Monday, 13 September 2010

Packed to the Rafters....75 In.... 3 Out !! ....Yehah !!

This morning......
What a view......jobs...a 'Goodin' !

Done and dusted.......packed to the rafters...75 in....3 out !!

Knockie...Nora's done a good job !....bale spike can go away....till next year !!...YEHAH !!!

Thomas....a taste test required !....'All this for me' !!.....

Yesterday was a busy day....most of the day was taken up by bringing the rest of the hay in the barn.

I was determined to get as many in as possible...its a large barn...but why, no matter how big...its never big enough...this barn has to do several jobs....It has to house the alpacas over the winter when the weather is bad, it has to store as much as I can fit in to a section of the barn...I have it arranged quite well I think. I leave a walk way..between the bales to where I house the alpacas...then the other side is kept for the horses to come in and shelter.

My tractor driving skills were put to the test....as the barn is filled up, there is less and less room for maneuvering...but us lady drivers...are..really quite skilled...well I have to blow my own trumpet...once in a while !.....I managed...not to hit any of the rafters...;-0)..usually one gets tickled..during this...operation !...this is the best the barn has ever been stacked....even though I do say so myself !! I am really quite proud...of it ! Now to normal people...they won't understand...but I know..there are people like minded .....who do !!

The horses have..been pinching the hay already...so I have taken steps to stop them..eating it. They have a nasty habit of eating the bottoms out of the bales...and then they topple off.....any way...they're not getting any until later....so a taste is all...they're getting !!

I'm having a day off.......because I've got my huge task completed...and I'm chuffed to bits.....the weather can do what it likes now......I don't care....

I might even treat myself to some....spinning therapy !!.....as a treat !!

7 comments:

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Well done Jayne...looks like good quality hay and stacked to perfection.

Our contractor told us after we had already stacked ours that he didn'thave a counter on the baler and could we let him know how many we had!!...170 small bales; more than enough for our horses, ponies and pacas.

Shirley said...

Hi Jayne, Thats as bonnie a bit of bale stacking as we've seen for a while! Nice one. Shirley & Robbie

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I bet you are glad that job is jobbed! It looks good.

Rosemary said...

Very nicely stacked barn!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Great job Jayne, and if you can tickle the rafters, you're using the barn to the max', with skill to spare!

Terry said...

Well done, Jayne. What are you going to do to celebrate?
Thomas is living every horses dream, sandwiched between giant hay bales!

Lucy @ Coire Alpacas said...

Impressive work!!! The beasties will appreciate it come winter!