Every year that I can remember, we would live our summers by the whim of the sun. From being just old enough to topple over a bale to being a full grown man living 40 minutes away from the farm and having my own business. You make hay when the sun shines.
My family farm (Windy Lane Farm) produces high quality hay for horse and cows alike. Making and moving and piling hay is one of the most hot, sweaty and itchy experiences I put myself through. With the onset of climate change, the struggle to run the full 2-day process of making good hay is quite the challenge and the stress runs high.
This process has become a family bonding experience and is one of the few times our whole family gets together outside of holidays.