Sunday, 12 June 2016

Making Hay

It never ceases to amaze us the amount of different machinery used in farming. There’s seems to be a gadget for every conceivable type of job. Three different bits of equipment were used to cut, scatter and bale our hay. We’d left one of our fields to it’s own devices to see if would make a lovely wild meadow, but our neighbour had expressed an interest in having the grass for their horse. In exchange they would do all the cutting and harvesting as they have all the gadgets. Win win and one less field for us to mow. You need just under a week of good weather to get the job done. Firstly the grass is cut into neat rows, the next machine scatters the grass for drying, then 3 to 4 days later it’s baled. Unfortunately we were out when the baling was done, so no photos of that stage.

Hay 1

Grass cutting.

Hay 2

Neat rows of grass.

Hay 3

Grass being scattered for drying.

Hay 4

Our bales.

Hay 5

There’s my dinner.


  1. A job well done. How often does it have to be cut. Xx

    1. Good question. If I remember rightly, the neighbours only cut theirs once last year.

  2. Well done you's two, hope you have left some cutting for our Graham with mini tractor.

    1. Don't worry, I'm sure we can find a few blades for Graham to cut :)


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