Just before Labor Day, the square baler was pulled out of the shed, greased and
oiled, and sent to the field for what almost seems like an outdated practice.
The making of small square bales is a might more tedious than
driving the big round baler down the field.
You have decisions to make on the size of the
bale and the tension of the string. It proves that there is an art
to farming and a lot of patience and praying with each bale
that scoots out the shoot!
With the help of the hay accumulator, a skid loader,
and a long trailer, the job of storing the hay is greatly
improved from the days of a hay hauling crew that
bucked each bale on the trailer in the field then
unloaded and stacked them in the barn on
a 100 degree summer day.
I'm thankful for all the modern machinery that
makes it possible to produce food for our calves and cows,
for the rain that we have been blessed with in this
late summer season,
for these farm dogs that love life on the farm!