September 22, 2021

This Year's Second Cut of Hay

Here in the Northeast, we're expecting cloudy skies and rain showers today with temperatures in the high 70s - just one day after my outdoor grounds crew worked hard to cut, dry, and bale another good amount of hay for my horses.

When I moved to my farm in Bedford, New York, 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 quality hay. This past weekend, we cut the hay in one field and then tossed the grass to begin the crucial drying process in preparation for baling. Yesterday, the crew tedded the hay again, raked it into windrows, and baled wagons filled with hay.

Here are some photos, enjoy.