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Our hay season started today. Cut 2 small fields. We like to start with the small fields just in case we have any equipment trouble. Things went smoothly so far. Hope to bale this over the weekend.

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I've been looking for a haybinde for my dad. The ones I find need work or are too far away.
 
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I've been looking for a haybinde for my dad. The ones I find need work or are too far away.
We got lucky and found one on CL and only about 6-7 miles from us. It needed a lot of work. The bearing wee destryed in the wobble box. Good thing dad is a good machinist and was able to repair it.
 
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That hay looks really good, I don't see a lot of other grasses in it.
We sprayed it last year to get rid of the buttercup and other broadleaf's. Should make nice hay.
 

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Hay is not doing well here, too cool and wet.
What part of B.C. are you located. We are just south of the border in Whatcom County.
 

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My yard looked like that after the first mowing. :ROFLMAO:
 
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Did some tedding in the first 2 fields with the 1945 hand start John Deere B. Dad mowed a third field and that will be it for now with possible showers moving in Tuesday morning. Dad is 93 years young this year. Hard to believe he is still haying.

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Baled the first field this afternoon and my brother drove the Farmall H and trailer while I loaded the 56 bales. Baler worked good with no misses. Weare try plastic twine for the first time this year. The cost and poor quality of the sisal twine forced the switch.

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Our hay season started today. Cut 2 small fields. We like to start with the small fields just in case we have any equipment trouble. Things went smoothly so far. Hope to bale this over the weekend.

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I really like your variety of older tractors. Some of the more iconic tractors of their era too. The M - Farmall brought back some memories.

My dad bought an M back in the early 80s and we used it on our 20 acre mini-farm to do everything. I was 14 or 15 and I used it for everything from plowing, planting, harvesting, grinding corn (had one of those things on the side that ran a belt grinder) and moving snow. I can still vividly remember the sound of that big gas engine throttling up to pull a plow. That was a great time in my life. I wanted to Farm. My BIL grew up on a dairy farm and he was my idol. Anyway, that M in the picture, at work, was a nice sight.
 
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I really like your variety of older tractors. Some of the more iconic tractors of their era too. The M - Farmall brought back some memories.

My dad bought an M back in the early 80s and we used it on our 20 acre mini-farm to do everything. I was 14 or 15 and I used it for everything from plowing, planting, harvesting, grinding corn (had one of those things on the side that ran a belt grinder) and moving snow. I can still vividly remember the sound of that big gas engine throttling up to pull a plow. That was a great time in my life. I wanted to Farm. My BIL grew up on a dairy farm and he was my idol. Anyway, that M in the picture, at work, was a nice sight.
We farmed over 400 acres with nothing bigger than a 70 gas John Deere.
That old M replaced a horse or two.
Today BL has 40 acres and a 140hp tractor
How times have changed.
 
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