At this time of year we slash a LOT of grass as we only have four horses and they can't keep up with the grazing. Mostly veldt grass which we have taken to using as mulch and litter in the duck and chook coops. To make life a little easier my partner had the idea to rescue an old hay rake from his parents. Originally designed to be pulled by horses, it had been modified to be pulled behind a tractor. After 40 years lying out in the weather the hay rake worked like a charm. View attachment 1790 Then he bartered some stuff for a little old manual wool press from his brother. After slashing and raking it was time to try out the first attempt at baling. It went well although we think we need to do three presses and use a whole tandem trailer full of hay (we used about 3/4). View attachment 1791 View attachment 1792 End result: one 'fluffy', a tad soft, bale of hay/mulch!