Can't believe it (general discussion)

by Bernie/MA, Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 10:00 (19 days ago)

About Ron and the phone call I got last night. A neighbor who has a lot of horses wants to rent my fields and I've reached the point I'm not even sure I can hay this year say nothing of future. Hip and replaced knee are so bad I can't walk without crutches. I'm gonna have to rig something to work the clutch on the tractors as it is.
Another neighbor that has hayed most of the local fields has sold his farm. Pete is buying all his equipment and haying the fields Steve had been doing plus mine. They feed 300 bales a week. Only haying Pete has done is picking up bales so he can use my knowhow. If he does it right my customers will buy from him AND I won't giving the hay away to keep the fields open.

Can't believe it

by moll, Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 12:00 (19 days ago) @ Bernie/MA

Here I started custom baling in 2008 when I was 49, that all
tapered off over the years to no hay at all the last two years.
Now im 60 and im getting calls for up to ten acres, not sure
what to do quite yet but I sure cant do it alone anymore.

"You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood ... back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame ... "

Can't believe it

by Bernie/MA, Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 13:31 (19 days ago) @ moll

I've always done it alone except if I put down more 100 bales I have to have somebody rake ahead of the baler. Customers pick it up. I'm 83 1/2. OK mostly except legs.

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