Lovin' The Homestead
- Nov 18, 2009
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- Great Smoky Mtns, Tennessee
OK, that's dedication to an ideal! Although, I would love to find one of those big old hay hook grabbers to hang from my loft- just for decoration, of coursefreemotion said:Maybe a dozen tarp-fuls or so. I need to know that I can feed my critters if I must. Gives me comfort. It was a very bad year, being so wet, but I put up enough hay to probably keep two goats going, along with all the pumpkins I got this year. That is enough to give me peace of mind.
I had to really struggle with the last loads, to get them on top of the pile, which I tromped down each time.
My grandfather put his hay up loose, enough for four cows and a couple of work horses. But they used a wagon and a kind of winch to get it into the loft, after pitching it onto the wagon by hand. Not just one scrawny woman working alone with no equipment but a scythe, a hay rake, a hay fork, and a tarp!
if it were truly up to me we'd be down to about 10. the problem is that this is a family farm, so, even thought it's my father and i who actually farm here, we have to accommodate the interests of 18 other people as well. that means that all my cousins had to have their own horses and my aunt and uncle HAD to have this equestrian school.Wolf-Kim said:Just my two horses is enough, I couldn't imagine having 50 or so.
LOL, aint it the truth!! Hubs and I are talking about renting more from the farmer next door--then I can get my dexter!FarmerChick said:problem with pasture management is most people don't have enough land..LOL