Most years we get our flat riverside paddocks cut and baled into hay. It makes us feel good. The hay goes to farmers who need it, we get nice tidy cut paddocks and some tractor work done for us in return. We love the sweet smell of the hay, our boys love fooling around on the bales and the dog loves running on the once-a-year short grass. Everyone loves hay time!
The first summer we were on the farm we were so excited to have the hay cut. We had the whole of our flat paddocks cut - and ended up with nearly 1000 bales! It took us ages to sell the bales, but it was a great way to meet the locals. One local that we met that first hay season still pops in to buy veges and have a yarn about goats and life.