Ever wanted to ride on a tractor and feed hay to cows?
Well, take a ride with me as I feed hay!
Driving a tractor is a little different than a car or truck because you have so much length in front of you. The bale spear can easily knock things down.
Headed to the hay barn. As the winter progresses and more hay is fed, we will keep the tractor in this barn.
We have to keep panels in front of the hay to prevent the cows from eating the bales in the barn. So feeding alone means a lot of on and off the tractor!
This is where we feed the hay bales. To the left of the picture is the back of our hay barn. It was a warmer day so the cows weren’t as excited for a bale of hay as they were for the grass still left in the field.
Bale rings hold the hay together so very little is wasted.
See those green strings? They hold the bales together and were wrapped by the baler last summer. We cut those off with a knife so the cows don’t eat them.
Everyone who showed up to eat is content and healthy!