After Jayme's successful find of a hay swather, we were able to cut our first crop of hay this summer from the family farm in Council. It was quite an experience for me. We had to haul our baler up to Council from Nampa and as usual I was the driver of this interesting and unusual load! After finding a decent replacement tire to get the baler up here, we packed up the hay rake and a kayak on one trailer, a TV in the bed of the truck and the baler in tow (a triple load) and drove the load up to Council...at no more than 35-40 mph. A hot and slow drive but thankfully all went just fine and we made it without any problems. THis is how it looked when we pulled out of Nampa. Yep! I drove that load!
The new John Deere Swather.
Once we arrived, Mike started baling the hay that had been cut the previous weekend to get it ready for the crew that was on their way up.
We had great help from good friends. Jayme rounded up Jeremiah and his wife, Tanja, and Kramer to help with the whole process. After all the hard work, everyone was starved so the girls and I came in a cooked up a big fried chicken dinner to fill all the hungry bellies! Once all the hay bales were picked up and secured on to a couple of trailers, we were on our way back to Nampa where the cows are that will feast on this harvest all winter long.
One of two loads we hauled back to Nampa.