Tuesday, 6 September 2011

ABC Wednesday - Harvest

Looking down from the top of Birkrigg common last week the harvest was in full swing. The hay baled and wrapped on the top fields, the bottom fields ready for the bailer to drive down the lines and, out of view on the left the farmers taking a breather. Its a busy time of the year and you could go anywhere in the country to see a similar scene
such as these square bales in Kent, 
or journey over the water see some round ones in France waiting to be stacked

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15 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

hay, hay, hay - nice post
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

VioletSky said...

I often wonder why some bales are round and some are square - or rectangular. I once helped lifting bales as a teenager and realized how allergic I had become. It was a scary and sad moment as I love the smell of hay.

Jane and Chris said...

I really like the old fashioned rectangular bales, especially when they are stacked in a pyramid shape.
I'm easily pleased!
Jane x

Leslie: said...

Nowadays, here, the farmers usually put the hay bales in those white covers - the kids call them "marshmellows."

Leslie
abcw team

Kay L. Davies said...

That first photo is absolutely wonderful, Joy. It has everything. I think it should be printed and framed.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Cheryl said...

Just last week, I saw photos of how the round bales are made. Interesting process since I'm more used to the rectangles. I too had a sad day as a young teen when I found I was allergic to it. I lived on a semi-working farm and had to leave when they hayed. I used to be able to take part. What a loss that was.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of field in harvesting season.

Kathy said...

Here in Texas we predominantly have the rolls rather than the square bales. However, due to our drought there is little hay this year! And now we are plagued by fire!

chubskulit said...

Huge rolls of hay!

My ABC is about the only http://www.meetourclan.com/2011/09/horse-ride.html I can tolerate.

Jama said...

Wow, such a stunning view! I'm from an urban country, there's so big scale farm and definitely no hay farm. It's a land-scarce island, where everything gone upward or underground.

Paula Scott said...

Beautiful shots!!!!! Like a painting.
I always wonder why some bales are round and some are square.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

I love this time of year with the countryside changing colour and hay bales dotted about the fields. Here in Northumberland we see both round and square bales.

I think your first photo is fantastic - such a panoramic view and such contrasts of lines and colours - just beautiful.

Laloofah said...

I really love your first photo especially, the fields look like a quilt!

I posted some hay photos today too, fun to see hayfields in a different part of the world!

Meryl said...

Beautiful shots...so peaceful (when harvest time clearly is anything but peaceful...maybe it's the peace AFTER the harvest?)!

Mildred said...

Great choice for H day! And your shots are fabulous! Seems you live in a very nice place too;o)
From where I live I can see the blue line of the Vosges! So if you come again to the Vosges let me know;o)

¤ Have a nice and happy day ¤