Being a farm girl at heart, I seem to pay attention to unusual things. One of the first things that I noticed is that farmers did not actually make hay bales in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. Well, let’s just say they did not make them the way that I have been accustomed to bucking. Here are a few images.
From what I could tell, these huge hay rolls just hang out in the fields wherever they were made. In this next photo, though, you can see that these rolls were not allowed in one field. I did not have time to stop and analyze the differences between the fields or to ask questions, but I thought it curious the rolls were clearly restrained in that one field.
Granted, I have not been there in the winter, but here in Oregon, the cows would eat the hay bales if they remained in the field. These hay rolls were at least near to the barn.
In my earlier years, I looked fondly on hay time because we hauled the hay bales from the fields and stored them in the barn. Below is the only one that I saw, and they actually have bales! (That building is more like where we parked our tractor, but it’s similar to a barn.)