Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Common Sight in Farm Country

Hay is grass that has been cut, dried, and stored for use as animal feed. After the hay is cut, it is left to dry in the sun, then raked into long narrow piles, then gathered up in some form of baling process. All done with machinery.

Good quality hay will be green and not too coarse, and should contain plant heads and leaves as well as stems.
Hay bales can be either rectangle shaped or round.

3 comments:

James said...

There lots of farms around here. Idon't recall seeing any hay bales.
I'll look for them now.

Sunny said...

I just watched a farmer cut a field this afternoon. I would think that would be his last.
Sunny :)

Jama said...

I've never seen a farm like that before!