It’s not much of a scene without an explanation. This is one of our feed grounds, where we spread hay for the cattle this winter. The hay that was tromped into the snow is matted. The piles of manure litter the ground. However, if you look closely, a swath of ground has been drug.
Dragging a field loosens the packed hay, spreads the manure, and therefore, fertilizes the ground, and makes it much easier for grass to emerge. Bravo’s fluffy tail can be seen on the left side of the track.
The drag I use is heavy and I pull it with a pickup. The sticks and straw that becomes entangled sooner or later falls out. I actually thought I videoed myself in the process, but it turns out that my iPhone and I don’t communicate very well. I did film a ridiculous video of myself getting out of the pickup and unhooking from the drag instead!
The final section remains before me. If I move to the upper field, I’ll try to video the process again… and pay closer attention when I tap the record button!
It’s a very simple but satisfying process. Round and round the flat field in the method similar to practicing your cursive o’s… when you’re finished, there’s that “ah” moment of a freshly mown yard or raked garden. Beneficial and complete and ready for spring growth.Find me here!