Music:"Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" by Iron Maiden
OK, now they're spoiled
I just spent an hour and a half sitting on the kitchen porch with a brick and a mallet, breaking up cubes of compressed alfalfa into pieces small enough for the sheep and goats to eat easily. Some of the cubes were so hard, it took considerable pounding to break them up; I don't see how a sheep is supposed to eat that stuff.
I need some sort of machine that can grind the cubes up or something. Wish I still had my grandfather's electric wood chipper.
It was so much easier when we had bales of alfalfa. You'd just pull off a few flakes every day or two and toss them in the manger.