By the 28th of June in 2010 our weather statistics indicated that it had rained on 14 of those 28 days; we need three, consecutive, clear days to cut, rake, and bale the dry grass hay that we put up. Needless to say, bringing in the first cut was difficult indeed. The haybine exploded a drive chain and the round baler was more than its usual temperamental self. My help is shown resting on one of our 750 pound bales at day’s end. I’ve always enjoyed this image very much. To anyone who has ever harvested hay – it speaks volumes.