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Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Taking the plunge - hay making
« on: July 03, 2016, 12:48:29 pm »
Well that's it.  Made an executive decision in absence of OH. 

The contractor phoned at midday and said we have a 'very small window' to make the hay.  He is cutting our 5 acres of standing grass this afternoon. I shall now be on tenterhooks all week.
 Wish me luck with the  :sunshine: god, no :raining: or I'll be  :gloomy: and OH will be  :rant: .

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 01:43:40 pm »
The very best of luck with your hay.  We're still a few weeks off, which is probably just as well as we have a series of very heavy showers running through every day.  It's one of the most stressful times  :farmer:
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 01:52:12 pm »
:fc: !

The contractor almost certainly knows what he/she is doing.  Best of luck!
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Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 02:26:27 pm »
Thanks fw and sitn.  It really is  :fc: :fc: :fc: !

It is so good of them to come and do our tiny acreage - on a Sunday - as they are working flat out when the weather allows.  And they just  ::) when I ask for 'little old lady small bales please' ;)

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2016, 02:42:02 pm »
All the best with hay making, hope all goes well! :thumbsup:
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CarolineJ

  • Joined Dec 2015
  • North coast of Scotland
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2016, 02:46:49 pm »
Good luck!  Mine's ready to cut but we haven't got the weather window yet, I don't think - heavy showers through today which weren't forecast when I checked last night.

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2016, 04:30:45 pm »
This is it today, no sign of a mower though :-\ .

and 2030 this evening  :fc: .  Thank you wbf and CJ.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2016, 08:42:11 pm by Bramblecot »

stufe35

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2016, 02:43:07 pm »
That's a definite step forward---you wont make hay with it still joined at the bottom  ;)

devonlad

  • Joined Nov 2012
  • Nr Crediton in Devon
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2016, 04:32:20 pm »
Good luck jean. Been raining here this morning so hope its skipped you and keeps dry for a few days. Hope you're both well x

stufe35

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2016, 05:44:04 pm »
Bramble or,  does your contractor come and turn it for you ,  or do you have your own machinery for this ?


Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2016, 10:43:22 am »
Stufe, Our brilliant neighbour is a contractor and he does it all for us - no machinery of our own. Tedded yesterday and still dry  :fc: .
Hi devonlad.  We are fine thank you, and I hope all is well with you, K and the lovely critturs x

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2016, 08:29:29 pm »
  Thick mist here this evening and 200 bales in the barn :relief: . 300 in stacks under covers until the workforce (me and OH) get some more energy.  Neighbour has been  baling and wrapping all day and still at it.  Rain due tonight. 

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Taking the plunge - hay making
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2016, 11:25:23 pm »
Phew  :relief: just in time  :farmer:.

We're having intermittent good weather with pelting rain in between times, so ours isn't even cut yet - I need a 'biting finger nails' icon.
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

 

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