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Hand Haymaking 2014 – whatever the weather

After the Social Mow on Sunday, Phil and I began work on the cut grass with the intention of making hay from it, given the unsettled forecast. We began about 3pm on Sunday afternoon. It had been overcast most of the morning, but by this time the sun was shining brightly. We flipped over all the mowed windrows with rakes. This exposes the cut ends … Continue reading Hand Haymaking 2014 – whatever the weather »

Hay Making 2014 – Making hay when the weather breaks

On Wednesday (25th June), Philip and two volunteers cut a section of hay knowing that the dry weather was unlikely to last long enough to fully cure the hay. This is the situation when we use hay racks. Racks can be built with hay that it not dry enough to stack in the barn. The design gives sufficient airflow through the hay to allow it … Continue reading Hay Making 2014 – Making hay when the weather breaks »