Making hay shouldn't be so complicated. My honey has to work long days so daughter #1 has a job making hay for us this summer. Field #2 needed to be cut this morning. We wanted to get off to an early start. Here's how it goes.
1. Check oil and gas in tractor. Start tractor, can't get it out of second gear. MOM.......
2. Tractor now out of second gear. Mom drives it to the hayfield. Hook up to the haybine. Can't get the PTO shaft to line up right. Run it and turn it off, run it and turn it off, etc. Finally lines up. Grease haybine. One broken grease fitting, one fitting is put where the sun don't shine, (excuse me), grease gun fitting much too tight. Gets stuck on haybine. Go home. Change out end of grease gun. Finish greasing haybine.
3. Haybine won't lower like it should. Check hydraulic hoses. Change. Still doesn't work. Change again. Call dear husband for the third time. Did we take out the safety pin? Oops. Hey it works great.
4. It is now two hours and 15 minutes since this ordeal began, but PTL she's heading for the hayfield. Why is she standing out there and not on the tractor? Drive out to find out. Can't get the haybine to shift to the side of the tractor to mow. Call dear patient husband again. Did we back up and pull pin at the same time? If that doesn't work-just use a big hammer. (Is he getting as tired as we are?) Take his advice and hey-it works great.
5. Two hours and forty minutes later....Look at her go. PTL!
I guess we'll save the baling tomorrow. I may have a whole new story to tell tomorrow.
God is good.