In order to become masters of our own destiny, we have taken delivery of a sit-on grass cutter with a large collector on the back. With this, we hope to be able to cut and collect small areas at a time, disposing of the hay in dribs and drabs as we go along. By the Spring, we should have cut the lot.
Having found secure off-site storage for it, getting this piece of equipment seemed the best solution to our annual conundrum of how to cut and get the hay away.
The collector lifts and tips.
And progress is being made in the first meadow:
Although the larger second meadow is always that much more daunting:
However, we will get there before it all starts growing again next Spring and it feels so much better not having to rely on other people to find the time to come and do this for us.