We had our fourth cutting of alfalfa mowed and chopped last week. Hopefully, we’ll get a fifth by the end of September.
He scoops up one row . . .
And throws it on another . . .
Our alfalfa goes to a dairy a mile from us. Here’s the big pile of chopped alfalfa.
The semi you saw in the field now comes to unload at the pile.
The driver opens the swing door on the trailer to prepare to unload.
He then starts to raise the trailer.
Almost to the top.
The alfalfa slides out as he slowly drives forward.
This is the packing tractor. He will push the pile of alfalfa with his blade on the front and the tires and weight of the tractor will compress it to drive the air out and pack it tight so it will ferment over time and store properly.
When they are done adding alfalfa to this pile they will tarp it to protect it from the weather and help it to ferment.