The views are breathtaking. The beauty of a corn field is so Americana. This corn field is destined as silage. Silage is fed at most dairy's here. Basically it is corn. However, they don't just pick the ears to make feed out of. A machine comes down the rows and cuts the stalk off about 6 inches from the ground and grinds the stalk and ears. Nothing wasted. The silage ferments and provides a great source of feed for dairy cattle. Not for goats. The fermentation can be dangerous and may contain a bacteria called Listeria. Listeria can be deadly to goats. Therefore, we use sweet feed specifically designed for goats. Safer.
Hay all mown. Tedded by Ted of course. Nice and dry. Ready to be raked and baled.
Ted on the blue tractor raking, Fred on the baler.
New Holland . Great dependable baler. This is Freds' baler. Good news we are now the proud owners of a very rusty New Holland 66 baler. Old. Very old. It works and that is the best thing about it.