Sunday, June 11, 2006

mow of hay

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Hay has been mowed and lies mounded in the fields. Before it can be baled it much be turned at least twice.

Some farm equipment looks like instruments of torture, as is the case with the pull-behind contraption that turns the hay. Large circular wheels of metal fingers spin as they pass along the field.

If you see one (in it's retracted position) being pulled along the road behind a tractor, it's positively frightening.


Floridacracker said...

I can smell it.

Zanne said...

Oh yes, it smells so awesome!

Jerry said...

That called a hay rake. It puts the cut hay into windrows.

It's funny. I sneezed just looking at this picture.

I love your website and your appreciation for rural living. Most city folks move to the country and then get annoyed if they get stuck behind a tractor.

Zanne said...

Thanks Jerry for the heads up on the "hay rake". And you're right, those people stuck behind a hay wagon worrying about their dinner reservations at Chez Francois need to RELAX!!! HA. Welcome, come back often.

KarbonKountyMoos said...

ooooh - pretty!