Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My Tilted World!

If it is truth what does it matter who says it.
                     Anonymous


Sitting here this early Tuesday morning thinking about posting my post about horses but with my head tilted slightly to the left I think I am going to go off course today, my world seems to be a bit tilted lately and this little kink seems to fit in nicely with that. I will keep going because there is hay to bale today before the rain comes. The weatherman assures us it will only be 1 mm and only a 40% chance but I have eight rows cut around a huge field and I am determined to get it done before the weatherman proves possibly to be right this time.

The roller bearings are now all replaced thanks to hot mechanic and I had to show you his hot assistant mechanic everything went without a glitch on my marathon Monday. It proved to be a long day, first off there was a doctor’s appointment for my Mom in the city. Thank goodness for my friend J who while I was off taking care of that had raked those rows of hay so the sun would dry it before I made it back home. I must admit I took advantage of the time with Mom and Lizzy and we stopped for lunch, there was no chance of rain and I knew J was fine on his own. I do hope J knows how much I appreciate this.

Yes that would be those Taunting Turkeys.
 Dropping Mom and Lizzy off at home I raced back to the farm to see that field nicely raked and ready for me. I was anxious to get started and knew this could be a long day but if the hay was dry and the baler was fixed as well as we thought it was it would go fairly quickly and the hay would feed through that baler without hopefully Buttons having to get out of that tractor at all. That is the way I like it. I threw on some old clothes, phoned a certain Feral Woman to get in the right mood by listening to her humour (note the U) always making me laugh and I was off.

Since My Hero had filled the baler with twine and greased and oiled everything all I had to do was hop in and turn on that air conditioner that was repaired very well and jump into baling. With that nice cool air from the air conditioner blowing lightly on my neck and with the constant looking behind making sure everything was going well I knew I could finish quickly, meaning everything was going just as I had planned.


Three hours and 100 beautiful round bales later this job was done, much faster than I thought, I love that too. I looked back at the rows and rows of round bales sitting in the field that two days ago was cut by My Hero and lying flat on the ground, I was smiling ear to ear at the fact I did not have to get out of that tractor not once. This is what makes me happy. It was apparent that those hot mechanics had done their job well. I backed the tractor and baler back into the drive shed and went in the house to put some heat on that little kink in my neck.

This Tuesday morning I sit here with my head tilted slightly to the left waiting for the sun to dry those eight rows of hay in that huge field hoping to get it done quickly and shortly just in case that weather man is right. I think today I will be wearing a turtle neck suggested by My Hero I do know it will look kind of strange but My Hero is a wise man.


Baler count 201, yeah we are on our way. Remember last year's counter only made it to 400 and as of right now we are not even half done. This may be a good year after all.


Later

37 comments:

  1. Neck kinks are no fun. But it sounds like you were able to enjoy your day despite the sideways view. :)

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  2. It's a fact of farm life that you spend three quarters of your time looking over your shoulder at what's happening behind you. It's a wonder you're all not slightly off kilter, especially at this time of year. Hope that pinch eases off soon for you and fingers crossed for a bumper crop.

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  3. B....so glad you have been able to bale. And it looks good! It's cold here this morning too.

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  4. Glad to hear it is going well, other than the kink in the neck...ouch!
    Here's to another good day :)

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  5. Yay for you, Miss B! Your windrows are huge. Hope haying continues to go good. I think there will always be a certain amount of mechanizing involved with the season.

    We had a mechanic out yesterday and found a bigger mess than we thought we had. It took all day, but we are fixed back up. We hope to get baling finished up this morning!

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  6. Yay! Thank goodness for hot mechanics, :), good weather, friends like J, and an air conditioned tractor! Happy haying!!

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  7. Excellent!! I used to love hay baling! I am not sure my arms were equal to lugging the little square bales around though!! Have fun, let us know your final count!

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  8. Baling hay and putting it up brings back many good memories.

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  9. Sounds like a banner year for hay! I'm glad you got the baler fixed as well as some good help to get it raked. Nothing like working to reap the bounty of harvest on such beautiful land!

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  10. Here's to hot mechanics, great friends, a weather man who knows his stuff, and getting all that hay baled! Best of luck, Buttons - and I hope that kink works it's way out, too!

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  11. B,

    I love when you have great mechanics. Both you and your Hero need to have a salary increase for doing a great job on the equipment.

    Having older equipment is one of my preferences. Generally speaking this equipment will last a life time and you're able to repair it yourself without having to have a shop mechanic fix it.

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  12. Darn those weather guessers. They can't be trusted, but J sounds like a true friend. I pray the rest of the haying goes as smoothly for you, B.

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  13. What a beautiful landscape looking at the field full of round baled hay, that beatiful country road with the turkeys, the backdrop of fluffy trees and the rustic fencing ...idyllic .

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  14. You have been very busy! Farm life really does fill up your days. The farm doesn't take a day off.:-) Take care!

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  15. hope the baling has been successful and that kink doesn't get any worse!

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  16. oh i hate a kink in my neck. your hero needs to work it out for you! and yay for the good year!

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  17. You have a lovely farm B! Hope your neck unkinks soon.

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  18. Hope the kink in the neck is better soon and you manage to successfully get the baling done in a timely fashion.

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  19. It always feels good when you know you're gonna be able to feed them through the winter.

    Happy Baling.

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  20. Hope your neck feels better soon--those kinks really do tilt the world!

    Great job with the baling, and I hope it continues to go well. Your farm is beautiful! And those hot mechanics--wow, they're good! :-)

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  21. Your hay is so beautiful all baled and sitting in the field! Hooray for a better year this year too! Love your new header and the shot of Your Hero up on that ladder! LOL!!

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  22. oh b, it's going to be a great year!!

    perhaps a "neck massage" is in order....talk to hot mechanic and make that happen ;)

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  23. OK, Ms. Buttons, I think we have another one who needs to publish her stories. Never did I imagine it would be so interesting to read about baling hay. And exciting too, about the rain and all. That plus all the history of farming, farm implements, auctions, and ladders! Maybe you and Feral Woman could figure out the publishing world together.

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  24. Bless your heart and your neck. Get a hot pack on that soon and then have hot mechanic give you a nice massage.

    So glad this is such a good hay year for you!

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  25. Wow! A tractor with a-c and a baler that works like champ. That's livin'

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  26. Wow, that's a lot of hay! Bless your heart! Hope your neck feel better real soon!

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  27. What a great feeling when everything is working and the hay making happens. I remember the days when we use to hay and didn't have connection to the world and never new when those thunderstorms would show up. I would just cry when we would get one unexpected and catch us with the hay still in the fields. But happy haying to you.

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  28. Hope your neck is better soon..I've had something pinching on my left side for months now..the only time I notice it is when I have to look over my shoulder while backing up in the car. Then OWW!

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  29. So glad you are having a good hay year! I bet it feels good to see all those bales done, kind of like when I can food. Getting everything ready for winter. Great idea to have a. nice lunch with "mom" and Lizzy. Sometimes in the midst of these never-ending jobs, we need to take a little break. And you'll never regret spending one more lunch time with Mom even if it is bailing season!

    Cindy Bee

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  30. Oh I hope the weather continues to cooperate!!

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  31. All that rain you had up there ages ago and you didn't know when you could do your bales...now, how wonderful that wait for clear weather was well worth it if you are going to get more bales.....happy haying :) Hugs, M xox

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  32. I just love reading about your world. So different than mine. So happy to hear you were able to get all those bales in without getting out. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week my friend.

    Hugs~

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  33. B-I'll keep my fingers crossed that rain doesn't come, and in the meantime I hope that crick gets better. They are no fun!

    You sure are amazing and you inspire me! 100 bales of hay is nothing to sneeze at! Big hug!! xx :)

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  34. Yay for the Hay! I just had to say that!

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  35. Love the third image, and the turkeys!!!
    I have a neck kink myself today - likely something to do with sleeping on the bus yesterday...

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  36. What inger said. you and me sister. scary publishing world. Yep. we need to collaborate...

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