June 18, 2020

Making Hay for My Horses

Here in the Northeast, the weather has been sunny, warm, and just perfect for cutting, drying and baling hay at my Bedford, New York farm.

When I moved here, I designated three separate areas as hayfields and planted them with a mixture of timothy, orchard grass, Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, and clovers - all great for producing good quality hay. The hay is also treated with agricultural lime, a soil additive made from pulverized limestone or chalk that works to correct the acidity of the soil, eradicate any noxious weeds, and raise the overall health of the land. Over the last week, we cut the hayfields, tossed the grass for the crucial drying process, and then baled the hay.

If you follow my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48, you may have seen some of the photos and videos.
Here are a few more, enjoy.