A New Haybale


While we’ve had rain enough to make the spring pasture grow, the cold has kept it short. So hay must be fed.

Before Harland takes a bale to the hay ring, he fills the mineral feeder.


Then I join him on the tractor down into the pasture with a couple hay-bales. The cows and calves gather round.




Before dropping a bale into the ring the plastic webbing that held it together is removed.


The the bale is dropped in,


and the cows dig into the feast.



We watch for a while,


and a white-faced calf comes in close to the tractor to watch us.