Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Best Stuff on Earth
I love hay. I mean love it. When you have livestock, you need hay. I guess some people have the luxury of being able to graze year round, but I think they're the exception and not the rule for most parts of our area. I rely on hay through the winter and sometimes in the summer if we have a drought. I also feed hay when I have animals in pens without pasture access. Hay is crucial. Every time I get a new bale or load of hay, I feel a huge sense of relief! I'm sure other livestock owners will agree with me on that one.
We just got a new bale of hay yesterday....a beautiful first cutting, just baled in the past few weeks. It smells heavenly. I swear, there is nothing at all that smells better to me than freshly cut hay, and freshly baled hay is a close second.
Some people feel secure with a loaded bank account. Others (like my sister) feel secure with a stocked pantry. I feel secure with a new load of hay!