Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
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Beavers on the Farm
Saturday, July 31, 2021: Beavers on the Farm
Maple Syrup Season
Saturday, March 27th, 2021: Part 1- Tapping Maple Trees –
Saturday, April 10th, 2021 : Part 2: Collecting the Sap –
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021: Part 3: Maple Syrup – The Finale
Friday, March 5, 2021: Ranger and the Coyotes (Sounds) – Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020: Chick Cam – Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 : Chick Cam Update # 1 – Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
Friday, June 16th, 2020: Chick Cam Update # 2 - Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020: New Baby Calf– Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 : The Missing Calf – Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 : Calf Update #1 - Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 : Calf Update #2 - Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 : Lost Kitty – Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
Friday, June 26th, 2020: Pig Cam - Happenings on a Cramahe Farm
Friday, July 3rd, 2020: The Beginning of Hay Season - Happenings on a Cramahe Farm – With hay season in full swing at our little Cramahe farm, I’d like to show you the series of steps involved in this process. This would be the first step, and always on the hottest days of summer! This 12 acre field is being cut to feed our cattle in winter. It will be put into small square bales and we should get anywhere from 1,000- 1,200 bales from this field. It consists of 70% alfalfa and 30% timothy. It’s going to need 3-4 sunny days in a row to properly dry for bailing and storage. The equipment used to cut the hay is called a Haybine, it’s pulled by the tractor and also connected to the tractors power take off or PTO. Check back next week and watch this hay being baled!
Friday, July 10th, 2020: Square Baler – Happenings on a Cramahe Farm -
This was the field we watched being cut last week. All the hay is dry now, so time to bale! We're going to put this field into small square bales and get the mow filled up! As the baler is pulled by the tractor, it scoops the hay from the ground and a belt moves the hay inside the baler to be compacted and tied with twine. It then moves out of the baler and onto the thrower. The thrower then kicks the bale up into the wagon. These bales are from 40-50lbs each and will be used for our animals during the winter.
Friday, July 10th, 2020: Round Baler – Happenings on a Cramahe Farm -This 6 acre field is being round baled. It consists mostly of timothy. These are 4x4 bales and weigh around 700 lbs. The hay is scooped into the baler and spun in a circle to create the bale. When it gets to the right size it is wrapped inside the baler and then dropped onto the ground. These bales will be fed to the animals outside during the winter and spring. The tractor does all the lifting into the bale feeder. Much easier for the farmer during winter months!
Friday, July 17th, 2020: Unloading Square Bales – Happenings on a Cramahe Farm -Up, Up, Up they go! The end is near for the square bales. Unloading the hay wagon seems to be always done on the hottest days in June. We've had a great run of weather this season, with no rain on our hay! Help is always in short supply for these jobs.
Friday, July 17th, 2020: In The Mow – Happenings on a Cramahe Farm -The bales come up the elevator from the wagon and into the barn. From there they are conveyed across and dropped to be piled. This is easily the hottest and dustiest of jobs on the farm. It can reach 100+ F on some days! This section of the barn holds approximately 3,200 square bales. They will all be fed to our animals by spring. The other section of the barn holds about 80 round bales, with the balance being stored outside under tarps. We will feed about 200 round bales during winter and spring.