Silaging was done at the weekend and the clamp is full but the hay fields need another ten days to two weeks according to our farmer. I walked them this morning and the grass looks twice the height it was last year.
I know,I was wondering about leaving mine out in the field overnight, but then I looked at how green the grass is and decided to continue to bring them in at night for a while yet, even though it is a pain and a job I could do without.
Our grass only really started getting going last week, so I'm hoping that now that the weather has finally warmed up, it will be looking a lot better in a couple of weeks. At the moment, it's pretty patchy.
Ours are very slow this year...our hay man checked it at the weekend and definitely nowhere near ready, he tells me it is a similar story elsewhere this year. Not worrying too much, I don't care how late its cut so long as it is cut at some point.
Our hay fields were grazed until mid April and then fertilised when the horses came off and the grass is now lush, thick and knee-high. However, it won't get cut until mid/late July as that is when the YO likes to do it.
If the weather holds, it should be a better crop than last year.