Hello everyone! Its a perfect 13 degrees ABOVE zero - I think I hear the Hallelujah chorus being sung! It is supose to be up to 30 degrees tommorow and then back into the deep freeze by Friday, but not as bad as it was. I have been helping the Milk Man with more chores as he is layed up. He had a round bale fall and smash him up against the hay mow wall. He has torn his anterior acruciate tendon...not sure I spelled ANY of that right.. He also has 3 bulging discs in his back and this has really put the hurt on those. His back is bad enough that I have to help dress him, needless to say I would rather undress him.... *naughty grin* Anyway - I wanted to show you all how somthing simple can be SO dangerous on the farm.
We have big round bales that weigh between 800# - 1000# each. We pile them 4 high in the 'hay barn' on top of the barn - normal people call this a hay mow!
This is what the hay barn looks like whith those huge bales stacked up on each other, clear to the top of the 20 foot mow roof.
Those bales are pushed off of the top onto other bales and then to the floor.
See that spot in between the bales on the top? That is where the bale that hit MM fell from.....
Then it bounced on the next level and then down to the next level - its supose to hit some smaller bales on the floor and then to a stop against bales pile near the wall...
That top picture is where he landed - against the wall with a #1000 lb bale on him. It took on a life of its own and for some reason it just flew down the bales. Now I am sure someone has a remark about how stupid this is or why didnt he get out of the way - blah blah blah, but let me say one thing - save it.... We are careful farmers and have had few accidents and that is just what this was, an accident. However, this is why we NEVER let the kids play on the bales in the hay barn - the can fall and they could fall between them getting stuck with no way of getting out. These are out of order because blogger is stupid about putting pictures in order of selection... I am to tired to 'redo' them so consider this a challenge and go through the pictures backwards, its a story of events in reverse order... Milk Man is going to be mad about the picture of him - I told him not to make faces because this was going on the blog - but he made a bad choice. *grin* Dont look at the dorky face he is makeing...looks like he has 'issues', or constipation...shh I didnt say that out loud did I - yup, I did - dang it..... SO - he is healing but will more than likely need to have surgery on his knee, lets pray he doesnt cuz I dont know if I can keep up this pace for much longer - feel sorry for me and send chocolate! PLEASE!!! I wanted to explain the 'fog' or 'snow' in the pictures - its ice crystals in the air from the cold. The moisture in the air freezes and it kind of 'snows inside', there is more moisture from the cattle downstairs that is why this happens, its kind of neat.. I will try to post a little later today, we had a brand new calf night before last and I got it all photographed for your education!! Talk to you soon!
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