September 30, 2022

Baling Our Second Cut of Hay

Here in the Northeast, we're expecting cloudy skies today with temperatures in the high 60s with no rain until late tonight - a good opportunity to bale lots of hay before the remnants of Hurricane Ian hit our region this weekend.

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 giant fields - they'll continue today. They did a first cut in late June. This is the second cut - it's greener, more dense, and filled with lots of protein - my horses love it.

Enjoy these photos.