We are having bigger problems than my dry garden this spring.
Our pastures are so dry that we are already feeding hay to the cows! Poor girls, there’s just not much to eat out there!
That doesn’t stop them from trying, though. They are eaters!
(They have plenty of hay in another part of the pasture. They just prefer the green stuff… when there is some!)
The trouble is, our hay fields are almost as dry as the pasture. We did get a good first cutting off our clover fields in May (about 15 bales). We didn’t think we were going to get anything on a second cutting this spring, but then the clover decided to flower, which means it’s time to be cut.
All that work, and we only got 2 bales of hay from 10 acres of clover fields. Two. Bales.
We got 19 bales from these same fields from our first cutting, and usually get 10 bales on the second cutting.
It almost wasn’t worth the effort… But it looks like we are going to need every last bit of hay we can get this winter!