well this has turned into a saga. we tried to bale the hay today but the tractor kept losing power. emily plugged the tire and solved that problem but the fuel line or carborator issue needs a repair shop. we rolled two small bales (a couple of hundred pounds each) and had to drop them because she stalled out under any strain. we disconnected the baler and drove the tractor slowly up top to the waiting flat bed and truck. she now sits waiting on the trailer for me to drive 30 miles to clarksville in the morning to another repair shop. hopefully this one will actually fix the problem instead of ripping us off like the last one.
in the mean time the hay has been cut and raked and we called a friend and local retired farmer. he has been a great help to us over the years because he must know everyone in this area. if we need something i call and ask him who to call. within an hour he had a farmer over here negotiating a price with emily to bale it up for us. they struck a deal and he dropped his equipment off tonight. said he’ll be back tomorrow afternoon to roll it up. thank you neighbor!