September 20, 2012
"Every blade of grass has it's Angel that bends over it and whispers, 'grow, grow.' " ~ Talmud.
I've seen many thousands of hay-fields. I've seen huge round bales of hay, large and small square bales of hay. I've tossed them to feed the cattle through the winter when I was a child. I know and appreciate the value of hay for our livestock. But..........I have never seen hay-stacks like this. I was infatuated, I was intrigued, I was so curious about how these hay-stacks were made, how they were used and distributed to the livestock.
We saw these stacks of hay along the side of the highway from Jackson, Wyoming to Teton Village. The fields were newly mown, the stacks were new too. I asked a few people how they made them, and no one could tell me. I'm sure there is a "mold" or a "machine" that shapes them like this. Needless to say, the old cattle girl in me wanted to know how it worked. Was it for cattle? Do you spread it out? Is it for deer and the native antelope?
Nevertheless - I really loved walking through these fields and breathing in the fresh spice of the newly mown and stacked hay. It had sprinkled rain the day that we were there, which really added to the smell, the sight and the experience of this lovely place.
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Have an earthy and healthy day today my friends!
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