Look at the size of that thing! My sister must have tired of hearing me say "Yeah, I could hear there was something out there but I couldn't see it." Like when the Blessed Bovine was out and about. So she sent this to me for my birthday. I saw the box, and hoped that the picture on the outside was what was actually in it. In other words, she hadn't merely recycled the box and put something else in there. I can't wait for it to get dark tonight so I can see how far I can see with this monster.
Here, this might help. The flashlight on the left is the one I normally use, and is about a foot long. The one on the right? That is 5 million candle power right there, baby! I have no idea what that actually means, but it sounds impressive.
The neighbor was over yesterday and looked at the hayfield. We are going to do a third cutting. Now the question is when. We walk a fine line here, weighing the desire to let it grow a little longer so we can get more hay, versus the need to still have warm enough weather to get it to dry, and also leave enough time for it to regrow a bit for winter cover. I need to get out to the granary and try to find (make) more room to store it. My sister might take some for her animals, but I still need to keep it dry until she can come over to pick it up. If all else fails, we'll tarp it until she can come get it.