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We have 2 hay fields. Since we don’t have stock any longer we don’t really need the hay, so a friend of ours puts up the big field. He has all new fancy equipment and even a gadget that loads the hay onto the wagon.

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That’s almost like cheating!

All of our equipment, on the other hand, is old – antique – you might say. We decided to put the hay up from the little field, just to keep the baler running.

Our baler is a 55T McCormick. It is a beast!

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We keep it in the barn. It hadn’t run in 3 years. We weren’t even sure it would start.

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But it started right up!

The raking was done with a Case side-delivery rake, pulled by a 430 Case tractor.

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And that’s a 1947 M Farmall ahold of the baler.

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And that’s my hubby (of 41 years) ahold of that Farmall!

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There were about 75-80 bales – not all that many, but enough to keep the equipment running and to satisfy our hankering for a “hay day”!

Antique people running antique equipment! It’s been a good day. We are blessed to be able to live here.

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