So today was the day ... the boys wanted to start baling on their own! With that request, their Dad went over the in's and out's and the RULES! He rode a few rounds with each of them just to make sure they had it under control and soon my babes were off like lil' farm men, baling square bales!
They each took turns driving the tractor, while the other watched the baler, ensuring the bales were tying properly. Travel with the square baler is at a very 'slow' pace, so it's perfect for the boys driving the tractor and learning how to square bale.
When a problem arose, the boys turned everything off and usually 'pulled up a stump' ... I mean bale, and awaited their Dad.
We couldn't be more proud of our lads today! They worked together and they worked hard! The tractor didn't have air conditioning, so it was hot and they put in about 7 hours of baling. However, the boys have also wanted to start building their own cow herd. Aside from 'Lucky and Miss Lily,' the boys each purchased a yearling heifer this spring! In order to pay for the heifers, the boys are having to do chores and help with things like 'baling' in order to pay off their 'heifer loans!' So, a bit of a life lesson ... nothing comes cheap and you have to earn the things you want!
Well, we raked and baled until about 7:00pm and then a little rain cloud 'showered' on our baling parade! With that, we had supper and headed for home! Tomorrow will be a new day!