Welcome to our Holden's Hide a way farm

Holden's Hide-A-Way Farm is a diversified farm that produces a wide variety of meat product, in much of the same manner as a farmer would have 100 years ago. Our ideas on how to raise livestock come directly from mother nature. We raise grass fed beef and lamb because that is what mother nature intended. Our pigs are free to root and roam through out the warm seasons. Winters are spent in a barn with ample space and lots of hay to eat and root around in. Poultry is raised on pasture where they get lots of fresh air and can do the things poultry likes to do.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Haying Season

Haying is in full swing. We are running a little late with all the rain we have has in last 2-3 weeks. And of course there are the break downs. Filters plugging, flat tires, broken mower parts, etc. That seems like it is just a part of haying season. If something is going to break, it will always be when you need it.
So far we have about 100 bales made. Thats around 100000 lbs of food for the critters this winter. We are hoping to get 250-300 bales made by the end of the season. That is only about 2 weeks away. Any time after that the hay will be very poor quality and really of no feed value. We usually like to be done by now. The earlier you cut, the higher the quality of feed. 
Pictures are coming.