Tractor and large round hay bales on Île du Moine

The community pasture on Île du Moine is also used to grow hay. Enriched by the spring floods, the soil produces hay with high nutritional content. In the early 20th century, many of the islands would flood at least once every two years, naturally fertilizing the soil. All the locals has to do was harvest the hay. The fields would only need to be renovated every 15-20 years.

Mario Cloutier
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