Man does that bring back memories. Back in the late 70s and early 80s I would work for 3 area Dairy farmers all summer stacking small squares of hay in the mow. Think I made $2.25 an hour my 3rd year and my last year after graduation from high school during the summer I made 2.75 I thought I was rich. Nice pics of doing things the old fashioned way.
Is there any better smell in the world then the aroma of freshly cut hay!!!
I did it too, except I wasn't paid in cash, Grandpa and stepdad didn't work that way. I got dirt bikes, and snowmobiles, and trips to the US.
But I did get seat time starting at 11 or so, and kept at it till I left the farms
Grandpa had a pair of Masseys, a 44 and a 444. Step dad ran Case, 730, 930, and 1070.
Gramps was still throwing bales the old fashioned way, right up until he retired.
I love the smell of fresh cut Alfalfa. Not so keen on the scratches.
I used to ride around on the baler and watch for bad knots.
Sux about your weather, ours isn't much fun either.
Edited by Chopperhed, February 26, 2014 - 09:44 PM.