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Carbon neutral farming

2008-09-28
Potato harvesting


2008-09-06
First Potatoes


2008-07-29
Bringing in the hay


2008-07-18
Stacking hay


2008-07-16
Haymaking


2008-07-14
Mowing


2008-07-06
Processing wood


2008-07-05
Gasifier meeting


2008-07-01
Potatoes growing


2008-05-25
Sowing


2008-05-24
Planting potatoes


2008-05-20
Fertilizing


2008-05-17
Potatoes and snow


2008-05-01
Harrowing


2008-03-27
Logging


2008-03-21
Logging-wagon


2008-03-18
Testing the tractor


2008-03-14
Wood gas tractor


England to Sweden with a wood gas car

2008-01-18
Repairing the producer


2008-01-16
Coming home!


2008-01-15
Repairing and resting


2008-01-14
Arriving to Sweden


2008-01-13
A day on the sea


2008-01-12
Getting on the ferry


2008-01-11
British tax


2008-01-10
Mounting carburettor


2008-01-09
Packing


2008-01-02
Convertion kit


2007-12-16
Winter testing


2007-11-24 - 05
Wood gas in UK


2007-11-15
Processing wood manually


2007-11-09 - 11
Constructing a Werner producer


2007-11-02
Visiting Werner


2007-10-31
Trip to Mantorp


2007-10-26 - 28
Repairing the reduction zone and car


2007-09-28
Guests from Roslagen

 

2008-07-18

Stacking hay

Itís been raining heavily yesterday and we had to cancel the hay harvesting. The hay on the last mowed field is in danger of getting destroyed if the rain will continue. But there is a way to save it!
This farm used to belong to my grandpa and grandma and they ran it from the 30ís to the 80ís. In those days they had another way of drying the hay when the weather forecasts were unsure. I still remember from when I was little, how we used to stack the hay in drying racks. When the hay is dried in racks, itís a lot more insensitive for wet weather. The racks are old and have not been used in several years. But they are still functional, standing protected under the trees.

There is a special technique when stacking hay. The racks easily falls and the hay blow off the racks if done in the wrong way. Fortunately my mother still has the knowledge about how to do it the right way.

We distributed the racks to different places in the field and then I connected the old hay rake to the tractor. HŚkan Ė a friend of our family was bicycling past our land when he saw us stacking hay. He used to do the same a long time a go and came to help us and relive some old memories.

We made five stacks and it started to rain again immediately after we were done.


Click here to see a film of the hay stacking.

/Johan

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