Hay Making Time
Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:23 PM
Have you ever smelled a freshly mown hay field? Have you ever walked into a barn in the winter and smelled the summers hay up in the haymow? Actually, we make the big round bales now so the smell isn't in the haymow but I can remember the days!!!
No? Oh, I wish you could!!! It's one of my very favorite smells.
Yep, haying on the farm.....it's a lot of hard, hot, dirty work but the livestock love it all winter long and I love the smell of it for months and months.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:57 PM
I love the smell of new mown (new 'moan' as we used to call it) hay. Then I get weezy and stuffy and sneezy and that's the end of that.
Being a Hoosier it also reminds me of a song:
There's A Little Red Barn On A Farm Down In Indiana.
1. I was born 'way down in Indiana, Wish that I were there right now. Want to hear my dog bow-wow When I go to milk the cow. Raised on corn 'way down in Indiana, So was ev'ry little hen. I was mighty happy then; Wish that I were back a-gain:
CHORUS: In a little red barn on a farm down in Indiana, Let me lay my back on a stack of new mown hay. 'Round the barnyard where the farmyard folks are pally, Let me dilly-dally all the live-long day. I'm a Hoosier who's blue, thru and thru, and my heart is pining For the sycamore trees where the Wabash breezes play. What's more, I'm pining for a yellow moon that's shining On a little red barn on a farm down Indiana way.
2. Work was done 'way down in Indiana, Picked the eggs the chickens lay; Pushed the plow and pitched the hay; Ev'ry day a busy day. Had my fun 'way down in Indiana When the sun would go to rest. Saw it sinkin' in the West; That's the time I liked the best.
You can't always get what you want, babe
But if you try sometimes, you just might find
You get what you need.
~Mick and Keith~
Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:14 PM
A radio station played it every day when I was on my way to school. It was a long time ago but I think it was the theme song for the morning show.
Some of the farmers around here got the first cutting done about a month ago. I thought it was early.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:18 PM
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