It is then flipped, and dried some more.
The next step is to roll it in rows
It is now ready to be bailed! Isn't this cool? You would think after so many years of farming, that this would be hum drum, but not so, If farming is in your blood, you love every day and changing of seasons. Oh! I love farming! But it wasn't always this way. Would you like to hear?....
My father was not a farmer, but served and retired from the military, however my grandparents were farmers. When school was out for the summer, our parents took us to their farms to work, and earn enough money to buy one outfit for the following school year. Yes, that is right we got "one" new outfit for school.. Big difference compared to today. ~smiling~
My sisters and I didn't care for all the working in the fields, we had our minds on other things, or should I say, ahem!!! boys, and girl things.... manicured fingernails, new hair dos, playing our records, Elvis, Pat Boone,.. So through these hardships. ~LOL~ yea right!! we all declared "WE WOULD NEVER EVER MARRY A FARMER, "NEVER"!!
But, my farm free days were short lived when I met this guy!! Guess who married a farmer!!... and Boy was she ever glad she did!! ...After all these years he still makes my heart go "pitter patter"!!! He is the "One who gave me my "love farming" blood transfusion!!! along with an apron! ~big grin~
Here are the bails ready to be put in the barn! What a beautiful sight for a "farmgirl", and her "farmboy"!!
While standing at the fence I could smell the fresh cut hay,... one of the best "farm aromas".... giving thanks to our Heavenly Father for our harvest, God always provides even in a drought,and we have had one of the worst ever here in the South.. We will need this hay come winter to feed our sheep, cows and horses.
Farming is year round, and it has long hours with it. But it is so rewarding, To be able to put a seed in the ground and see it spring forth, and produce food for you to preserve, and eat fresh,...to be able to have all kinds of animals around you that you learn to love and interact with is worth all the hard work.