Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hay Days

I was really hoping to get in a lot of riding this weekend (prepping Ruby for a show and just time in the saddle for Cinna) but that didn't happen.

What DID happen was hours in the hay field and 800+ bales of hay for the farmer we work with. I'm back at work today but DH will be in the hay field again this afternoon (and I may end up there after work driving again).

I can't complain, because working for him means we can afford to put up really nice hay and I never worry about running out -- being able to keep hay or grass in front of my horses 24/7 is one of my favorite things about having horses at my house.

So enjoy some hay photos instead of riding recaps.... *sigh*
 Enormous tractor I got to drive! I drove a few this weekend but this was my fave.
 They turned me loose with a rake this time. Usually I'm only trusted to drive the tractor when we're picking up bales, but I got a real job this time!
 I made a new friend.
 Raking!
 Poor DH. Long weekend for him.
 So many levers I wasn't allowed to touch.
It was surprisingly difficult to get bales perfectly on this contraption. We unloaded several trailers and I had to pick up probably 15 bales that fell off the stupid belt. But the convenience still outweighed the annoyance obviously!

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  1. omg that sounds like some serious labor for the holiday weekend lol! still tho. nothing beats a barn full of hay!

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    1. Yes, the irony of laboring all labor day weekend didn't escape me 😂 haha. But it's worth it for hay!!

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  2. There's nothing like the satisfaction of a barn full of hay

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing these pictures all weekend lol

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    1. It was probably more fun vicariously than in person -- in person it was very sweaty😂

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