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bobski 07-30-2013 11:12 PM

hay bailing on my farm....
 
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thank GOD IM A COUNTRY BOY......

i sure hope you guys comin' to the shoot and hoot like farm life. cows mooin', hawks circling, quail running, dogs barkin'.....it aint city life for sure. its so quiet on the farm, you can hear you ears hissing and you can see shooting stars at night in any direction.

KG7IL 07-31-2013 03:25 AM

Man, I wish I had a way to bale my hay and grass :(

My steer may have to eat some 'store bought' this weekend, poor boys.

trip286 07-31-2013 03:40 AM

I have some very fond and special memories of square bales. Baling hay is almost a rite of passage for some folks.

When you have several thousand you have to get in, and they each weigh between 60 and 100 pounds depending on whose farm your helping out at... if you can keep up, you're one of the men.

It was such a big deal, farmers from my area scheduled their cuts so that no two farmers had cut hay on the ground at the same time. It was a community effort, putting the youngest and the oldest on the tractors, and everyone else trying get it done.

bobski 07-31-2013 04:00 AM

i donated this crop to my neighbor. his cows needed it. this is the way we do things in the sticks. next crop i'll be using for some backstops on my range for patterning.

bobski 07-31-2013 04:11 AM

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who says a tractor has to always be green!
here my toys.....

rockratt 07-31-2013 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 1320901)
I have some very fond and special memories of square bales. Baling hay is almost a rite of passage for some folks.

When you have several thousand you have to get in, and they each weigh between 60 and 100 pounds depending on whose farm your helping out at... if you can keep up, you're one of the men.

It was such a big deal, farmers from my area scheduled their cuts so that no two farmers had cut hay on the ground at the same time. It was a community effort, putting the youngest and the oldest on the tractors, and everyone else trying get it done.

It was the same here. My grandfather throwed me in the hay field when I was 11. He would drive the truck( he was no dumbie) while I wrestled the bails into the back. Every once in a while he would stop and come back to help me stack. That was the beginning of what became my summer job up until I got a real job. Everyone around here has went to round bails because it got to where you could no longer get help hauling square bails.

rockratt 07-31-2013 01:47 PM

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who says a tractor has to always be green!
here my toys.....



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Some are Orange!!

KG7IL 07-31-2013 01:52 PM

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Mine is also orange :)

Here it's moving some old stumps in the north end of the property

Txhillbilly 07-31-2013 01:59 PM

I don't miss stacking square bales one bit! Thank god for round baler's,that was the best invention ever for the farmer/rancher,at least for their kid's.

MOshooter 07-31-2013 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by bobski (Post 1320970)
who says a tractor has to always be green!
here my toys.....

Very nice Bobski,is that a Ford 4000 from the early 60s?...It looks a lot like our Ford 4000 except the front sheetmetal's the same color as the fenders.


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