For the most part, harvest time is fall. But here on the farm, we begin to harvest the grass crops by the beginning of May...so that's what been happening here the last few days.The grass is swathed down...and then needs to dry for about a day (and that means we need to find a wee stretch without rain, which has been a problem this year).
and hauled into a storage bunker, where it packed is tightly and allowed to 'pickle' before being fed to the cattle.
There's another bumper crop just down the road awaiting spring harvest...
...Ryder and I stopped by there this morning to check out the rhubarb field.
Rhubarb is one of those things that you either love or hate!
It's a very uncommon vegetable...often mistaken for a fruit, since it's a favorite for pies.
And did you know about the medicinal qualities of rhubarb? Eat rhubarb and you can skip the prune juice!
I harvested my few stalks yesterday (the plants are just young, and I'm afraid to cut too much)...and added a little rhubarb from a friend's garden to make a favorite old recipe.
So while the trucks and tractors roared outside our window last night...our care group met at our house as scheduled.