Yield harvest through successful introduced of fruit, Cereals and fruits , hay harvested for the farm's own animals and wood processing for the cold season

Time for harvest

Fruit, grain and hay harvest

harvest yield

Woodwork on the Auerberg

Essentially, the time of harvest depends on the vegetation period of the plants and grasses. The climate, altitude, weather and of course the 4 seasons also play an important role.

The hay harvest begins at the end of June or beginning of July. If the weather forecast predicts at least 5 days of dry weather, we can finally start.

Mowing the meadows with tractor and mower New tractor mowing the meadows

~ hay harvest ~

There is the hay harvest, the meadows are mown and the grass is turned until it is nice and dry. This takes about 3 days in bright sunshine, high temperatures and wind. In between it must be turned naturally again and again.

The best harvest time and a guarantee for high-quality fodder is from 15 June to 10 July because the grasses and herbs are in or shortly after flowering.

Self-loading wagon drives hay into the yard Loading wagons in the direction of travel Barn fully loaded

After 4 to 5 days, the hay is made in rows, loaded, driven into the barn with a loader wagon and unloaded. There are always about 15 to 20 loader wagons full, there is no end to the work, and at some point you stop counting.

The farm is actually the center of our family's life and work all year round, but we do it out of passion.

~ storage ~

Hardworking helpers throw hay into the blower Storage hay bales in the barn

With a blower, the hay is then blown up and the next loader wagon full, can be brought. Thanks to diligent helpers, the barn is quickly empty, and we can take a short break and take a breather. We need the hay in the winter for our cattle.

We no longer need helpers so many because from now on the hay comes from a round baler press in bales. Thanks to this work relief, a person can now do it all by himself.

~ grain harvest ~

Grain harvest from wild spots Straw as litter for the cattle in the stable

On our field in front of wild spots the grain was threshed with the combine harvester, which was already ready for the museum. Then it was loaded onto the trailer and driven home. The straw was then dry, and we fetched it as well.

We need the grain for our cattle, of course crushed, and the straw for bedding in the barn. The straw bedding and also sawdust as bedding provide our cattle with good thermal insulation. These have lying periods of 7 to 12 hours a day.

~ fruit harvesting ~

Apple trees are shaken in September Apples arrive in baskets for loading

For many years our old trees are full of fruits, which of course also want to be harvested. Some years we have about 50 hundredweight of apples and pears, which we then drive into the fruit juice winery "Söder" to Sandberg. As a delicious juice, in all variations, he comes back to the yard.

In the fruit juice cellar, this fruit is processed into delicious top-quality products for over 60 years.

~ woodworking ~

Excavation of the forest with grandpa and grandchild Planting trees with grandchildren

Life in consonance with nature means for us, out with beetles infested trees, and plant new trees. The issue of sustainability plays a major role here. Hustle and stress can not harm the trees, they participate calmly and constantly in the seasons.

When we plant young trees, the grandchildren are always there.

~ firewood ~

Wood is sawed and comes on the loader wagons Dog plays with a piece of wood

It's not for nothing that we call the rough Rhone and that's why we need a lot of wood for heating in winter. Trees from the own forest are cut down, cut and transported away. It is then processed into firewood in the wood yard and transported to the timber hall. Later it is transported to the cellar with a wheelbarrow. The sawdust comes into the barn for the cattle and the bark mulch into the rock garden. On our farm everything finds a good use, even the stick with which the dog is playing.

There is a lot of work on a farm and that's why we keep making holidays in the beautiful Rhone.