Nom nom nom, tasty new hay! The equines are pretty happy to have switched over to this year’s fragrant green crop. And we’re pretty happy to have a barn loft full of the stuff, capably grown and correctly cut, dried and baled by a local gentleman farmer with a very green thumb. Enough to take us through to next July for sure.
The last few 2017 bales had turned yellow and dusty, as expected for year old hay. But no mold on the old hay this year for the first time in 20 years, a real accomplishment in our coastal rainforest climate. Why? It’s that new ridge vent the Acadian Customs boys installed last year with our barn’s nice new roof. Better ventilation (oh, and no more leaks!) has made all the difference!