Thursday, 1 January 2015

Making Hay While The Sun Shines

For the first time ever in my farming career ... we are making hay on our own land ! Here is the recipe.

First you leave a paddock ungrazed for a couple of months. Here you might do perhaps a September to December lockup.

Then you find a good hay guy. Ours was Scott Auton from Auton Agricultural

They come and mow it ...

And then fluff it ...

And rake it ...

And bale it !

And then you find some willing helpers to load, cart and stack ...

What turned out to be 500 small square bales and 14 small rounds !


  1. Great job! Looks like you are really enjoying your 'sea change'! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2015!

  2. So rewarding for you Elnini - can understand how thrilled you must be. We on the other hand are buying big bales for $70- to keep our sheep fed. Much as I would love to DH wont move to Tassie!! Keep up the great work and blog. Love to hear your progress. Shal (Oz farmer forum)

  3. Thanks guys, I still feel chuffed every time I walk past the shed :-)