|Helping move the round bale ring.|
Since switching primarily to round bales, we’ve also invested in a couple of round bale rings. Basically, they keep the livestock from trampling all over the hay and rendering it inedible. You’d think it being their food source would be obvious but apparently, a big bale of hay also strikingly resembles a giant bed to most animals, so they crawl all over it to eat the sweetest hay in the middle and smash the rest of it into the mud so they can enjoy an afternoon nap on a fluffy pile of dry grass.
|Kate’s job: smash down the hay.|
The last time we had to move hay for the horses, the poor bale kind of tore apart and while we had to scrape it back into a pile and stuff it in the hay ring, we were able to salvage most of it. Then, Kate had a job to perform, which she accepted happily: smash down the hay so it didn’t blow away in the wind.