NF-SOOC-2017 Day 17 Stacking Straw by farmreporter

NF-SOOC-2017 Day 17 Stacking Straw

It is a race against time to get the straw safely under cover for the winter.
Unfortunately, we do not yet have a hay barn so we stack straw on tires to keep it off of the wet ground, stack the bales three high, and then cover the whole stack with a tarp.
It would be so much easier with a hay barn - but - oh well!
Great seasonal shot Wendy, and insight into your life too
September 18th, 2017  
Very seasonal. I imagine a lot of farming is battling against time & the elements!
September 18th, 2017  
I always wondered what happened to it. It gets wrapped in polythene locally and then vanishes ...
September 18th, 2017  
Hay that is not quite dry can get wrapped individually or in a long row like that (we do).
It actually ferments and becomes better feed with higher protein while having the added bonus of being protected with the bale wrap.
As a matter of fact, you can see a row of hay just behind the tractor in this picture.
Straw cannot be wrapped like that - it needs to be baled dry and stay dry so we put a big tarp over the whole stack.
September 18th, 2017  
Love this shot. Definitely tells a story!
September 18th, 2017  
Looks great straw Wendy & a simple but effective way of storing it. Good dry feed is so important to a farmer!
September 18th, 2017  
A cool, and busy, working shot. Nicely done :)
September 18th, 2017  
Great seasonal shot!Most people like living in a city have no idea about a farmer's work each time of the year
September 18th, 2017  
like me*
September 18th, 2017  
A cool working capture
September 19th, 2017  
A big job to get it safely under cover. Great farming image.
September 22nd, 2017  
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