First Cutting of Hay
Our first field of hay in many, many years. It was an orchardgrass blend with some clover. We were very pleased to get over 3 tons to the acre. The field turned out nice. We've also got a small 4 acre field that we're working to improve weed control and are adding another 10 acres field to production next year in 2013. We'll have 25 acres in year 2 of haying.
In the last couple of years we have managed to improve our hay fields even more and added more to now be up to around 35 acres. We have been able to raise enough grass hay to feed all of our animals through the winter and even managed to sell a little in 2016. Each year it is a big job but so nice to be providing a good amount of our own feed for the winter.