|Rolls of hay in Oregon|
The picture shows another way to keep the vegetation intact. A large roll is easy to move out towards the center of the field. The animals gather around to feed during the winter. It was fun to see the Oregon hay being gathered into large rolls instead of traditional bales.
I was delighted to find out I'm not the only one fascinated by haystacks and bundles. I was glancing through Wikimedia Commons and found some other examples of ways to keep hay.
|Agriculture in Britain during World War I|
I wasn't in Britain during World War I (Gosh, I wasn't even alive!). Photographic records show members of the Women's Land Army Forage Corps weighing hay bales on a British farm during that time. It's easier to win a war when the troops are fed.
|Bales near Balgownie UK (wmc trish steel)|
The red on these rolls is from netting used to hold it all together. It is all lined up neatly on this farm near Balgownie.
|Baggerton Farm in Forfar UK (Alan Morrison wmc)|
Rolls and more rolls of hay for the animals on Baggerton Farm in Forfar.
|Armenia haystack (russavia wmc)|
Creative architecture adds appeal to this haystack in Armenia. It's really interesting to see how the small cloud looks like a puff of smoke from the stack.
If you look closely, you'll see the swirls that indicate how the hay is rolled together. It's convenient to load a flatbed and truck it out to where it's needed.
|FEMA arranged for this truck of hay to be delivered to hungry cows in Texas.|
We have some short travel plans coming up in a month or so. I need to think of a theme for blog pictures in addition to my tendency to take pictures of just about anything. Do you have a suggestion to help me out?