Picking Up Outer Rows With Center Cut.
This year it looked like we were going to have over a week of good clear sunny weather. I cut 6 rounds on the first day. The second day I cut 5 rounds in the other pasture and did the first raking of the hay I had cut the day before. The third day I raked what I had cut the day before and in the first pasture I raked the windrows together and baled it, and put it in the barn. The fourth day I cut the middle of the SE pasture, final raked, baled and put in the barn the outside of the SE pasture and did the first raking on the middle of the east pasture. On the fifth day I raked, baled and put in the barn the middle of both pastures. We had real good drying weather and this was the fastest I have ever got the hay in. It was a lite stand so I hope that we get some rain to get the grass growing for a second cutting, but that looks unlikely.