Making hay when the sun doesn’t shine

Making hay when the sun doesn’t shine

Jenny Schlecht


ou’re supposed to “make hay while the sun shines.” But what happens when it doesn’t shine? For Justin Weatherford, of Florence, S.D., the wet summer and early fall has meant putting up about two-thirds of the amount of hay he needs for his approximately 150 ewes and 1,200 feeder lambs. It also means, thanks to runoff filling low spots, that he’s only going to be able to move about a third of his hay home until a hard freeze firms up the ground.

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