Sunday, May 28, 2017
Hay and Peas
We've had a rainy May. It's raining again right now. It's good for our garden peas but I can't help thinking of the farmers trying to get their hay into the barn. One of the most frustrating parts of dairy farming was encountering a long stretch of rainy weather, particularly back before we had good weather forecasting. Cut hay, get it rained on, rake it,get it rained on, turn it over, more rain and then you had nothing worth putting in the barn except it needed to get off the field so it wouldn't kill the grass.