This post is a little late in coming, but I’m still just as excited… Our first cutting of hay is complete – both here at Polyface and on our rental farms!
On Polyface we made mostly small square bales. We started this year with our barn completely empty and have filled it to the top. It’s been exhausting and exciting to watch the hay level slowly rise to the rafters!
At our rented properties we make large square bales so that we can feed them easily while the cows are still in the pasture during the winter. These hay stacks don’t go inside but are covered by waterproof tarps until we’re ready to feed the cows.
All of these pictures represent hours of hard work, long days (sometimes getting done after dark), sweat, and perseverance….But the feeling I get while standing on top of a completed hay stack at the end of a long day is reward enough for me. 🙂