Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Red Sky at Night, Baler's Delight?
Here in landlocked Kansas, I don't know anything about that. But it was red sky at night, baler's delight here on the County Line last week. As the sky was providing another spectacular sunset, Randy was finally starting to bale the sudan field across the road. (For a step-by-step pictorial of a sudan harvest, click here.)
Maybe I was reading the skies incorrectly. The other part of that motto is: "Red sky at morning, sailor's warning."The sunrises have also had their share of red lately. Maybe it was a warning to balers as well as sailors, who knows?
On Monday, Randy made two trips to the repair shop in Hutchinson before he got it up and running. He got another 70 bales before it broke down again. We are still waiting on parts and repair.
It's time for a new baler ... and a new swather. Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas to Randy and me!