Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Time In Sally

Sally is her name, New Holland is her manufacturer, yep she's a swather--and she's what makes the hay go down.  We've had a random past, check out previous blogsIts What Makes the Hay Go Down:  one thing I haven't encountered was mud.  Hmmmm.  So here I am swathing down some alfalfa and suddenly I feel kind of airborne, like that feeling you get when you're driving and hit ice.  You're moving, but you don't have control over where you are moving.  I'm thinking, oh sh*t, I can not get Sally stuck.  I pull off the gas, raise the header, and just glide for a bit.  I slide into the row I had just cut down, leaving a big zig-zag behind me.  Schwoo!  That's one thing about swathing though, you never know what its really going to be until you start cutting.  Oh well, another experience bites the dust  :-)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like one of those scary, funny and whew-I'm glad that's over experiences. Something to talk about years from now. LOL