We picked today to move our hay bales from field to bale stack. I timed a full cycle just for fun because there is an element of teamwork, cooperation and throttle work that goes on. A cycle of time to which I was hoping I could improve on as I got bolder and bolder with the throttle variable.
The components of our bale-moving cycle involve hubby loading the bales two-by-two from tractor to Mac Truck (our Old Faithful) from the field.
Then he proceeds to the bale stack in yard a mile away while I jump into the same tractor and follow him back.
He unloads at the bale stack….
Where my dear dog Patty waits for my return and we have a short but pleasant visit during the unloading.
Then back I follow him, now empty, as we return to the field of bales awaiting us for the cycle to continue. You see, we just use one tractor and one truck and one hard-working husband and wife team.
A full cycle times out to average 36 minutes, each load is 14 round bales and we completed 14 of those round trips. When you’re going back and forth and back and forth well yes, you start keeping track of statistics, by golly!
We still have another field to empty of bales which allows the grass to keep growing as it is doing so beautifully this year….but for now we have a yummy short rib supper in the crock pot waiting for us back at the house. It’s time to call it a day!