Monday, September 27, 2010

load of hay

My regular upstate New York hay guys don't deliver to me anymore.
It only took me for what seemed like forever to find the best hay with a great farmer to work with, luckily not too far away.

I told Mr. Java's Mom I was going to get some hay.

Mr. Hay Farmer loads my truck for me in about 5 seconds, and sends me on my way.

It was hysterical because this hay is not tied down.  This guy can magically stack hay.
Yes, I could not see a thing.
No, I will not take 50 (FIFTY) in the back of the pick up again, too hazardous to other poor motorists if it happened to be a windy day.  Luckily it was only a little breezy.

I had to pull over right after leaving the farmers field for this photo, I was in awe and shocked that he just tossed 50 bales on and advised that I drive slow and hope for no strong cross winds on a particular bridge that I had to cross.

Home safely.  It's about a 35 minute drive, windy narrow roads.  This is CT.  It's not common to see this arrangement on the road.  The other motorists, and the occasional pedestrian were terrified.

Mr. Java's Mom got home from work and almost fell over.  I was laughing so hard trying to tell him I somehow got home with that load of 50 bales, not tied down.

After he unloaded the batch with Mackie's supervision, we had another good laugh.

I still have to get more hay, but I'll be more sensible next time.  :)
Oh, and Mr. Hay Farmer called because he wanted to make sure I got home OK and did not lose any bales, and when I'll be back for more (I'll be back soon).


Jason said...

We used to stack hay exactly that way on pick up trucks when it was right beside the barn. It was easier and faster than fooling with wagons. Must be good bales and well stacked to survive that trip !

jill said...

He stacked it like a pyramid, smart man!
I can just imagine you driving white knuckled down the road, hoping nothing tumbles...I would be!
Luv the pics.

in2paints said...

LOL! That's too funny! I think I would have made him stop at about 30... I can't imagine hauling ALL that hay home with nothing tied down.

I've heard a good stacker can stack 50 on a regular pickup with no trouble... but still. :)

Glad all the bales made it home! (and you too!)

Java's Mom said...

I was totally white knuckes for almost the whole trip! Finally I decided toward the end, "eh, ignorance is bliss, if something falls off, I"ll deal with it when I get home.". I would have stopped him at 30 bales if I was not speechless at is stacking talent. All 50 were on there before I knew it. Still laughing... :)

allhorsestuff said...

WOW...he is good, that hay man! When I got mine this hay dude said I did NOT have to tie it down-but I made him, I was too paranoid!
I got 3 100 lb bales of Orchard the middle of the road last spring...they did not tie it down either..but they drove faster!