I’m having trouble keeping up with the hay demand. I’ve got the whole farm cleared other than my crop plots, crafting areas, and stable. The rest of the farm (like 70% of the total area) is cleared with grass growing in like 5 separate patches. I farm the grass when I need it but only get a few days worth of hay- certainly not enough to stock up for winter.
I had to resort to selling two 5-heart chickens and two 5-heart cows to lower hay need. I now have a big coop and a big barn with 2 chickens, 2 ducks, 3 cows, 2 goats.
How does everyone else feed animals? Is there a more efficient way? I feel like I can’t keep up!
Three things you can do.
- Make a grass field that’s large enough to sustain itself. If you’ve got 70% of your farm area free, that’s plenty.
- Make a grass feeder (a patch of grass we prevent animals from eating – if they can’t stand on it, they can’t eat it). Grass spreads on its own provided it isn’t eaten first. Lay down grass starters & put fences on top of them. The grass underneath will remain unharmed, making new grass around it that the animals will eat.
- Buy hay from Marnie. You only ever need to do this in emergencies/if you’ve got an excess of money and want to use the space on the farm for something else.
I also have a patch on the farm where I grow grass away from animals exclusively to reload the silo with. Just do a quick calculation with the number of animals you have and you’ll be good.
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