The everyday of our family farm
Wow.Did the rain arrive? It missed us.
Yes. The forecast was for 10mm, we got 9.5mm so they got it right this time.
Good photo there. I remember when the bales were so much smaller - and you are very lucky to have some as not many have heaps down here.
The season is not being very kind to most of Australia, with widening drought in northern Australia. We are fortunate that we have limited irrigation water (19%). We have to be very careful where we use that ensuring that we get the most out of it as many local dairy farms are relying on us to supply their fodder needs, as they too have limited water, but still need to feed their milkers.
Amazing the difference in scale. I think round bales are big but we just make haylage now and plastic wrap them. We do when we can get the damn wrapper to work. Ploughing here soon if the ground dries out enough and I don't hit a big rock on the hill.
Facebook Dso not do these beautiful images justice. These are huge!
Wow that hay is really stacked high!
I'd glad you got rain AND that you got the bales stacked prior to it! Success all around!
Neatly stack bales look good to me.
Those are BIG bales! I still remember the hay bales of my youth-- small enough for men to toss around. Hope the cooler, wetter weather returns.
These bales are 8'x4'x3' and weigh approx. 700kgs. We used to do a LOT of the little square bales that you are referring to before changing over the big square bales about 8 years ago . One big square bale is equivalent to about 30 little squares.
I was going to try to google how many small bales one of those big ones would make and you answered that in the last response. I bet it saves a lot not to have to handle all those small bales.
Hope you got it all in, in time. Diane