Putting Up Hay

Remember last year when we put up hay? Early summer is usually hay time around here.  The fields were tall, so the farmer came to cut it:

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It has to dry out before it can be baled. In past years, it has rained after it’s cut, which results in having to wait longer before baling it. Fortunately this year it didn’t, so we didn’t have to wait long!

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This year we had a hay wagon behind the tractor. The boys grabbed the bales, and stacked them flat. (Much more effective than using pickup trucks like last year!)

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Once the wagon was full, they pulled it to the barn, where we put it up.

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We gathered and put up 500 bales in 3 hours! It’s hard work, but it gives us lots of hay for the goats. Hopefully we can get a second cutting. Have you ever helped put up hay?

PJ

 

 

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