Peevish Pen

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Monday, June 06, 2011

First Cutting 2011

We cut hay day last week on Polecat Creek Farm. On Saturday, my husband raked it. Raking hay is necessary to make sure the grass is dry dry before it's baled.

Rows of raked hay.

Same row, different direction.

Close-up of raked hay.

My husband continues to rake.

Another view of raked hay.

After the hay is raked into rows, it's baled.

Same view—only baled.

Closer look at the bales.

Bales on the upper field.
More bales on the upper field.
The picture below shows how the front field at Smith Farm in Union Hall looked yesterday. This hay was cut today and will be raked and baled on Wednesday.

The forecast is for hot days and no rain. Good hay-making weather!

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Blogger R.M. said...

I know it smells like perfume, too! Been so hot, hope the hay doesn't cook! We've been busy, too, so I haven't had time to catch up with your 'doings.' Have a great weekend!

4:04 PM  

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