Round Bales

With the last 150 of 980 square bales to go, the hay baler broke down. Hay baling is done at night while the hay is moistened with the night air. After lots of cursing and hammering and banging it was decided that the problem could not be fixed. Plan B - round bale what was left. So now ten big round bales guard the entrance to the hay shed and we are off to start the irrigation to encourage new growth ready for the next cut in six weeks time. (The baler problem is a technical one and a sign of modern times. The part that broke is the electronics circuit card which has been posted off to Warwich in an envelope to be repaired.)
Very interesting!
posted April 15th, 2012  
Very interesting photo love the colour
posted April 15th, 2012  
It sounds like so much work - but I'm so glad there still are farmers out there. Love this shot too great POV
posted April 15th, 2012  
This made me smile - not at your *&(^ baler, but at a memory....
Friends of ours honeymooned overseas and were very excited for us to see their photos when they came home.
They proudly showed Greg photos of the round bales in France thinking he'd be in awe as they thought we only knew about square bales here. Greg was a true gentleman who never let on that they were not really such a novelty, but every time we saw them in a paddock , he'd point them out and we'd have a great laugh.
posted April 15th, 2012  
@corymbia Memories such as these must be very comforting. Kel & I do the same sort of thing. Thanks for sharing.
posted April 15th, 2012  
beautiful shot, love the wind mill in the background.
posted April 15th, 2012  
Beautiful capture, Margaret. I'm sure the swearing and all the rest couldn't repair that little electronic chip. At least it broke down at the end and not at the beginning.
posted April 15th, 2012  
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