Saturday, May 29, 2021

Treat Yo’self - Farm edition

This is all part of trying to catch up on the past few months! 

We all know buying tack and saddle pads is fun, but buying actual farm equipment is fun too!! Lol

And I have no pictures because I’m still not great at getting pics while I’m doing stuff! And I’m trying this post from my phone and the app lets me see my pics but won’t actually upload them into the post. 🤷‍♀️

Let’s start with the smallest purchase first: a hay fork! Yes, there is a specific pitchfork for hay. It works great for feeding off of round bales or big squares! I actually had no idea this existed until I was cursing about trying to feed hay from a round bale and pulling it apart by hand. I have now been enlightened to the hay fork and will not look back! 

My next purchase was a bit of a whim. My friend and I bought some hay from someone that is selling her farm. While there we used her hay elevator to move the hay from the barn to her hay wagon. My friend and I commented how nice that was and the lady causally mentioned that everything was for sale at this point.

I’ve always wanted a hay wagon to move hay but figured one would be way too expensive. I got a super deal on this wagon and I bought the hay elevator too, as my friend’s new farm has a loft where I will be storing some of my hay for the winter. 

And, I hauled the loaded hay wagon with my truck!! That was the first time I’ve hauled something and it was nerve wracking at first, but I started to get the hang of it. Backing that sucker up is no fun though, let me tell you!!

I feel like those purchases were meant to be - what are the odds that we not only got some hay to tide us over to this years crop AND much needed equipment for a great price?


6 comments:

  1. I love my hay fork. They are awesome. Congrats on the new wagon and hay elevator. As we get older, tools that make the work easier are critical.

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    1. Thanks and how did I live without a hay fork this long???

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  2. Oh my gosh nothing makes me happier than super practical useful new tools and gadgets haha! And you’ll get the hang on backing the trailer up in no time ;)

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    1. agreed on useful tools! :-) I don't know - backing up a hay wagon is a different beast with the long tongue and separate axels. Lol

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  3. Sounds like a great surprise shopping trip! Anything that makes dealing with hay easier is a smart purchase if you ask me!

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    1. surprise shopping is the best!! And agreed on hay - it is so difficult to handle/manage!

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