Hi friends. Once again I am coming to you after having quite the week. It is funny how 2020 is messing with everyone in suck extreme ways. Plans we try to make rarely come through these days as there are constantly new things popping in that need attention immediately. This week I had intended to start telling the story of how I came to be at Woodfield, but sadly that will have to wait for another week.
After weeks of struggling to get all of our hay equipment serviced and running, hay making is finally upon us! In what is likely the very last hay making window of the season, we are finally in the process of getting it done! Thanks to an incredible offer of help from a young farmer that lives close by, the hay is all cut and currently drying in the fields. His equipment cut in 5 hours what would have taken us 5 days! This was an immense help and will hopefully ensure that we get in enough for the winter. There is no greater priority than ensuring the herd has enough food to sustain them through the cold Muskoka winters. For this reason, time is tighter than ever, so this will be a shorter blog post than normal this week as we are all focused on the itchy, rewarding job ahead tomorrow when we bale everything and load up the hayloft. Although I am looking forward to the feeling of security a full barn of hay brings, I am also saddened. Having my hayloft full of hay means that the wonderful goat yoga that has been happening in that space has come to an end for the season. I was hoping for a bit more time, but I take my luck as it comes! We don't need extra winter struggles.
Until next week my friends,
With love ~ Angee