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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Mowing, Raking & Baling



We have a ringside seat . . .


from the front porch :) 


 Mowing the hay.




The breezes carry the sweet aroma
across the road.
Nothing smells as heavenly as 
fresh mowed hay.


Raking.

 Baling


These bales are so big
that one bale would fill the
back of a pickup truck.





I went out to turn off the sprinklers
and noticed how the fence's shadow
was creating a checker board in the lawn.

Silly me, I had to take a photo:) 

Enjoying the simple pleasures of life. 

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

36 comments:

  1. Sitting on the porch is the best way to enjoy "making hay"! I wonder what the purpose is to make the bales of hay so big. The checkerboard from the fence is so neat! Nancy

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  2. Why, of course you had to take a photo of your checkerboard grass. It is such a pretty photo. It seems to me the view from your porch is always beautiful♥

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  3. How fun to sit with feet up and watch the tractor parade. I can almost smell that newly mown hay, something that rarely happens here, tho' we live on the country side of the town limits. Instead, I'm watching construction equipment from my kitchen window as another meadow falls prey to a new housing subdivision. Enuff said. Prayers for you two!

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  4. Love the checker-board shadows on the lawn. The smell of fresh hay in the countryside is wonderful. You have a grand view, Connie.

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  5. The shadow created by your fence is really neat!
    So is the scent of newly cut hay. I remember it well having grown up on a farm.

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  6. What a lovely post. Nice to have a ringside seat! Photo of shadows on lawn is great!

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  7. You have a wonderful view, I am imagining the smell of the new mown hay, beautiful!

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  8. That does remind me of our garden in France right next to a field where th maize was cut every year....but usually at night! So these enormous machines would be crawling around, lit up, while we were trying to sleep!

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  9. I love the checerboard shadow. I would have taken a picture of it too.
    I'm assuming that's a rather large farm across the road from you. It looks like quite an operation going on there with the bailing

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  10. Hi Connie- You certainly do reside in a lovely part of the country- yes, nothing like the smell of freshly cut hay...guess you neighboring Farmers are very keen on John Deere Tractors- as they say: "Nothing runs better than a John Deere". All the best to you and Steve. Regards. KEV.

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  11. I love that checker board....how neat! It's fun to see something like that! Love watching machinery working too. Enjoy your day...both of you! Hugs!

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  12. Beautiful.
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  13. Looks like a peaceful day enjoying the countryside, I can just imagine the scent of the hay! Here we can smell rain mixed with humidity and a faint scent of fish coming from the brackish water leading to the gulf, a good scent in a strange florida way. Its funny how we enjoy the simple treasures of the outdoors. Still praying for steve.....hope all is well

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  14. Connie, I'm loving your front porch view.I do like that smell, I didn't know it was hay, I smell it when we go for a ride in the country. That sunshine checkerboard is pretty neat. May I say that I like your simple nature, I know you are not offended, for you know exactly what I mean. It is those thing which bring us the most joy. :)

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  15. Enjoyed this post! We'll be in the hay soon; too much rain has kept us out of the field for too long. I do the raking here; I'm the best! lol The checkerboard effect is wonderful!

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  16. How wonderful to have that right across the street to watch, I hope it is always that way for you, it is so sad around here seeing areas that were farm land are now stores, banks and gas stations :( I love the picture you took of your fence, I love those moments when you see something so neat at that moment when you can really appreciate it. Hugs to you both

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  17. I love the smell of fresh cut hay. It reminds me of my Iowa childhood and I don't get to smell it much here anymore here in the "big city." Thank you for sharing with us. Love the checkerboard grass too. You have a lovely view from your porch. I'm so glad you're enjoying it my friend. Praying always.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  18. Beautiful pictures and that checkered fence shadow is amazing! I can actually smell the sweet cut mowed grass!!! Thank you so much for stopping by. Hugs!

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  19. Mmmmm, I would love to sit on your porch! Hubby and I often take the backroads (country dirt roads) to whereever we're going... even if we're not going anywhere in particular... just so we can smell the country! I, too, take photos of the odd things - it's just fun, you know! I live for those moments! Blessings to you, Connie! ♥

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  20. Oh Connie, next time you see those shadows, run out with hubby and some kind of make-shift checker pieces and play a game lol! :)

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  21. You have the perfect place to sit and watch the farmer!!
    I like the smell too.
    Pretty neat to see the checker board pattern from the fence!

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  22. I can almost smell it! I grew up on a farm and this was my favorite time.
    I love your checkerboard photo too.

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  23. I so love the smell of hay being mowed....there is nothing quite like it.

    Blogger must be playing tricks on me again...I am just sure I visited your blog last night and this did not show. I thought that with post before this one but was not sure as I had had hectic day and had blogged here and there through the day. Blogger used to do this quite often with a few blogs....and there are certain people that comment on my blog that I never receive the notification that they have commented. It used to be just one blogger, but now I have discovered another that I don't receive notice.

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  24. Love that checkerboard shadow. Glad you snapped the pic.

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  25. What a perfect way to spend part of your day!

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  26. Beautiful view! Seeing all that gorgeous green would make me very happy indeed. :)

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  27. Oh Wowzers! our bales are tiny compared to those... Cutting/baleing doesn't start until the 2nd week over here.. I can almost smell the fresh cut hay,, ahhh... sweetness..
    Luv the 'checker board lawn photo...

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  28. I never knew about that process, very interesting and just beautiful. You also notice small things like the checkerboard shadows, you are on your toes for pretty things.

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  29. I do love your wonderful view! Blessings!

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  30. "Puttin' up hay" is like a three-ring circus. What fun! And, how beautifully you photograph the whole operation!

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  31. The simple pleasures in life are the best pleasures! Not silly at all for taking a pic of the checkerboard pattern - I think it's very cool! :-) xoxo

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  32. Exactly Connie, enjoy the little things in life. Sunny days, watching the hay being harvested, bird life, your beautiful garden, and hubby, the love of your life. Bless you both.

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  33. Nothing better than the smell of fresh mown hay! I just LOVE it! I can picture how relaxing that must be on the front porch, watching the equipment and men doing this time honored work. I spent many years, when I had horses and alpacas, enjoying hay from eastern Washington or central Oregon.. probably alot came from where we live now! So many of these little things are what fill our memories with joyeous times. I hope you are having a nice weekend. I'm down at the Oregon coast visiting my sister. It is so nice to see her and spend time with her! Hugs to you.... Marilyn

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  34. That is one hot job!! I love the shadow and I am glad you took the pictures.

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  35. This brings back memories of my childhood on the farm. My dad baled hay not just for us, but for other farms in the area. It was his side business. I can smell the sweet hay even now. So glad you are enjoying the beautiful place where you live. Hugs, Nancy

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  36. Connie, I feel sorry for the young folks these days (40-somethings are the young folks to me) as I don't think they ever have time to stop and see a pattern on a yard made from the sun and some fencing. I wish they weren't so busy these days.

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