Tuesday

November 29, 2016

Steaming away.

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  1. I love how you captured the exhaust. Is this oats?

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    1. Thank you Kim. It has taken many goes to get a photo with the steam coming out the top. That only happens at the start of a windrow when the rig has just turned the corner. Normally the steam is going into the windrow of hay so not visible.

      And yes it is oats. Very thick oats, that has taken a long time to dry down. The windrows have only been turned, not combined two into one as we normally would, and they are still battling to fit under the tractor. It has been a year of incredible yields.

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    1. Rain is a life-giver. And sometimes life taker.

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  3. I agree with the sign on the Deere! I don't think I've ever seen any steaming implements--- at least not in this century.

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    1. This hay steamer is made in the US in Utah, not far from you Bill. We imported it 18months ago, so it is now in its second season. It has revolutionised how and when hay can be made, and taken a lot of the frustration away waiting for that perfect dew to bale. It is certainly by no means a cheap investment, but it has made our job a lot easier and improved the hay quality.

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  4. The replies and your responses has really made this interesting....

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