means a Friday afternoon spent watching these:
Thankfully no rain resulted and plans to bale Friday night went ahead. A baler breakdown during the evening did elevate blood pressure and meant an earlier halt to proceedings than would have been liked. The light of day Saturday morning saw repairs actioned and all systems go.
The sight of so many bales almost too much to bear for some.
Though the early morning sausage on bread for breakfast must have kicked in, and he was soon displaying far more energy than sense.
With the full team in action we were soon in the rhythm of stacking, hauling, unloading and re-stacking until the hay shed's now looking decidedly satisfied.
Kids took turns stacking and driving,
some jerky starts and less than smooth stops giving those on the back reason to question the capability of the driver.
Sal had a full time job keeping the water bottle topped up between loads.
And come the end of the day we were all mightily pleased to see this sight:
One hay paddock less six hundred square bales.