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First Videos of First Successful Haying for the Year

Despite Saturday's rain, we were able to dry the 11ish acres of hay we had down. It turned out to be thicker than we expected and cleaner than we hoped for after the rain. Overall, it was a successful haying: clean hay, no machines broke down, and no one got hurt. With the help of our staunch crew, we were able to stack 900 bales in the barn in an evening. This hay will feed the horses this summer, and the sheep (and BEN!) over the winter. We're sending some samples out for nutritional testing next week to see how it compares to last year's hay. (During the chaos of haying, we weren't able to pull out the bales of...

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