October 16, 2023

Our Second Cut of Hay 2023

Here in the Northeast, we're expecting cloudy skies today with temperatures in the low 60s - it's definitely feeling like fall. I'm glad we are now done baling our second cut of hay for the season.

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. Last week, my outdoor grounds crew cut, tedded, raked, and then baled the hay from my giant fields. It must be done within a four day window when there is no rain in the forecast. 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.