plans. Once again, we'll have to wait and see what the day's weather brings.

On the bright side, all of this moisture will sure give the second crop a nice start. And considering that this year we'll be cutting second crop at a time when we'd normally still be making first crop, I think we'll be okay — even if we end up with way more balage than we originally intended. The heifers will enjoy the extra.

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