Andy would cut enough hay to fill the five wagons in a go and we worked day by day to cut, ted, rake, bale and unload one field after another.
It got hot as well as dry. We had some pretty sunsets but the clouds never carried rain.
Then we started trying to work even faster because the standing hay was actually shrinking - drying out as it stood and losing volume. You can see the landscape has turned from green around the edges to just dried out tan. Unless we get some decent rain there won't be a second cutting which would be a big problem.
Thank goodness for the kicker on the baler. Pulling bales from the chute with a hay hook was a lot easier 30 years ago. :-/