We cut three fields of hay this week - around 7 acres.
It's always a gamble when you cut hay but it seems to have paid off this week and even though we thought we'd be battling the rain for Thursday it's still dry here at the moment.
|Cutting the crop - quite a bit on it this year.|
To be honest other than organise everything and decide on times to do things I've done very little with the hay this year (although it still seems to have taken up loads of time). It was far to hot to have a little one in a tractor with me so Ken offered to turn the hay for me with his old '35. I think he loved every minute! And I had my contractor cut and bale the hay, the girls loved watching the tractors.
|Great to see a tractor like this working so well.|
|The hay drying late on Tuesday evening|
|Old versus New - The old '35 keeping up with the big boys|
|I love the fact that we had a nearly new tractor working alongside one that's older than me (much older!).|
|41 round bales in total|
So luckily we got it made in time, Tuesday was so hot that it pretty much dried it in one day. The guy cutting it, Rob, said that the one field of ours was the most grass he'd seen on one this year, that's why in the four acre field we had 30 bales!
I now need to sell them all as I have no where to store them.
Anyone want any good quality meadow hay? anyone else been hay making?