Friday, 3 September 2010

Wey...Hay !!

Last night there was a monster in the field !!......
It's behind you !!............

This is the view....I woke up to this morning......made me smile !!....phew !


Ok...so I'm not going to milk it too much...but I woke up this morning...feeling happy..and I looked out of the window...and saw...bales of hay.....

Wey....Hay.....78 round bale to be precise....I was actually...very pleasantly surprised at the quantity...I was worried that I would not have enough..as the grass seemed to take ages this year..to get a spurt on...and I had only taped off the hill from the big animals....from the 1st week in June..which was much later than I wanted to..but because of the slow growing..there was not enough....to restrict them on the bottom...field....any earlier !

I was chuffed to bits when I asked the contractor...how many bales ? I was....thinking..well if I got 50...I could always buy some in...then I thought if I could get..in the 60's...I would just try and make do....but when the result was 78....I thought.....YIPPEE....I might even have some spare !!..winter depending ....

Last night when the contractor was baling up the 6acre field all the alpacas....huddled up together...as there was a giant in the field....they were grouped together.....safety in numbers !

I have checked the hay tonight when I went for a walk..with the dogs and it looks good. There will be a couple of bales no doubt that will not be that good as there was areas of wet ground in the field, but with the quantity I have, I can afford to write one or two off !!

I have had a day off today...as promised....a little retail therapy......well, I think I deserve it !!

5 comments:

Rosemary said...

Well deserved, Jayne!
Roll on winter (but not quite yet!)

Terry said...

That's great news! You worked hard for that hay!

Lucy @ Coire Alpacas said...

78! That's brilliant. Your pacas will love to chomp through all those come winter. And the cattle and horses too!

Rob @ Wellground said...

Well done Jayne. Great work.

Rob

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Well done Jayne...you did take no pain...no gain...to the extreme there!