Today was that much-anticipated day of the year -- the day we get our winter's supply of hay delivered! The Map Man prepared for the festivities by stripping down the hay tent to bare bones to accommodate the load. You can see one of our ewes in the background, impatiently waiting for the delivery. Hay Day is pretty exciting for all of us!
And thar she blows!! 16 bales of hay rolling it's way across our horse pasture, while various and assorted critters looked on and licked their lips.
The Map Man and The Hay Guy get busy dropping bales off the truck and rolling them into place. How they manage to get 900 lb bales manipulated into the right position is beyond me -- that's about the time I find a good excuse to duck back into the house to attend to something or another that must be attended to....
But the job manages to get done without me! The bales are all in place and ready to be protected from the elements (and subsequently devoured by a couple dozen hungry mouths over the next 10 or so months).
The Map Man reconstructs the hay tent around the bales. Can you see the smile on his face? Nothing makes a farmer happier than getting the winter's hay settled and under cover. We were practically doing a giddy jig out there in the barnyard.
Ah yes, Hay Day! If only it came more than once a year!
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