Hay Making 2010

A misnomer! Not one single blade of hay was made this year, its all been wrapped as hayledge.

For the last few years we have managed to make some hey but this year we made 100% hay-ledge. The ‘old boys’ said you need 5 days of really hot sunny weather to make good quality hay. Good Hay is more than just dried grass, mechanically drying by turning it will enable you to get dried grass, but nutrients will have been lost each time a blade of grass is bent. So without a single window of opportunity to make good hay we’ve opted to make the best quality hay-ledge we can and preserve the nutrients by wrapping it.

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