Dakota Gardener: Make hay while the sun shines

 

July 3, 2023

The leaves of this American hazelnut tree are busily making sugar during the growing season. (NDSU photo)

This phrase baffled me when I was young.

What did it really mean? My friend Kevin, who grew up on a farm and taught me about baling hay, told me that it has two meanings.

The first, literally, was to cut and bale hay when it would be sunny for a few days in a row. He didn't want the fresh-mown hay to get rained on, for fear it would get moldy. Also, sunlight was critical to drying out the grass...



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