With a lot of assistance from my neighbor, we worked on both his hay and mine. My role was kicking the hay, the process after the mowing and before raking into wind rows. The kicking scatters the hay so it dries well. The days were hot and windy so the drying process proceeded very quickly. It looks like the week long heat spell allowed almost everyone to bale their hay. My yields were very good, maybe a record, we'll see when the bales are counted.
|Kicker at work behind me|
Then yesterday, another quarter of an inch fell and about the same today. The pasture, garden and farmer are all content.
|view from the Blue Ridge Parkway today|