BUXTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After one of the wettest Junes on record, Maine hay farmers are finally getting back into the fields.

Buxton hay farmer Andy Townsend he's had to halt hay production for almost two weeks, waiting for the rain to stop and the ground to dry out.

"We're just pulling our hair out, going crazy just waiting to get out there," said Townsend.

Normally at this time in the season, Townsend is one-third of the way done with his hay production.

This year, he's just one quarter of the way there, making him 2,000 bales behind schedule.

"It's on the way, be patient," said Townsend.

He said he's working hard playing catch up, but he has to work at a slower pace.

"This time of year we're [usually] making two-day hay, but now we're making three-day hay," he said.

It's because the cut grass has to sit out in the sun an extra day to dry out before it's made into bales, Townsend explained.

"Patience is a virtue right now," he said.

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