Due to the weather, we didn't do a fourth cutting last year. It was just too dry to make it worth it.
But with the weather this year, the fourth cutting looks like it's going to be good. To remind you, alfalfa grows back after you cut it, like grass. (But it's a legume, Kris just told me. Did not know that. Seems like that fun fact would've come up at some point. Now hope to get that right in a trivia game somewhere down the road.)
It certainly seems like fall now. It's cold in the morning, the leaves are starting to fall, and the birds are flocking. We're still doing all the same summer activities - swimming, climbing trees, playing softball - but you can't ignore that it feels different.
Cutting alfalfa the fourth time should be a lot like cutting it the first time. When we cover the pile this time, it'll be the FINAL final covering. And for the guys, that will definitely feel different.
(Kris just told me it won't feel different during the covering. Just afterward. Really doubt this will have any trivia use later.)