Saturday, January 16, 2010

Haymaking


One for my hay series. There are lost of freshly made hay bales in the fields at this time of year. They are mostly round these days so I was nice to see the old shape for a change.

We are on our way to the town of Hay, which I don't think has anything to do with fodder type hay ... was probably named after a pioneer ... I just checked it was named after Sir John Hay a local pastoralist and member of parliament.

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  1. Now these are a strange shape. Like three of the old ones stacked on top of each other.

    That is a massive thistle in the foreground. Must go back and check your map thingo ... I am a bit lost ... not really ... just cant place in my head how far DOWn Hay is ...

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  2. Oh on the front of our local paper today is a hay castle.
    A local farmer put it together in a few hours - it's got turrets and flags.
    I HAVE to go and see it.

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  3. Julie, they are stacked however they are much bigger than the old ones. Also, I must update the map with our progress.

    Letty, if I was nearby I'd be there! What an interesting thing to do.

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  4. It is really nice to see these old shaped hay things and not the industrial sized round ones, ;-). We had this discussion before, didn't we? *bg*

    Blue sky, sharp light - hmmm :-D

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  5. Strange to see them stacked like that. Yet another variation in global hay-making culture

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