Mowing Hay in Tennessee (Pictures)
Posted by Doug Aaron at 2012-05-06 08:20:06
Saturday, May 5, the Middle Tennessee Mule Skinners gathered on the Bill Smith Farm in Edgefield, just outside Woodbury, Tennessee to mow hay.
At one point 14 teams were mowing in the fields.
Tennessee Crossroads, a television show out of Nashville's Public Television was there to film and spent most of the day there interviewing and filming. It is supposed to air in a month or so throughout Tennessee on the public television stations.
Bill Smith provided a nice catered lunch for those in attendance.
Here is a link to some pictures of the event:http://middletennesseemuleskinners.shutterfly.com/pictures/949
Hope you enjoy them.
Response by T Payne at 2012-05-07 02:08:04
Thanks for posting, Doug. I enjoyed the pictures very much.
Response by kelly in texas at 2012-05-07 21:30:24
Looks like only longears are allowed in Tenn.
Response by Wes Lupher at 2012-05-08 08:15:35
Looks like some really nice mowers and teams.
Response by KM at 2012-05-08 22:20:56
Amen Wes! I think we need to set us a similar day on the Lupher compound about the 15th of August or early July.
Response by Wes Lupher at 2012-05-09 17:55:11
We'll work on it Kari. I just hope we have any hay to cut with this damn drought.
I hope to have two mowers of my own (maybe three), plus my friend from Utah, and possibly yourself. We could conceivably knock down 26-28' per swath. That would be a good day or two.
I thought if it works out I'd have some down and ready to rake and we could throw a certain snotty, little pony team on a dump rake along with some mules too.
I'm trying to get things together with my buck rakes and put some hay in the stack loose.
Might have to use a tractor to stack as I'm not sure I'll have a stacker ready this year.
Bet we could talk Nonie into coming over too.
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