Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hay Day


What do you do when the temperature tops out at 92 degrees?  
Maybe hang out at the pool?   
No!  

You buy 100 square bales of hay from an 87 year old farmer.  
That is what you do.  



You then recruit your 13 year old daughter to drive the farm truck through the hay field to pick up said bales because the teenage man-child of the house is fishing in his kayak for the afternoon.  



The Mom of the house then recruits the daughter to photograph the barn happenings as she is in the house preparing a pan of lasagna the daughter requested for supper.  

Who requests lasagna when it is that hot outside?  

Then, possibly, Secret Agent Farmer Man regrets the 100 bale purchase....


but, he presses on!  



Done! 


Prepped for the winter months when our own hay supplies may be depleted.  

"The diligent farmer plants trees, of which he himself will never see the fruit." 

Cicero  



37 comments:

  1. too cute, but hot, scratchy work! :)

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  2. Oh how I hated baling hay when it was so stinkin hot.

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  3. Loved the way you made it all into a very interesting stort, Michelle.
    Gosh it IS hot there isn't it?
    I think I would live in the pool.
    Quite an industrious week there. ~ Eddie

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  4. Yep, haying always comes during the hot sticky months. Good for you, getting stocked up. And tell DH and daughter they did good.

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  5. Great quote from Cicero, and I am impressed at all that hard work in the heat moving the bales of hay. Iced tea and other cold beverages called for.

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  6. I think you need more kids to work the farm! LOL!!! Bless your hubby for doing that work in that heat & you, for heating up the kitchen! I hope you were able to dine al fresco and enjoy a cool evening breeze!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Good ol' fashioned hard work! Now your challenge is to get that teenage man-child to pitch in!!

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  8. What a job.....especially in warmer temps. I've seen my brothers work in the hay fields and it is a hot job.
    It will be nice to know that all that hay is in the barns...later in the Winter months..

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  9. I think your son has the right idea. :-) But it always felt good to have the hay in when we had dairy goats and horses. Now.. just chickens. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. I grew up on a farm and I remember haying in the hot summer. It's worth it though, as you said. I think making Lasagne was the better end of that deal!

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  11. I hope it was good lasagna, and I'm sure the hay will be appreciated later.

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  12. Another job accomplished . . . hay for the winter months very important . . .
    and the lasagna sounds wonderful . . . even on a steamy hot day . . .

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  13. I like your recruitment agency! :-)

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  14. Our fields are in the process of being hayed as well, and my eyes have swelled to the occasion. :-)

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  15. Its always good to have a Plan B and backup players on any team....:)

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  16. A good feeling when all said and done, I am sure.

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  17. That hay looks great! Can't wait for our first delivery.

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  18. Perhaps the origin of the term hey day? :))

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  19. i'm worn out and hot just watching the work!

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  20. I don't miss those days. Now a farmer cuts our hay fields and hauls them away for his cattle. And we get our grass "mowed"!

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  21. Secret Agent Farmer Man looks like he has tossed a few bales of hay in his day! Hard, hot work, though. I happen to think lasagna is good anytime of day or night, in any season. Yum!! :)

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  22. Wow! I remember those days helping my dad bale hay! That's how I learned to drive a stick shift.
    Whew! I am NOT envious...

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  23. Yuck. Hot days and moving hay make for a mess. I know here on those days the hay just sticks to my skin. As far as the lasagna I think that's a great dish anytime of the year and would make my hay sticking skin... Well just feel better :)

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  24. I could really use that hay, you did good!

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  25. great execrise but i bet it is way to warm!! i hope you had something cold to drink afterwards. ( :

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  26. Looks like he had his work cut out for him.

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  27. Lots of hard work but I know you are all thankful to have the hay. Enjoy the Lasagna.

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  28. The work of a farmer never ends…Good work! Good pan of lasagna to enjoy afterward too.

    Velva

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  29. That does not look like fun, but I bet he's glad now that it's finished!

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  30. You lucky to have him around. That's alot of hay.

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  31. Hot work but very few things beat the smell of freshly cut hay...except maybe the smell of lasagna!

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  32. And, this is why a farmer's work is never done, always something to do even on a hot Sunday. Sure you all enjoyed the meal later.

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  33. Too funny! I think I would take the pool in that kind of heat, but at the same time it much be nice to know you're all set for the cold days.
    Also- my youngest will request lasagna in any kind of weather, too!

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  34. "Make hay while the sun shines," or in your case, collect the hay for the cold winter ahead! Hard work, but now that it is done your ll have satisfaction!

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  35. I know these things, I was a fermer in the past. Blessed liwing!

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  36. Job well done, Secret Agent Farmer Man. Sounds about like our days of stacking firewood!

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