Small-Scale Haymaking (Country Workshop) Paperback – Illustrated, November 15, 2006
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From the Back Cover
The art of making hay is as old as farming itself, and even today, no matter how sophisticated the machinery, it evokes the connection of a person to the land. For anyone undertaking the task of making hay for the first time or if you have a few haying seasons under your belt, Small-Scale Haymaking takes you through every step of the process. From plowing and planting the field to cutting, baling, and storing the hay, author Spencer Yost explains what to do, citing examples and describing situations from his own experience as a hay farmer.
Information about buying and maintaining all types of haying equipment is covered in this book, as well as developing a farm plan for the future. Practical advice and step-by-step instructions will help first-time and veteran hay farmers through the entire haying process to where they can sit back and admire, with pride, a bare hay field and a full hay mow.
About the Author
Spencer Yost raises hay on a small-scale farm in northwester North Carolina, where he lives with his wife. He has two grown children, and when he isn’t in the field, he is a contracting software engineer and operates the antique tractor websites www.antique-tractor.com and www.atis.net.
- Publisher : Voyageur Press; 1st edition (November 15, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0760320969
- ISBN-13 : 978-0760320969
- Item Weight : 14.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.25 x 11 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,489,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Were this book could have been better: It should have talked more about the relative strenghts and weaknesses of the various types of forage and their use in different parts of the country. I would pair this book with Gene Logsdon's "All Flesh is Grass" for more on this. I also wish Mr. Yost had done some research into the alternatives to square bales, such as round bales and haylage.
All in all, a good book for anyone interesting in learning about haymaking. It filled in some gaps for me and leaves me more confident when I purchase that piece of land and a tractor.