By the end of winter, the hay barn floor is loaded with fallen hay scraps. After the dogs and cats have been sleeping on it, and foot traffic has been walking on it, I prefer not to give it to my animals. Instead, I make this scrap hay work for me by hauling it out to pasture. Hay is loaded with seed and a great way to reseed areas. As it breaks down the seeds fall to the soil’s surface while the green foliage remains as a mulch. There’s no such thing as hay waste!
Angela is the farmer and content creator behind Axe & Root Homestead® LLC. This historic six-acre permaculture farm is home to two Clydesdale horses, ten honeybee hives, five sheep, two guardian dogs, barn cats and a flock of 40 geese and ducks. The farm produces maple syrup, fruit from a small orchard and loads of garden produce for consumption, preservation and donation to the local food pantry.
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