Monday, July 14, 2008

Makin' Hay

It doesn't feel like summer until you get the call that the hay is ready. There is something about going out and picking up your hay right out of the field and throwing in the back of the truck, hauling it home and filling up the hay shed that just screams summer to me. The smell of the freshly mowed field. The heat of the sun. The itch of my arms and chest. I love it all.
Not to mention the beauty of the farms. This particular farm overlooks Puget Sound
Yesterday we got the call that there would be hay in the field and to come get it. So when Hubby got off work we hitched up the trailer and made our way to the farm. Luckily it was only about 78 degrees. Usually it is around 178 degrees when you are out makin' hay. We had a beautiful evening gathering hay. Now that's my favorite date. No dinner and a show for me. Just take me out to the field and make hay.




The End

12 comments:

Heidi said...

**GRIN** Makin hay is a code word at our house - guess what it means... LOL see why I am having more children?????

goatgirl said...

Yes, I see that your barn is full of hay:)

Twinville said...

Sounds like a song, "Let's Make Hay, Baby!!!" hehe

I'm impressed with that farm with such a coveted location. I bet real estate developers have hounded that hay farmer to sell out more than a few times.

What a great day makin' hay!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

HEY, did we get our HAY on the same DAY??? I giggled out loud when I saw your post today was about hay, too...only it was at least 90 degrees here yesterday...hot, sticky...and I had a MAJOR allergy attack. I, literally, raced from the barn, when we were done unloading our ton, stripping off my clothes as I went, to hop into the shower to try to avoid the red welts that I could feel happening. Too late, though. The shower did me good, but I was itchy-scratchy for hours afterward, and covered in red WELTS like I'd been beaten with a belt. Summer-schmummer...bring on the Benadryl!! :-)

goatgirl said...

twinville, Yes it does have a beautiful location. We are so lucky out here because anywhere you go you aren't too far away from the water. Shhhhh don't tell California.

farmgirl, sorry you are so allergic and can't share the same feelings about hay as I do. The most I get are red itchy spots on my arms and a stuffy nose. I hope you are wearing long sleeves and covering up. You can always tell the rookies. They are getting hay in short sleeves and flip flops:)
And by the way, I won. Ramona finally laid an egg in that darned old recycle box!

Clare said...

Hi! My daughter is away right now, but I'm sure she would appreciate knowing what type of hay you found, and the going rate. Horses, ya know.... winter feed and all. Thanks!

goatgirl said...

Clare, yes I do know horses. Which is why I don't have one anymore. They are just too expensive to feed, for me. I got to the point where I wasn't riding much after a nasty fall so when my son's little horse died about a year ago I said no more horses. Even though I love horses. I love the smell of horses.
I just don't know if the place I got hay has any left but I would be happy to talk to her about it.

Country Girl said...

I can't wait until they start cutting our hay, I love the smell too!

goatgirl said...
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goatgirl said...

Had to delete the last comment...too many misspelled words. I hate that!

Here goes again...
Now you are making me jealous Country Girl. Oh, to have my own hay field. I would have thought I'd died and gone to heaven. It's funny because most of my favorite blogs are talking about hay right now. We farm girls think alike.
My favorite is Ode to Hay at
http://goatcentral.blogspot.com
Make sure you click on the link Ode to Hay in the post.
Now if anyone out there could help this computer novice(me)I would appreciate it. You see my computer guy(my son) has moved away and I don't know how to type in a word in my posts and have it linked to something else. OK now I see all of you doing it but I don't know how. Help....someone.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

i can help you with the linking stuff, wendy. let me know if you still need assistance and we can take this over to email.
:-)dk

goatgirl said...

Thanks dk