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My Favorite!

This is absolutely my most favorite piece of eqiuipment ever…even more favorite than the food processor or the KitchenAid mixer!!  I don’t know why we didn’t get it years ago…maybe we were younger and our backs were stronger.  But then one day a couple of years ago, our backs started screaming and we listened.  And this wonderous thing came to live here.  Usually it just sits quietly in the barn…but when we need it — OMG!  It makes short work of many heavy bales!

My favorite thing...how did we ever live without it!

My favorite thing...how did we ever live without it!

We’ve started picking up the hay we bought last fall.  This is the best quality hay we’ll be getting and usually we time it this way so that the lactating ewes would be eating well as they’re making milk for their lambs.  Also, the lambs would start out eating this hay and they really love it.  The little ones start imitating their moms when they’re just a couple of days old — it’s so cute!  They’re not really getting any nutrition from the hay but they’re practicing.

Jim is listening to a podcast as I listen to the sweet "heavy metal" sounds of the hay conveyor...my favorite!

Jim is listening to a podcast as I listen to the sweet "heavy metal" sounds of the hay conveyor...my favorite!

A nice load of 2nd cutting hay.

A nice load of 2nd cutting hay.

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