Re: Keeping aside grass for hay
. I'm not sure how long the grass is gonna grow, so not sure how many bales the approx 5 acres will give us, but I will give it a go.
Well to give you a very vague idea, we got 10 big bales off roughly 2 acres last month - last year we got 9 in the first cut, and 3 in the 2nd cut off a similar amount of land, but it does depend on the weather and how well it grows, and when you can get it cut - this year we ought to have got more, but because of all the rain it was very late when it was cut, and had gone past its' best.
Your land looks gorgeous !! I don't know what sort of grass it is or how long it grows - most of ours grows to about knee height, but some is shorter, and we have one quite large patch that is pretty much waist height. We had the field ploughed up and seeded with horse pasture mix grass when we moved to our field - it had been agricultural land before, so it's a good mix of lots of less rich stuff than cows would have, plus the odd herb.