What do I say. Yesterday was just one of those days. We had layed some hay down on Monday and it was getting dry enough to bale with the new baler so the dealer was supposed to come out and help get me going. They did send somebody, that's not a problem, but they could have sent somebody who knew what they were doing. I knew more about big square balers than the guy they sent so it wasn't much help. I was pretty mad.<br />n<br />nIn the end we got it going but there is still one problem that the dealer is supposed to be looking into, the pickup attachment is riding to hard. I guess I will call today and see if they have figured it out yet.<br />n<br />nI proceeded to bale hay and got string tied around 80 bales, about half the field done, before the Thunderstorm hit.<div class="serendipity_imageComment_left" style="width: 250px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><a href='http://www.sarpysam.net/gallery/misc/storm06082006?full=1'><img width='250' height='188' border='0' hspace='5' align='left' src='http://www.sarpysam.net/gallery/albums/misc/storm06082006.thumb.jpg' alt='' /></a></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">The water running and hail falling from the thunderstorm that hit. Just when I was getting going on haying this hit. I will have to see what kind of damage this has done to my hay and grass. Taken 6/8/2006.</div></div> There is a saying in this country when it really rains hard and that's what it was like, "it was like a cow pissin on a flat rock." Damn it came down hard. <br />n<br />nI got the heck out of there and headed home when the hail started falling. Up to quarter size were falling and the rain was coming down hard. I thought about going back and trying to see what damage it was causing to my grass and alfalfa but I just didn't have the heart. I went on home, where it barely rained or hailed.<br />n<br />nSo this morning I get to wander out and check out the storm damage. Not a fun thought and I am not looking forward to it. I'm sure there will be some damage, it's just a matter of how much. Like I always say, it is what it is, and I have to deal with it. Chin up and go look the situation over.<br />n<br />n<b>Change is inevitable. Change is constant. Benjamin Disraeli</b><br />n<br />nUPDATE: Well it wasn't as bad as I envisioned. On the Sarpy side I would say I lost about 10% hay production and even less grass. On the Tullock side I lost closer to 25% hay production and 20% grass. These numbers are WAG's but that's the way I see it. It sure could have been worse. Now wait for it to dry so I can hay.



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