At that exact moment, when Kris was dealing with these things and hooking up a trailer to go and pick up the chopper head - is when the boys and I visited the barn and learned that all of this was going on! We didn't stay long, since we were no help at all.
Kris came back with the chopper head and they chopped last night and today. It all turned out okay ... but when machinery breaks and the alfalfa is drying and rain is in the forecast - one can't help but be a little stressed!
I couldn't do anything to help except the usual, which is to make him dinner when he comes home. (Everyone loves a warm meal at 10:00 p.m.!)
I don't know how the chopping went today yet. But just in case, I made dessert, too.