A New Haybale

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While we’ve had rain enough to make the spring pasture grow, the cold has kept it short. So hay must be fed.

Before Harland takes a bale to the hay ring, he fills the mineral feeder.

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Then I join him on the tractor down into the pasture with a couple hay-bales. The cows and calves gather round.

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Before dropping a bale into the ring the plastic webbing that held it together is removed.

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The the bale is dropped in,

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and the cows dig into the feast.

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We watch for a while,

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and a white-faced calf comes in close to the tractor to watch us.

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