Today we had another busy day on the farm. We started out taking a long japa walk to see how the North field was doing. Most of the soya beans have been harvested except for 2 acres due to the fact that the ground was just to wet and the tractor was getting bogged down. There are 2 water springs in that area so we came up with a plan to build a pond to help consolidate the water and incorporate a tile drain to deal with the overflow. We will talk to the bull dozer driver/pond builder to see what is or isn't possible. If we can dry out the area, we could have an extra 10 acres of arable land and a pond for wildlife. Pretty much a win win idea.
We then spent a few hours building a fence around the round hay bales because the cows need to graze that field during the winter months but we don't want them destroying the bales. Cows have a way of eating half a bale...stomping the rest into the ground....pooping on it and then they lie down on top of the mush ...look at you with their soulful eyes and moo because they want more. Hence...the electric fence around the bales. Here is a video with a few tips on good farm gloves...and why we give round bales of hay a great big thumbs down.