Here in South Dakota we try not to let anything go to waste.
The art of baling road ditches is one thing I had never quite seen until I moved here. I am not saying that farmers in Indiana don’t do it, but I had never seen it myself. I think it is a great idea and such a good resource to use to feed our cows in the winter time.
I always say the only reason the ditches are so huge in South Dakota is to simply fill them up with snow come winter time and then come summer time we allow them to grow beautifully until the grasses have reached maturity and then cut the grass, rake the grass, bale the grass, and finally move the newly formed bales.
These pictures below are how Jason and I spent our afternoon of Sunday chores this week. It was some fun bonding time and proved to take some maneuvering because of wet ditches and Sunday traffic.
|He picks up one bale.|
|Sits it next to the second bale.|
|Picks up both the bales.|
|Loads them on to the flat bed trailer I am pulling.|
|All while working around this.|
|All in all, a productive day.|