So far this summer we have had torrential downpours every week. Sometimes two or three a week. There has been no chance to get another cut of hay in. And with all the wet the alfalfa field is turning yellow. So I have decided that I will get out the old hay mower today and attach it to the tractor and gently cut a line every day, fork it onto the truck and take it to the west side to feed the Bobbys over there.
The hay is not much good anymore – having grown way past its prime, losing protein and nutrients to its flowers but it will still be good feed.
But it kind of works out : the west side fields are flooded so it is best to bring the cows up to the barn, lock them off their own fields while the pasture recovers and hand feed them this failed hay field.
It is a lot of extra work but I cannot get a hay baler on this field, I don’t have days enough to dry it for baling anyway so I am going to feed it straight out. Get it off the field and start again.
Selling eggs, basil and lambs quarters this week.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Weather – a beautiful still clear morning – 67 right now. And a whole morning to work in my beautiful gardens before the rain comes.
Monday 07/03 40% / 0.07 in
Variable clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon hours. High 88F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Monday Night 07/03 20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 64F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.