Stories of life on our farm in Northwest Georgia where every day is an adventure in this beautiful spot that God has entrusted to our stewardship.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Live and Learn

Hauling hay in a wheelbarrow from the hay barn twice a day gets to be a big chore when you're feeding four animals.  You may remember from a previous post that we used the tractor to bring a round bale inside the barn where the animals could eat it out of the weather.  Unfortunately, I had the "bright" idea to remove the twine baling ties so the animals wouldn't eat them or get tangled in them.  And this is the result--in about a week, a bale that should have lasted two weeks was reduced to soiled, inedible bedding.
So, until we spring for a round bale feeder, we had another, brighter idea.  The future milking parlor can be shut off by the gate that also swings over to close one of the bays of the barn.  So Herb brought a palette in there . . . 
. . . brought a new bale from the barn . . .
. . . put the bale of hay on the palette . . .
. . . and shut the gate.
Now he can fill the hay net and carry it 20' to hang it!  Much better than trundling it all the way from the hay barn through rain, snow or freezing cold.  Now that's what I call a bright idea!  And that's how we live and learn!


  1. Such a nice time on the farm, chore time, with all the animals and people up and about!

  2. I'm so thankful that Dad's the one hauling the hay this winter since we have twice as many animals to feed. And so nice to have the tractor to help us!


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