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Haymaking 2007

After a long wet summer we finally got the hay field cut.
It was a bit of a gamble with rain around the country but thankfully it dodged around Rossendale for once!
It was all rowed up just 20 mins before the baler arrived
Not bad for an amateur!
A change from last year - Kim's crew baled for us.


Kim doing the wrapping
It double wraps in half the time - clever.
A few drops of rain started during wrapping - but not enough to worry about.


It did seem that we would never get it in this year but it all came together in the end!

Haymaking 2006

Starting to mow...
...the re-seeded corner where last year was a muck heap!
A cut up the middle...
...clean fresh June grass !
Turning the first time...
... smells great!
We only broke 3 tines this year...
...compared to 10 last year!
Rowing up
PZ haybob in action
Driver's view
All ready for baling
Billy's baler picking it up...
...and dropping one out.
Starting to wrap the bales as the light fails...


...and finishing in the dark!
Thankfully it was all wrapped before midnight...
... as there was torrential rain the following day.
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