Basics of Making Hay

Making hay can be a pleasure, from the smell of that first fresh cutting on a warm summer night, to the feeling of accomplishment from that first successful harvest. Learn when cutting hay is ideal, which hay equipment to use for harvesting, the best techniques for baling hay, and how to plan out your crop for next year.

Knowing how to correctly cut hay so you don’t ruin your crop is key for a successful hay harvest.
Illustration Courtesy Bethany Caskey