When you weigh around a hay bale

by Katie on April 22, 2011

One of the first problems we had with our hay baler upon its initial venture into our fields was the scale Brandon had just installed on it the week before.

[Aside:  It really helps for our marketing if we can keep consistent bale weights and know what they are. Some of our customers like them at 100 pounds; some want 120. And, we know how to adjust our per-bale and per-ton prices if we know exactly how much we’re selling. Hence, the reason for attaching the scale to the baler.]

He came in the house a couple days ago and said, “Hey, how much do you weigh?”

“One-thirty-five or one-forty,” I said, “Depends on whether we’re talking about before or after supper.”

“Great,” he said, “I need to use you on the baler to test the scale.”

Joking, knowing full well it wasn’t an option, I asked, “Why didn’t you just get on it?”

He just put both hands on his new little belly and said, “Have you seen this lately?”


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