Most of our neighbors have already made the first cutting of hay. About 99% of the hay was put into big round bales, like these. In most fields, the bales are numerous, thanks to ample spring rains.
It's been hot this week, and most days we've also had a strong wind. Those who were making hay had no problem getting it to cure. The hot wind dried the sap out of the hay in short order.
Farm machines are raising a lot of dust in the fields, lately. We could use a rain, but I don't see much hope in our forecast. Over the next week, our best chance for precipitation is 30%.