Hm. That doesn't really work in writing, but it's pretty silly when you tell it.
Today we FINALLY got our hay baled up. Well, most of it anyway.
Hay production has been a huge ordeal at Blue Heron Farm. Last year it rained so much, a great many folks around here lost their hay, us included. Because you need a few consecutive days of sunshine to cut, rake and bale - the ever present rains left us without any chance to get it in.
Another part of our problem is our small size. No one wants to come cut a 10 acre field, as the bigger ones are easier to mow and more lucrative for the cutter. We had people tell us they would do it that never showed up.
This year someone showed up.
It's taken well over a week and the cut hay has been rained on once, leaching valuable nutrition from the grass, but a good 65% of it is finally baled up and in the barn now. He should be coming back to do the rest tomorrow.
Did I mention it's hard to get people out to cut and bale small fields?
Anyhoo - here are a few photos from today. When we get the last of the hay loaded into the barn I'll post before and after photos so you can see how we did.
We are both so glad this ordeal is almost over. There will be no second cutting.
Hmmm. Where to Start?
3 months ago