As I wrote about yesterday, on Sunday we had 40 round bales delivered. We only had enough plastic to cover them up this far.
We were worried about rain coming before we had time to get more plastic and cover the rest. We barely beat the storm last night, but they’re covered!
Aside from keeping the bales dry, covering them prevents the animals from chewing on them from the fenceline. This picture is taken from inside the field.
The bales are lined up along an access road between fields, and the bales are right next to the fenceline. Last year, I had trouble with the cows and horses snacking on them from the side. This year, they’re covered down the sides to stop that.
(Multiflora rose being cut down in the fenceline to make way for the plastic cover.)
The covers are tied onto the fence and also tied down on both sides directly to the ties on the bales themselves.
Working on tying down. Yes, that’s Rodney.
Man vroom.
We ran out of plastic right here at the end, and the last few bales are covered with a couple tarps, but they’ll be used out first. It started getting dark and windy as we were finishing up–the upside being the wind showed us where the plastic needed extra ties by blowing them up any place they weren’t secure.
By the time we made it back to the house, it was sprinkling, and within a few minutes, pouring. But–the hay was covered! (Semi-miracle, just in time!)
Winter, bring it on! (I didn’t say that. But I do see some snuggling in front of the fire in my future, and I’m looking forward to it!)


  1. Joell says:

    Lots of :snuggle:

  2. Granma2girls says:

    Just wanted to comment on the “prince” in your life. He sounds like a hard worker between his regular job and helping you out. And I think that knowing him for a whole year is a good sign. I’m a firm believer in really getting to know a person before getting emotionally involved. Hubby and I have been married 39 years this year,we were children,18 yrs. old,when we married. We have 3 kids that we encouraged to wait till they were done university to marry and all 3 did. They knew their spouses for at least a year and happily married. Good for you. I hope you have a lifetime of happiness.

  3. Hlhohnholz says:

    Woowoo!! Who cares about the tarps. More Rodney pics!! Love those farm-man biceps. You caught a good one!

  4. angiemay says:

    Glad y’all made it and you have a hard worker to help you. Bring on the snuggling 🙂

  5. California Paintbrush says:

    Rooting for you and the Prince! Best of luck to you both. I agree with Gramma2girls. You need to be good friends first. That is from 53 yrs of marriage, I was 18 but knew him since I was 3. :happyflower: I love that you both love the farm and are willing to work it. :snuggle:

  6. yvonnem says:

    Now that’s a man! I’m so happy for you both.

  7. bumblebee says:

    I tried to find the July 11th post, but have NO IDEA how to look for it? HELP PLEASE?????
    Suzanne, I am SO VERY HAPPY for you having a boyfriend to be with and to help you do things around the farm. That is just awesome!!! Thank you for sharing about him and for the pictures. SO sweet how you two became friends and support each other. Awww… I LOVE your blogs and photos… Please keep them coming. Is your ankle better now? HUGS

  8. mschrief says:

    Rodney looks like a good, hard working country man. GOOD. Those are the best kind. I heartily approve! ‘Bout time you had a good guy!

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