This week the world-famous Calgary Stampede kicked off…which means Calgary basically shuts down for 10 days and enjoys lots of sun, rodeo and ummm, beverages.
So, around here that means….haying.
Yes, exciting times.
This week my darling husband got the discbine out of the shed, tuned it up and started cutting.
He averages about 100 acres in a day (12-16 hrs) if everything goes smoothly. But, of course, life on the farm never goes smoothly. So 3 days in we have had 2 breakdowns. Minor ones, but still annoying! At this point we have 180 acres down and 200 to go.
Once the hay is cut it needs 3-7 days to cure (dry) in the hot sun, then it’s time to rake (pile two swathes together) and bale.
*that's our farm in the background*
But for now, we are cutting…and praying that the rain stays away till the hay is baled and stacked…
Which around Calgary Stampede time is wishful thinking….has there ever been a stampede that it didn’t rain (or hail)?!