June 26, 2023

Our First Cut of Hay 2023

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. When I moved here, I designated three separate areas as hayfields, so I could grow lots and lots of delicious, nutritious hay for my horses and donkeys. Last week, my outdoor grounds crew worked hard to cut, fluff, rake, and then bale the hay in all three areas. We're all so excited about this first cut. In all, we got 1557 bales of hay, our biggest amount yet!

Here are some photos.