Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hay in the Barn



There is always a sigh of relief when the winter hay is in the barn!

With first cut not being suitable for sheep we were relieved when  second cut went off without a hitch.

I love the smell of fresh cut hay!







Loading up the trailer with hay for the trip to the barn.


Five trips later, job done!

With all of the rain we have had, it was a blessing to have a week of dry weather.

Now we can breathe a little easier, knowing we can get through the winter with enough feed for the animals.




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12 comments:

  1. That must be a huge relief..when I was a girl I remember my father cutting our very first hay crop with a trundling old Allan Scythe! We then as a family all turned it with wide wooden rakes and then piled it up into stooks and made a funny old haystack!! Must have been just like the one in the old nursery rhyme:
    Little Boy Blue come blow your horn,
    The sheep's in the meadow the cow's in the corn.
    But where's the boy who looks after the sheep?
    He's under a haystack fast asleep.
    Will you wake him? No, not I - for if I do, he's sure to cry

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    1. The Amish in our area still make haystacks! I am grateful for tractors :)

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  2. I love the smell of fresh-cut hay!

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  3. I can just imagine your relief as you have a lot of mouths to feed with it. And good looking bales they are, too.
    Have a great Wednesday!

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  4. I am out of straw and I'm nervous about hay for this winter. What a summer this has been.

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    1. I agree!
      I hope you get the hay you need. It can be stressful!

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  5. A lot of hay bales being rolled around here too! Just got done watching the farmer to the north load his out of the field.

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    1. I know everyone is enjoying the dryer weather!

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  6. We cute hay this week, but then had a bunch of rain, so it may not turn out.

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    1. That is so frustrating!! I hope it turns out!!

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  7. So glad you got the hay in without any difficulty. Sometimes Mother Nature cooperates beautifully! ;0D
    Thank you for joining us on The Maple Hill Hop this week!

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  8. Your photos are great when opened in a new window., I love the bales of hay--they make me feel calm and serene.

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