Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hay Storage

Well we got our first load of hay yesterday and I got it put in the new hay storage area that Don and I and our two son's have been working on for about a year now. It is really going to be nice to get the hay out of the area that it is in right now because we have other plans for it. We would like to put some kind of tarp on each end to help keep the deer from having dinner at our expense and also help to keep the rain from getting the ends wet.

This was the first time that I moved the hay on pallets with the tractor. Usually Don does it but with his knee he can't right now. Going to have that fixed soon. Yeah.
To the right of the picture you can see some orange color, that is Chicken of the Woods mushrooms. They really like it there, they are also edible. This is a natural habitat for them. They are growing on an old stump which is hard to see in this picture.

I also got four bales of hay in the garden shed like I had planned and it is going to be really nice to be in a covered area while filling the horses hay bags this winter when it is raining. It is amazing what little things can make one happy.


  1. Having nice dry places to store hay is the best feeling ever! It's nice that you have a sheltered staging area for filling the hay bags - there's nothing worse than trying to keep it dry while stuffing it madly in the bags - all the while the horses are letting you know they are starving!!

    1. Yeah I have been waiting for this for a while. Love it. Yes your are right, the horses stand there starring at me with the look of, OK how long are you going to take??? LOL