September 23, 2021

Baling the Second Cut of Hay

My horses are already enjoying some of the newly baled hay.

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 cut, tedded, raked, and then baled the hay from one of my three fields. This second cut of the season is greener, more dense, and filled with lots of protein - my horses love it.

Enjoy these photos and the short video at the end.


And here is a short video showing how the machine picks up the hay, bales it, and then throws it into the wagon.