Although I love the May flowers brought to us by the April showers, dairy farmers in Northwest Arkansas are more excited to see the lush grass in fields and pastures!
We've been holding off getting started with our hay cutting due to the rainy days and cool temperatures.
Making the decision to cut hay isn't always "cut and dried" when you are uncertain of the rain prediction but it's a simple fact, if you're a farmer,you are also a gambler!
This hay field is a combination of rye and wheat which will be baled and wrapped and will be enjoyed by our dairy cows.
In fact, I think they've been hoping we would leave the gate open
for them to graze in this field before we started cutting today!