Our kind elderly neighbor let us use his hay equipment, so after Miller's Custom Baling swathed the brome grass, we let it dry a few days then Riley raked it.
|most of the 5 acres of hay|
|all done, ready for the baler|
|sun tea in the making|
|peppermint, spearmint, red raspberry, & jasmine green tea|
|Jack baling it up|
|Shannon's 'little tractor that could'|
|a full trailer load|
|headed from the field to the shed|
Annie and Caroline took turns driving the tractor while the Shannon and Riley stacked the hay. A couple loads fit just right in the shed. Enough to get a taste for it and still be fun, but not tire of hard work! (Well, the little people anyway.) I didn't do much except take pictures, care for Meg and do laundry, meals, and other daily work. We haven't located our clothespins so I've been using 8 or so to hang out clothes in shifts or just drape over the line. Then multiple trips later to switch dry clothes out for wet and pick the unpinned off the ground, our laundry eventually gets done!
|Annie's hay harvest supper|