Monday, September 14, 2009

Making Hay

I saw this farm sprinkled with bales of hay in northern Bangor off of Union Street. I love that there is an old farm machine at the bottom right of the photo, which give the photo a bit of story. I assumed it is for cutting the grass and rolling hay.

So have you ever chewed on a piece of hay like in the country/western movies?

13 comments:

Alexa said...

These round bales are hay (and this photo is beautiful, btw), but when I worked at Country Living magazine we showed square bales of that we called hay and many readers told us were straw. My question to the readers: "So, when I say I'm going for a hay ride, I'm actually going for a straw ride?" Answer: Yes!

Alexa said...

In answer to your question: No! And I probably never will (oh well). On the other hand, I can SO see you with a piece of straw in your teeth!

teahouse said...

I love photos of bales of hay! And no, I can't say that I've ever chewed on a piece of hay...

Anonymous said...

No I have never or will I ever chew on a piece of hay.

Great photo.

Shammickite said...

All the fields naow are filled with the big round bales rather than the rectangular ones.
Foe Alexa's information, Hay is dried grass and alfalfa and used for animal feed during the winter, straw is the stalks of harvested grain, and is normally used for animal bedding.
Hay is green, straw is golden.

Belinda said...

Beautiful photo Ming! The landscape's a little different to New York huh? ;o)

marley said...

Here they wrap the bales in black plastic so the fields look like aliens have laid eggs all over the fields!

Vogon Poet said...

The round bales are identical to the ones I see in our countryside. There was probably some hay chewing moment in my past...

valeria said...

Miiiiiiing!!!!!!! From what I can see here in this pretty new blog of yours, Bangor looks like very nice place to live (I just saw you can even get a good Lavazza coffee..!!!). I am happy to be back here and in touch.
Ciaoooooooooooo

Lily Hydrangea said...

I have never eaten hay but I have always loved passing by pretty fields like this with bales of hay in them. So picturesque Ming.

Keropok Man said...

Hmmm never chewed on hay, but does eating WeetBix count? :-p

L.Shaw said...

Beautiful....you must appreciate having a car now.

Anonymous said...

Oh can I relate. Like the far, where I grew up in Danforth-up close to the border-potato country. Thanks for the phot-lots of happy memories.

Doris