June 29, 2021

Baling the First Cut of Hay

Our big hay baling project continues at my Bedford, New York farm.

Hay is a harvested plant that’s dried and cured after being cut in the field. In most cases, hay is cut during the late bud or early bloom stage to maximize its nutritional value. This week, my outdoor grounds crew foreman, Chhiring, along with crew member, Domi, worked hard to cut, toss, rake and then bale the hay in my fields. Chhiring's son, MingMar, took photos with a drone to capture the arduous process. We're all so excited about this first cut. The first cut of the season is higher in fiber content and lower in protein and fat - my horses will love it.

Enjoy these photos.