Friday, June 4, 2010

Uses for old straw and hay

When I cleaned out the barns, I mentioned that we use the old bedding (straw and rejected hay) in our pastures. I sprinkle it out so that the grass has a better chance to grow.

Here is what it looks like after a few weeks, see the grass poking out:

This is what it looks like when I don't put the straw/hay on it:

The alpacas do sometimes graze out there, which is fine. They don't eat the straw anyway. The old hay is just stuff that was in their feeder in the barn, they rejected it for other better hay. I can't imagine it's the most tasty, but it won't hurt them. I'm sure mostly they are grazing for the fresh grass that is now coming up.

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