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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Haying Manitoba-style

Garry has tried out all the equipment for haying, I mentioned his haymowing until he ran out of fuel on Thursday night/ Friday morning at 2 am. On Saturday the boys were hoping to get some hay done, as long as the rain stayed away. Well really haylage, because almost all the hay here on the farm goes into the big silage bunkers. Garry packed the silage pile (where you drive over the loose stuff to pack it done and get rid of air pockets, which cause it to spoil instead of ferment) drove a little truck, drove the self propelled (no Tractor needed) chopper down the road, and rode along while our son Josh drove that same big forage harvester in the field, and helped fix some things, too.
The trucks dump their loads and the tractor makes it into a pile in the bunk

Rain, rain, stay away!

Dinner is coming!
Chopping into the trucks, Garry is on the right inside the cab
 The storms were all around, as you can see in the pictures, but they didn't really get rained on, and Garry will be helping with hay for a couple more days this week. I brought them all a nice dinner around 6 pm, with ribs, steak, and potato salad, I had to run back and make one more plate, as there were two extra guys driving truck instead of the one I expected- they were going with three trucks yesterday.

Rainbow over the corn silage bunker....

 Then I feed 80 calves for son #3 and drove son # 5 to the hospital, to see what was causing his rash ( red bumps on his hands, feet, elbows, ears- bad reaction to antibiotic cream he was using on his hand) and got home at 2 am with him and Benadryl for the itching .....and discovered my crockpot roast still bubbling away, so we won't have to slice that lunchmeat for Monday's field food.

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