So, here's a series of photos that show a couple different operations: The first series shows the alfalfa being cut and crushed (maybe?)
Then the alfalfa is left to dry on the field. After a couple nice sunny, breezy days, they came back again, this time with a couple different outfits: one to merge the rows and another to blow the alfalfa into trucks. This process is so fast, that if I don't hurry up, I can miss it!
Cutting the alfalfa
They cut it before it flowers,
when its protein levels are highest
So you can see the difference between the cut and the uncut
The alfalfa looks great this year!
After cutting. The cut alfalfa drying
After a couple days of drying
the merger shows up
Think of the music from 'Jaws.'
The operators don't even have time to be annoyed with the lady taking photos. They're so busy operating this equipment, lifting and lowering the arms, etc. (or whatever they're called)
I didn't get a photo of the alfalfa being blown into the trucks, because I was sure I already had it in my photo files. I don't think filing is my strong suit. I would have thought that the word 'alfalfa' would have been in the file name, but who knows...
After a good rain yesterday, the field is ready to grow another crop.
I love the look of the cut field. And honestly, I love the look of that field just about any time!
If they'd been thinking, they could have just bought each of the cows one of these!
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