Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Make Hay While the Sun Shines
The way the bush-hog works, the cut grass ends up in narrow rows. Any areas where the grass was sparse or where it had fallen onto the driveway were dry, so we raked those parts directly into piles.
Herb had to leave after an hour and a half, but at least we got some of our hay in the barn in case it rains. After it cools down a little bit, I'll go back out and see if the windrows are dry enough to rake up and put on the trailer. I won't take a chance backing it into the barn, though; I'll save that job for Herb--just to be sure he feels involved and needed! :)
Our hay, by the way, is perfectly organic. We don't put any pesticides on our grass, and we only had to drive over it once with diesel-powered equipment. Most farmers drive over it to cut it, drive over it twice more making windrows and turning them, then drive over it a fourth time to bale it. Now all that remains to be seen is whether Angel, Brandy and Sara will eat our hay! (If not, it'll make bedding for the chickens!)