Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Feeding Round Bales the Hard Way






Yeah, it's pretty dusty




8 comments:

Cathy said...

OK. Now I'm really curious.
How hard is to push those bales around? They look heavy.

WeldrBrat said...

Oh, my gosh. That HAD to be more than only 1 pot of coffee... each.

threecollie said...

Cathy, they are very heavy, around 450 pounds or so. Feeding is a big job, which none of us likes much, but we have to do it.

Weldrbrat, lol, farm girls.....you gotta love 'em.

Sandcastle Momma said...

I'm thinking the easy way wins hands down lol Neither looks easy though.

Terry and Linda said...

That is at least a 500 pound bale..you girls are STRONG!

Linda
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threecollie said...

SCMomma, you bet. If we can put them outdoors to eat their own, we do. The dust bothers the girls too so that is another incentive to feed outdoors.

Linda, lol, they are. I just fork feed for the most part, although I do roll the bales around by the door so it can be opened and close while we are putting them in.

Shirley said...

The worst part about livestock is having to handle hay. I used to buy round bales for the horses, and roll them out of the enclosure so I could put the bale feeder over them- these were 1100 pound bales. Fortunately I didn't have to roll then far! Now I used big square bales and fork feed.

threecollie said...

Shirley, you are so right. we fed small squares last night and it really wasn't much easier.