We have had a busy few weeks making hay. The time and resources that go into making hay exceed all other yearly projects on the farm. There have been numerous studies done that show hay left sitting on the ground is subject to 20-30% loss. To help minimize this loss we have 66 bales stored on pallets and tarped. These bales should only suffer roughly a 5% loss. This is a short term solution to preserve hay. Our long term goal is to build a permanent hay storage building to help limit hay loss in the future. This is the first time we have stored hay under a tarp, we hope it works well.