Start Date

21-2-2008 9:00 AM

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On a hot day in August, I climbed into the dust-free air-conditioned cab of a new tractor to assist in a hay baling demonstration during a field day. Hay yield was low as a result of the drought, so it was important that I get everything from the small windrow. I adjusted the volume on the surround sound stereo where I had just inserted a CD of the Eagles Greatest Hits. Now we’re ready to bale – first let me check the GPS and get a check on the moisture of the hay coming into the bale chamber – moisture perfect. Now, let me pull up the local radar on my palm pilot to see if there are any “rain fronts” headed my way. Now, a quick cold drink from the cooler beside the seat and I’m ready to bale hay.

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Feb 21st, 9:00 AM

Haymaking: A Trip down Memory Lane

On a hot day in August, I climbed into the dust-free air-conditioned cab of a new tractor to assist in a hay baling demonstration during a field day. Hay yield was low as a result of the drought, so it was important that I get everything from the small windrow. I adjusted the volume on the surround sound stereo where I had just inserted a CD of the Eagles Greatest Hits. Now we’re ready to bale – first let me check the GPS and get a check on the moisture of the hay coming into the bale chamber – moisture perfect. Now, let me pull up the local radar on my palm pilot to see if there are any “rain fronts” headed my way. Now, a quick cold drink from the cooler beside the seat and I’m ready to bale hay.