Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Most of the time, when hay needs to be unloaded it's the hottest day of the year. This year, the heat wasn't so bad - but the timing was awful. After being at the Ovid Strawberry Festival for most of the day (7:00 - 4:00pm) we arrived home to find hay wagons filled to the top, and of course the farmer needed his wagons back ASAP to get his own crop in. Thank goodness, we invested wisely this spring and purchased a hay elevator, if not I wouldn't be typing this blog, as we'd still be thowing hay bales - and today is the hottest day of the year so far!
So, we made a few calls - recruited our kids, enlisted a few friends and their kids and off we went. 3 hours later we were done - exhausted - but all 350 bales are in the loft.
By the end we were all a bit punchy (probably didn't smell so hot either) had hay in places that hay doesn't belong - but we actually had fun doing it. Spending time with our kids and friends made it go that much faster, and a cold one waiting in the fridge was icing on the cake!