Minnesota Musing: Bales of Hay from my Grassy Field - Food for my Neighbor's Horses
Mowing the lawn is not one of my favorite activities, although I do enjoy it once in a while. The problem is the we have ten acres of land and about six acres needs to be mowed on a weekly basis.
If you wait too long, it's hard to mow.
Our neighbor has horses and he drives his equipment over every few weeks and chops, rakes, dries and bales our field of grass. This reduces my weekly twelve hours of mowing to five hours. Thanks!
Lots of Bales This Week
He had two racks full of bales when he finished. I do not know how many times he transported full racks down the road to his home.
I just know that there was a lot of tall grass, and now that he's done, there is a storm brewing and I think it may rain.
Timing is everything!
Normally, we use a zero turn lawn mower with 60 inch deck and if we only mow the grass that we consider to be lawn, it takes 5 - 7 hours to finish.
If we mowed everything, including the field that the hay is from, the time would increase to twelve hours of mowing.
Thank goodness for our horse person!