Last week our neighbor/seller was able to make the time to come by with his tractor and mower rig and cut our pasture! From what we can tell, it's pretty high quality grass, with few weeds. But having no livestock this year, and desiring to keep our Ag exemption intact (we'd be fools to let it lapse!) we needed to have the pasture hayed.
Last night, as we have had a brief dry spell here (look out for TS/H Barry due to move into the region by the coming weekend), he was able to return with his rake and baler rigs and in less than an hour, he had it all raked and baled!
It was fascinating to watch how it all worked. I've never watched it up close and personal before. DH and OD Henry dog decided after the fact, to go out into the pasture to check out the bales.
We even ended up with a mini-bale, the last one to come out of the baler, and undersized. Total was 8.25 large round bales, promptly exchanged to our neighbor who did the work. He said it's pretty common for folks with small acreages to do that.