Silage Making Time

Silage Bales 

The farmers on our farm are busy silage making at the moment.

On Sunday the field of grass was cut and left to wilt in the field. Today (Wednesday) the grass was baled and then collected from the field and wrapped in the farm yard so that the grass can become silage.

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When I arrived home this afternoon, I was asked if I could help with the silage making. My job was to drive the teleporter to the field and then drive the tractor and trailer up the field whilst my husband loaded the trailer with the bales. Last year I had a go at wrapping the bales and no doubt in the coming weeks I will be asked to help out with this job again. Although a lot of farmers find wrapping bales very boring, (I know my brother-in-law does) I enjoy it, it makes a change from teaching!

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