I’m learning that making hay is very stressful. Most of the stress has to do with moisture – rain, dew, humidity.
Because of moisture, I’ve added a new word to my vocabulary:
ted·der noun \ˈte-dər\
Definition of TEDDER: one that teds; specifically : a machine for stirring and spreading hay to hasten drying and curing
First Known Use of TEDDER: 15th century
I think of it as a “fluffer” for hay. And, I was pleased to discover that there is one available in the neighborhood to rent because we had a bumper crop of clover this year. Another thing I learned is that clover is loaded full of moisture and takes a really long time to dry. Our hay might have molded if we hadn’t been able to use the tedder.