Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
We have a lot of areas on our property where the pasture grows faster than our animals can eat it, and we want to cut it as hay, but modern equipment can't get to those areas because of trees, hills, creeks, etc. My husband has a scythe, which he uses, but our issue is storage. We've tried a few different methods of storing it for the winter but are not terribly happy with any of them. We've tried rolling them into bales and tying with baling twine, and we've stuffed them into an old water trough to make a "square" bale and tied them. Any other ideas?
Have you tried building a hay rick?
No. Thanks for the ideas, but storing hay outside is not a good idea for goats because they're more likely to get sick from any mold that grows. We've done something similar to his hay pyramid idea inside the barn using pallets and hog panels.