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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hay Season

Last Sunday afternoon, I went to visit Ms. Charlsie.  We’ve been having SUCH beautiful weather here, so we decided to sit out on her front porch for a while and watch the neighbors working in the hay field just across the dirt road.

I grew up in the city, but this city girl loves hay season!!  Of course, I don’t have to actually work the hay, but there’s just something about the sight of newly baled hay sitting in a field and oh.my.gosh the SMELL of fresh cut hay that I just love.  It’s one of the things I love about living in the country.

While I’ve seen hay being baled and hauled before, I was so intrigued and impressed with how efficient they were at it.  I took a few pictures…

Wood hay 2009 Kyle spiking hay Wood hay 3 2009 You can’t tell very well, but they spiked those huge square bales two at a time and stacked them on the truck til it was loaded front to back in two layers.  He was SO good at it.  I could’ve watched all day long.

Soon, we’ll be enjoying the town streets decorated with hay, and pumpkins, and all things fall.  I can’t wait.

What do you love about where you live?

7 comments:

The Garners said...

That's a familiar scene! Why didn't they invent "big bales" before I left home!? :)

Morris Family said...

Now David told us the other day that you wouldn't help him in the hay. But you're right the smell of fresh cut hay is delightful!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What do I like about where I live? The mist rising off the lake on cool mornings. The sun coming up over the water. The serenity of it. blessings, marlene

Kelley said...

Where I grew up, we had Mt. Nebo in our view from the back yard. It is beautiful. I grew up on a farm. We just had cows. Having all of those fields to run and play in was an awesome time for me.

Dorothy said...

Good Morning Jacquie!
Love your post! I grew up on a farm and I always enjoyed the hay! We didn't have to work harvesting it, but mostly played in the hay loft of the barn. The smell is heavenly! Now, I enjoy living two miles from the old home place and sitting on the back porch, listening to the birds and drinking in the peace and beauty.
Have a blessed Sunday!

Sarah Dawn said...

Right now I love the rain hitting our metal roof. Such a delight to meet you today.

Blessings to you from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

His Doorkeeper said...

One of my favorite sights is a huge rolling pasture with bales of hay sitting every few feet of each other....something so peaceful about that landscape!