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How About a Hug
August 19, 2017, 10:26 am
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August 19, 2017

Once again, friends came forward to do my farm work while I recover from knee replacement. This time, one friend donated the use of his bale “grabber” and another friend donated his time to haul and stack all of our wrapped bales. The day went very well. Now, all the second cutting has been stored right next to the feedlot for winter feeding.

I can’t help but think the bale “grabber” should be called a bale “hugger”. It squeezes the bales just right. They can then be lifted, moved and stacked with care. No holes get ripped in the plastic. This is important, because a hole with cause spoilage in the bale. This machine attachment along with our skid steer, made easy work of the job. It hugged the bales one by one and set them into place.

Who wouldn’t rather be hugged than grabbed?!

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The attachment works like a pair of big smooth tongs. It doesn’t pinch, it doesn’t grab, it gently squeezes. The Welsh people would called it “cwtch”  A very special hug saved for the ones we truly love, creating more than a snuggle, but a safe place as well. So, as I click one more job of the farm list, I hope you’ll agree a hug is much better than a grab!


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Are you Welsh? Exciting, my Mother is Welsh and I have an affinity for the people 🙂 Does feed stored this way end up smelling like silage, kind of pungent but almost homely when you get used to it?!

Comment by jennyrecorder

Yes, Jenny. I am Welsh on my father’s side. My mother’s side is from the Highlands of Scotland. There is a bit of Irish mixed in for good measure too.

The wrapped bales when cured, have a very sweet smell almost like a flower. The cows and sheep really enjoy eating it!

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