When they returned home, the bales needed to go into the hay loft, which with the help of our tractor with the big bucket, was no big problem.
Chicken Mama was stationed up in the loft, Papa Pea ran the tractor, and Gilligan stacked five of the square bales in the bucket leaving just enough room for him to ride in the bucket with the bales.
The bucket was raised to just outside the hay loft door where Gilligan hefted them to Chicken Mama who took and stacked them.
After the last load, Chicken Mama hopped in the empty bucket with Gilligan and they got to go for a ride down to ground level. (Bad picture, I know, but I had to snap it while I could.)
"Okay, kiddies, the ride's over. Everybody out."
No, I wasn't in my quilt room (darn!) while this work was going on. But I was finishing laundry and baking bread. I hope I get some (a little?) credit for that. (Although I think it would have been more fun to get a ride in the bucket!)