Make Hay While the Sun Shines!

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The hay is now made with the help of our son Tom and daughter Sophie. It is now all tucked up in the sheds ready for feeding our sheep, cows, donkeys and pony over the winter months as well as being sold locally for horse feed. The hay making season starts around the middle of June, with the last bales wrapped up by the end of August. The process of bailing is very weather dependant, you need at least five dry consecutive days. The grass is cut when ready, then turned 2 or 3 times to help with the drying process. When the grass has a moisture content of 15% or less it is ‘rowed up’ ready for the baler. The bales are then stacked in the sheds ready for the colder months ahead.