After practically running out of hay and silage over the winter things are finally starting to look up around here on the farm. It really got cold early last year and we had to start feeding more of both to the cows to keep them healthy. The colder the weather the more they needed to eat and boy did they eat a lot.
Last week we finished chopping all of our spring crop. We had wheat and rye mixed in a few fields and ryegrass and marshall ryegrass in a few others. We try to raise a few different types so that in spite of weather stresses on one type the other might grow well.
We've also got our first field of hay mowed and hauled in. What a great feeling to know that we have hay and silage ready for our cows to eat to make tasty fresh milk.