Hay Hay Hay!!
No…. I’m not talking about Katy Perry’s song “Hey, Hey, Hey” and I’m not talking about Fat Albert and the Junkyard Gang
Katy Perry - Hey, Hey, Hey
I’m talking about hay, the grass.
Since we moved the horses to this farm, we have had to work our own Hay deliveries for the horses, and we think we finally have the whole process nailed down to a science. For a few years, we paid to have it delivered by the place we purchased the hay from. We went through a dozen or more hay farmers through the years as well. Some just disappeared, others raised their prices so high, that we couldn’t afford them, and others let the quality of their product slip over time, including finding mold, dead critters, and even underwear and once a large knife in the middle of the bales. Two years ago we stumbled upon our current hay farmer and not only do the horses love the hay, but it is also very convenient for us. We started off shuttling one bale at a time in the bed of my pickup. I would pick up several each weekend until we had the 20-30 bales we needed for winter. Last year we discovered that a good friend of mine has a huge logging setup and he used a larger logging trailer and his diesel GMC truck to haul 14 bales at once. We ended up getting 40 6×6 round bales for that winter.
Here are photos of the 2020 hay run. Thanks to my good friend and co-worker Jimmy for helping us by hauling the bales from our hay source, his truck and trailer really made short work. He cut my 43 trips down to three. No, I didn’t ride on the top of the trailer the whole trip, just down the driveway to make sure we didn’t catch any trees.