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Roll in the Hay

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The hay baling continued today, and you can read all about it over at my mom’s blog.  Instead of repeating her post, I’m just going to post pictures of what Duke did while the boys were working.

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Dukie loves to roll.  He rolls in snow, in grass, on area rugs, on dead animals, on my mom’s flowers, and even in insulation if he gets the chance, but we try to keep him out of it because he makes a huge mess.

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Duke realized he could roll in the hay, and he went for it.

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He looks like a maniac, rolling and rolling.

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Then he got tired and went to take a nap in the shade.

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At five years old, Dukie has calmed down considerably.  He even has some gray hairs coming in.


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While the Sun Shines

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This was the view out of my front door today.  My brother Nate drove the tractor to the hay lots near my house.

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It’s been so rainy this summer that this is the first cutting.  My uncle mowed it yesterday, Nate tedded today, and they’ll probably bale it tomorrow.

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The tedder spins around and fluffs up the hay, helping it dry out.

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I’ve been lucky that I haven’t helped to make hay often.  It’s these gosh darn allergies that keep me from helping…  How convenient?

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I have to give special thanks to my brothers for this post.  First, Nate called me to let me know that I should come take pictures, then Jon helped me spell “tedder” correctly and also let me verify that I know what it does! Thanks boys!


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