Sometime soon we will feel the breath of fall…right now we are hotter than hot with 100 degree days but soon it will begin to change…I can’t describe it exactly but around mid August…you feel it, nature clicks and the season begins to change, the light changes as well as the air.
Remember last year going with us to the hay-field the end of September…this year it is was last weekend.
We were pulling the trailer along as they loaded the hay right out of the field which means it is nice and fresh:)
The tractor has a front end loader on it so it pick can pick up 1-4 bales at once…if you are a seasoned tractor driver you are good at loading each bale with precise perfection! It is an art as it is very important how you stack it on a trailer that will be traveling down the road.
Wild Bill is getting the ropes out to begin securing the hay to the trailer as we have about 80 miles to go home…with big hills and many corners.
Here he comes with one of the last bales to load.
We live up over the hills in the background…not that far to fly but driving it takes a couple of hours.
Wild Bill is checking his ropes and the load before we get on the highway.
We have a little over 6 tons with this load. Our barn here actually holds 100 ton and when we ran the cattle it was always full…now with just my horses we usually buy 15-20 tons a year. I always buy plenty so we will not run out in the middle of winter! Back when we wintered the cattle on the winter ranch, about 100 miles from here, we fed over 300 tons of hay…now that was a huge stack!!!
“Like A Rock!” Seriously this Chevy Pick Up Rocks with the Duramax…talk about power! It pulls a fully loaded four-horse trailer up big hills, mountain hills quick and will pick up speed as she climbs! Of course Wild Bill being Wild Bill had to put in a chip last winter for the heck of it and now the pick up launches off into space fully loaded! I do have one of those Oh S*** handles too!
And then…we were only about a half hour from home…bang!
Uhhh…Houston, we have a problem!
We are smiling…wow…not normal at all…but
My sister came to help us and so did Ry-Man:) We were on a slope, right where you can not pull off the highway either…hassle. Yes we have a floor jack under the trailer…the man killer jack is only for extra precaution.
And my sister always brings her camera and wants a photo op…so yah…I was trying to hide as we were to pose for the ding-dong camera person:)
We made it home…all is well on the Western Front…and Kiah was pooped:)
My ponies are happy…as they love their grass hay.
It is 101 degrees right now outside…we are inside staying cool…hope you all have a great night wherever you are:)