In 2000, we planted faun fescue in our pasture. Now it's ready for the first harvest.

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Our pasture grass, primarily faun fescue, is 3 to 4 feet tall.
The first step is to cut the grass and leave it to dry for 3 days.
After the initial drying, Tuck rakes the grass into windrows.
The windrows are turned over once a day for 3 days for additional drying.
Clyde drives the baler over the windrows to make the bales.
Our yield is 100 bales of weed-free grass, over 4 tons.
The bales are ready to be picked up and stored.
We use the front loader to load the bales into the truck for transport to the barn.
After all this work, it's time for a rest.


Updated: 030630
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