The 2010 hay harvest is in full swing around here, so we thought we would give you a little glimpse of what’s been going on at Rocker 7 Farms to get our first few cuttings for the season under our belt.
We have all our fields in a rotation, which means once we start cutting, we don’t stop for about a week (as long as the weather cooperates).
First, we take the swather out to the field to cut some fresh, green alfalfa.
A couple days later, we bring out the rakes to “fluff” the hay and rake it all into “wind rows” to prepare for baling.
The very next morning, we bale it all up.
And lastly, we use the roadsider to pick up all the bales and put into stacks. We usually move the stacks into the barn with the retriever truck, to be stored until they’re loaded onto a truck. We typically have eight or nine cuttings on each field throughout the season. It’s enough to keep us busy, that’s for sure!
Stay tuned through the summer for more Rocker 7 updates…