Old Fashioned Pony Hay picture diary
Standing crop of traditional meadow ï¿½ Low Winterley
Mowing and conditioning
The conditioner removes the wax from the leaf to aid speedy drying.
Tedding or turning
Tedding or turning aides the drying process and aims to achieve a uniform product, depending on conditions this may need to be carried out several times.
Wind Rowing in preparation for the traditional baler ï¿½ This is Joeï¿½s job! Known as wind rowing as it lifts the hay from the ground and allows wind to blow through.
Baling with John Deere 459
Making Traditional Hay bales - Hay needs to be at least 85% dry matter in order to store correctly.
The bales are collected in a flat 8 sledge.
Flat eight bale grab
Lifting the bales with flat 8 grab
Loading the hay trailer for transport back to the barn.
Best part of the day!
Off loading and stacking in the barn
Winning entry at Craven Cattle Marts charity Christmas fodder competition.
This bale made ï¿½50 for Manorlands Hospice
Itï¿½s a team effort
Adam, Brian and Martin ï¿½ thankï¿½s lads!!!