Making hay is one of the fun things about the farm … unless you get hay fever, like I do!
For the last few weeks I’ve been sneezing my head off and will continue to do so until harvest has finished.
Rye grass, grain dust, normal dust and ‘fines’ (minuscule particles of hay) send me into a world of itchy throats, weeping eyes and sneezes!
But I still love watching the hay being made and if I keep up with my medication, I can actually rake the hay for the boss.
The baler trundles along eating the rows of freshly-raked hay. Inside, the machine wraps it into a tight bale before covering it with netwrap and flicking it out the back.
When it looks like this, the cows do their utmost to break into the paddocks or storage facility!