Wood and hay harvest
Our wood supply was delivered and cut, split, and ranked as 18-20″ pieces which fit the doors of our large woodstove. Because the kitchen cookstove has a smaller door, four cords of split wood need to be cut in half. It has been wet this year and making hay has been tough. We usually harvest our first cut in late May or early June allowing for a second cut for the horses in August. This year we didn’t make the first cut until the July 4th. The Orchard Grass was a bit mature by then but it made nearly 40 round bales which will be enough for our needs during even the toughest of winters. Because this first cut was so late there was no second and we had to purchase 150 square bales for the horses.