Haymaking

It seems as if Summer has finally arrived! The sun is shining and the forecast is good for days to come! Wimbledon is in full swing and the strawberries are just starting to ripen in the garden. It is also excellent weather for haymaking. This field was mown last week and the grass has been ‘bobbed’ – turned with giant spinning forks – a couple of times to help the drying process. Mack is just checking to see if it is dry enough to bale! I think it is and it will probably be baled tomorrow, into small bales that are easy to handle and particularly favoured by smallholders and horse owners as they are easy to man handle. Otherwise, if it is intended for our own livestock it will be made into large round bales which are easier to feed mechanically.