Quite a lot of you wondered why there were so many snowballs in the field on my last post. Well they are not snowballs, but silage. That is grass that is wrapped in plastic to ferment to make food for animals like cows and sheep. As you probably have found out, we have a very long winter with a lot of snow. So from September till about May-June there is no food to find outside for our livestocks. All winterfood has to be prepared during summer and stored.
Farmers used to dry grass to make hay. Now this is rare, and that is why we got these “snowballs” all over the country. We call them roundballs (rundballer) or tractor-eggs, and we even have roundball-festivals. More roundball photos.