This year we are trying something new with the round bales. We are wrapping them in plastic. This makes the round bales "haylage" instead of regular hay. Translation=candy for cows. They love it.
The buddies think that the bales look like huge marshmallows. When you are wrapping them like this the hay doesn't need to dry out in the field before bailing. You simply cut, bale and wrap. One day and you're done. Nice when rain is coming.
Also no need to move from point A to point B and cover with tarps. It is already weather proof as is. (this is a rake for those of you whom may not know what Crystal was talking about)
This is the buddies favorite part. We watched for a few minutes when S exclaimed, " Mommy! Daddy is backing up! He is getting ready for a DROP!" It made me chuckle, because it sounded so dramatic and military.