This weekend we broke ground on our new hay shed. Our hay and straw operation has grown tremendously in the last 5 years and we have far exceeded our storage capacity. As you may know it is omportant to keep the hay and straw dry and out of teh weather to prevent mold. Last year we had to put up several piles outside and tarp them. We were able to keep most of the hay in good shape but the tarps are expensive and require a lot of labor to manage properly. Thia is one of the piles we constructed last summer. When it was finished the peak stood over 25 feet in the air.
The new building is going to be an impressive 92' x 120' with a 20' ceiling so that we can dump loads with our self propelled stack wagon. They pick the bales up in the field then you can dump it in the barn in a perfectly stacked stack with out ever having to touch the bale.