Our little corner of hay finally produced well enough to bale. It's a grass/alfalfa mix, but the alfalfa has a stronger presence. She's thick though, and will serve well our part-time ranching purposes.
I've chosen two forms of haying that no one wants to help out with, hand-line and little square bales. I jetted back home a couple weeks ago and pulled off the 40' joints of hand-line.
Then Dad windrowed it. Beings Worland has been getting so much unexpected rain, he had to rake it a time or two.
Once he baled it up, I came back home to pull it off the field.
Mom cooked us up a good ranch breakfast.
Then Dad and I went to work. He drove...
While I stacked.
About 100 bales. Good hay, but discolored from the rain. Cows will enjoy it through.
Once loaded I headed it back over the mountain to Campbell County. 1st gear up. 1st gear down.
Hobby ranching is a lot of work. I wouldn't have it any other way though. It's the work that makes it fun. Special thanks to Dad for putting up with me and for putting up my hay. Now I just have to haul it to the corral and stack it. Any takers?