The everyday of our family farm
Farming machinery to be only dreamt of four decades ago. A question if I may, do you tech things like gps signals to align crop planting or anything else? Records on a computer?
Yes, all of the above. Our GPS unit in the tractor is now down to 2cm accuracy so we can do inter-row plantings if desired. As for records on the computer - yes, everything we do has to be recorded. For example - we have to have full traceability for every truck load of hay that we sell i.e. what paddock it came from, the date of baling/mowing, where it is stored etc and it is all feedtested for quality.
I have a friend who farms on a very small scale in the Hunter Valley. How he would envy you your equiptment. When his baler breaks down (often) he bales and stacks by hand.
The beef cattle are very lucky to have such fine food coming their way.
I'm glad that Deere has an enclosed cab--- I'd be nervous.
The front-end loader has a back frame that goes half way up the top bale to stop the bales sliding off the back onto the tractor cab, so we can lift 3 bales safely. But yes the cab does give peace of mind and keeps the chaff out.
Bet they will enjoy. Beautiful blue skies. Diane
A nice neat stack!!
A year to make. How long will it last?
This stack of "hay" is actually straw, made from wheat stubble i.e. what is left over in the paddock after the wheat is harvested for grain. It is being trucked out to a beef farmer who feeds it to his cattle as part of a mixed ration. Straw adds fibre to their diet.
Started feeding our cows again.... Bugger
Yes, I'm not overly surprised by that unfortunately. It is just so dry, and with no rain on the forecast I don't know when we will get the Autumn break that we all so desperately need.
A good load of bales there.
Nice shot - rain in Melbourne today - hope it comes to (or has been with) you as well.Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Only a couple of drops... literally. Not even enough to settle the dust.