Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Lunch Wagon

One hundred thirty-one bales of hay in the yard,

one hundred thirty-one bales,

take one down pass it around,

one hundred thirty bales of hay in the yard.

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I’m not winning any popularity contests with the humans around here this weekend after insisting the guys stock the barn with hay in all this heat and humidity. We were able to have it delivered but the wagon couldn’t fit back in the barn so we had to unload it in the driveway and then reload it into the pickup and back that in.

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Once the pickup is inside the center section of the barn the driver has to shimmy out the window because it is such a tight squeeze. Then the bales have to be heaved up and into place in the lofts. It is hot, sweaty, sticky work.

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Fortunately the day was interspersed with some comedic relief. Watching Thelma and Louise chase down “the lunch wagon” through the pasture was, well, priceless. The organically grown orchard grass hay met their approval to such a degree we ended up needing to lock them out of the barnyard so they wouldn’t get run over.

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“Where are you going? I wanted a pastrami on rye.”

christinesig

15 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

LOVE your barn!

Me and My Stitches said...

They (and you) crack me up!

Lori said...

What a hoot!!

WhiteStone said...

When I was a kid it was common for teenage boys to get jobs with the haying crews. It was tough work, tossing bales all summer long.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Those girls.....

Tanya said...

ok, now i'm hungry, pastrami on rye, yum!

Karen Anne said...

Thelma and Louise are the same size - somehow I thought Thelma was quite a bit smaller.

WhiteStone, When I was a kid, we teenagers were for hire for all sorts of chores. Like $1.50 to cut the grass, that was significant money back in the 50s.

Nowadays there seem to be no kids who do that. I have all sorts of chores I'd like to hire a responsible kid to help me with (at more than $1.50 :-) especially as I get creaky.

Christine said...

Thelma tends to hold her head a little lower than Louise. Unless there is lunch involved...

Nancy K. said...

In this heat???

I'd die.

Milah said...

You call that hay? Thelma & Louise calls it an all-you-can-eat-hay-buffet!

Michelle said...

It's always nice when the diners give the menu two thumbs up (so to speak)!

Evelyn said...

Hi Christine, carting hay is never fun, Thelma and Louise are a credit to you they look wonderful. Can you tell me what sort of spinning wheel you have.

Christine said...

Hi Evelyn,

I have the Schacht Matchless.

sheepsclothing said...

Lookin' good! Yeah, that hay loading and unloading can be a lot of work. Looks like you probably put up a lot more than us, too. Good thing you've got a crew!

Benita said...

Wow! T & L are looking much better! Obviously they are eating well now.