Hay Feeling

What a long week. So much to do and no time for sleep. It has also been one HOT week with terms in the upper 90*’s and with the humidity felt in the 100*’s. Not much opportunity to work outside for too long. It will be a good that there isn’t a lot to do this weekend and inside chores can get done. On my drives home and around this week it seems the collecting of hay is coming to and end this season…Hay and CornThere is something special about haying season… I am not sure what it is… maybe the beautiful gold’s in the field being collected and bundled for use… maybe its the bales all lined up in rows or stacked so high… maybe its the feeling knowing that the animals will be fed another year… what ever it is, it’s a good feeling. I hope you all have a nice, relaxing, and feel good weekend 🙂

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne
    Jul 19, 2013 @ 15:21:53

    I too love hay season—watching the grass and alfalfa grow, smelling the sweet fragrance of the plants, and then knowing that the feed will nourish our animals during the cold winter months.

    Stay cool 🙂 We had terrible heat about a week ago in Nebraska. We have been better since last Sunday and I am hoping that we will keep the more moderate temps rather than going back to 100 degrees. The heat is not only hard on the people, but it is also tough on the animals.

    Take care,
    Anne

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  2. Judy @ GrandparentsPlus2
    Jul 19, 2013 @ 16:02:42

    I remember haying season on my grandparents’ small dairy farm, where they cut and stored it loose. They didn’t have large equipment to produce the small bales which was the way it was done then. It took a lot of effort during a very warm season. Good way of life. 🙂

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    • Seasonsgirl
      Jul 19, 2013 @ 16:52:01

      What a great memory. I think my great-grandparents also stored the hay loose for a while. Even when my great-grandfather was in his 90’s he still had his tan from so many years in the fields with crops and cows. 🙂

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  3. Jennifer
    Jul 19, 2013 @ 18:45:39

    Hay brings back all sorts of memories for me. When I was a kid, the was baled into small rectangles (now it is all these large rolls) and we would spend days or hours after the cherry picking day was done filling trailers and carting them to the shed where it would fill it to the brim. Us kids would then make tunnels and cubbies inside this mountain of hay bales. Pretty dangerous really, but times were different 30years ago. That’s what I feel when I see all the hay being rolled, a little nostalgia. I’m not a fan of high humidity, the heat I could tolerate.

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    • Seasonsgirl
      Jul 20, 2013 @ 09:27:47

      That sounds like a wonderful memory 🙂 As a kid when I was at my uncles or great grandparents farm my cousins and I used to make tunnels with the hay also and played for hours. It was a different time…
      The humidity could go away I agree, usually just heat isn’t that bad 🙂

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  4. now at home mom
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 14:11:06

    I hope you had a beautiful weekend 🙂 (nice picture)

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