To keep the bales protected from moisture we stack them into piles and cover them with a tarp. It takes some strong tractors and gymnastics to get the bales all stacked right and the tarp on correctly. After the tarp is in place then it is held down with twine and tires. We need to make sure the wind doesn't blow the tarp off. The kids were big helpers fetching tires. The men tied the twine to a small board and then threw it over the pile to the one waiting on the other side. Then they would both tie their end to a tire.
|Luke posing in the front of the loader among some of the tires that will be used.|
|David helping make a stack|
|Simon helping dad get the tires out of the back of the pickup.|
The tarped and tired bale piles also made cute kid photo backdrops. Like tire swing all lined up in a row.
|All 5 in the tires.|