This morning we are going to make a start with a friend coming to mow in the next hour, as there seems to be a window with a few days of good weather coming up. The odd light shower won't make much difference, but the sunshine in between should dry the cut and turn it into hay for us to bale. This field is to be turned into small bales so that I can use them without needing any help. They are so much more maneuverable that big bales, I can load them in and out of the pick-up and the trailer, and take them wherever the sheep are located.
It's great for us this year, as during previous years we have had to buy a hay crop to feed our livestock over the winter, and it's never cheep, so being able to harvest our own will save money, we'll possibly be able to have some surplus to sell as well, and its really satisfying to be self sufficient.