Thursday 9 August 2012

A grass shortage?

It has been another real scorcher here today, so much so that there has been paddling in almost every water trough and the boys don't usually do such things!

Chiquita obviously thinks there is a grass shortage in their current field as yet again she has spent hours with her head though the fence.  You can see how much she does it by the neck length stripe down three sides of their field.
I'm hoping that there will be no shortage of grass in our hay field which has been flicky flicked this evening following a day of full on blazing sum to dry it off.  By the way Rosemary it's not our equipment, our neighbours is doing it for us thankfully
Last year we got 15 and a half big round bales from the 3 acres, Paul and I have had bets on how many bales we will get from it this year.  All guesses greatly received!
Paul & I have been hanging two more gates this evening so hopefully next time the fencing gang come they'll notice the difference - well they'd better!!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

How many acres have you cut !...hope the weather stays fine....I will have a guess when I find out the field size !....fingers crossed....for good weather and good Hay !....Jayne

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Hi Jayne,

1.3 Hectares or 3.2 acres


Rosemary said...

Why do they do that - eating through the fence?!
My Zara does it whatever amount of grass there is in her paddock!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Im guessing 24 or 25 bales.... 4ft round ones that is. You usually get between 8 to 10 per acre...if that helps !.....depending how thick the crop is !.....lets hope its a good one.....Jayne