Haying with Horses – Wordless Wednesday

FFR Haying with Horses

I am barely getting much blogging done lately. It’s been busy here on the farm, plus we are homeschooling through the summer and I’ve just been enjoying life too much to sit very long in front of the computer!


Haying with Horses

Yesterday we went to a fellow farmer’s to learn how he farms with draft horses. It was very interesting. He owns two Percheron horses, along with two Morgans which is is also training to work like his Percherons.

We actually got to see Farmer L hay. He had already cut the field so we got to see him use his hay loader (which he purchased for just $90, if I remember correctly) and a hay wagon he built himself.

The reason Farmer L farms with horses is because of his dislike for the use of petroleum. He is self-taught and very good at what he does. He teaches driving lessons (learning to drive a team of horses) to another farmer friend of ours and she is enjoying the lessons a lot.

As crazy as it sounds, I’d love to farm with horses. It would give me an excuse to own horses because it would give them a purpose on the farm. Not sure I could convince hubby though as he is very much a tractor man.

What do you think of farming with horses in this day and age?

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15 comments

  1. Colleen says:

    I think either way is good but I like the idea of horses.

  2. Donna says:

    I think horses are such majestic animals!

  3. That is so cool. As I city-girl, I just assume everything just naturally comes all bundled neatly together :P

  4. I think it’s great to get back to the basics.

  5. Gosh! I love horses and I learn so much on this blog since I’m a city girl all my life.

  6. Wow, that looks interesting, I never saw someone hay before.

  7. Kelsey Apley says:

    How neat, that would have been cool to see! We love horses, they are just so pretty!

  8. Crystal says:

    I’ve never seen anything like that. I would love to see all that goes into making a farm run.

  9. Kathy says:

    I love horses. I used to ride them when I was a kid. I miss that!

  10. Raijean says:

    I hadn’t thought much about it, but I would love to see it in person.

  11. Marcie W. says:

    To be honest, I don’t know how to farm with or without horses, but I would love to see a demonstration. I am sure farming in general involves a lot of hard work!

  12. I love horses and wish I could own a farm or some land so I could have some!

  13. Kathleen says:

    How neat! I love that he does it the old fashioned way!

  14. Tammy says:

    I think it’s great if one can make it work. I know my brother in law probably couldn’t rely on horses as their farm is so large. But for a smaller farm, why not?!

  15. HilLesha says:

    I know how you feel! I’ve been enjoying my summer with my family, thus I have been spending less time on the computer. But anyways, I love horses, too! Never owned any, but like you, I’d probably want to farm with horses just to have an excuse to own horses. :)

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