”Make hay while the sun shines!” ~ The phrase is believed to have come from medieval English farmers.
In PART ONE and PART TWO I showed several images that were taken mostly from my upstairs balcony, and usually because I spotted something when seated at my computer desk that seemed worthy of closer attention. The images and videos shown here today were taken last week from all angles, zooming in from the balcony and from outside in the fields.
Click to enlarge the smaller images and see the explanations.
Only dry grass can be used for hay therefore, the tractor attachment turns the cut grass a couple of times each day. On haymaking day the dried grass is lifted away from the ground so that the baling machine can pick it up easier and make it into bales of hay. Haymaking is a family affair and Richard’s grandson’s help out. (Richard is the farmer who rents my land).
It’s a long, long time since we made hay up here and I can honestly say this was my best afternoon of entertainment for quite some time. I have more videos and more photographs, but enough is enough as they say!
That said, I couldn’t resist ending with the pheasant that popped up to see what all the noise was about and then strutted around totally unconcerned!
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