It's a great distance in time and space from the sickle and scythe and horse hauling in the sheaves, isn't it?And a gentle nudge toward getting stocked up for those days when you might not want to have to make a path in the snow to get to town.... brrrrrrrr.
Harvest is so exciting and very quick these days, I suppose it has to be with the weather we get. Hope it was a good harvest. Will bales appear today?
Aw shame about the bales. I grew up in the country (oo arr!) and our garden backed onto fields. I used to love climbing and playing on hay bales. Happy memories :-)
Glad it was over quickly. Too bad about the bales though I don't know if livestock would eat barley stalks. Maybe that's why they didn't bale? FL looks like he was enjoying taking the photos.
Re bales: it is a lot more expensive to hire the bigger baling-type combine harvester, and the job is slower too. The farmer saw a window of opportunity between rain storms to get his crop in, and decided that gathering the straw was not worth the extra money, time or effort. It will be ploughed into the soil as a sort of "green manure".
I love FL's hat!
Now to visions of warm barley soup, frothy beers, and good whiskey. And possibly barley cakes, barley crackers, barley noodles. No barley water, though. Jane and Michael Banks, in Mary Poppins, didn't like the way it made their governess smell.
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