Saturday, July 09, 2005

Neighbours

Are these new digital cameras incredible or what? On our walk this afternoon, we found this Meadowhawk (genus Sympertrum) neighbour and got a fairly close photo.



[According to Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies, red meadowhawks are very difficult to sort out in the field according to species.]

A few minutes later, we noticed one of our Homo sapiens neighbours, two fields over, at work with his hay baler. Fleur-Ange managed to get these photos of the hay being baled and thrown into the wagon behind. [I remember a different method from when I worked on the farm as a teen.]



Nowadays most farms that I see along the road make large round bales that it takes a tractor to move. It was nice to see some older technology at work making bales that can be handled by hand. I am sure the neighbours horses will enjoy these during the winter. Meanwhile, have a closer look at this machine throwing bales.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

great photos!

Trix said...

We stopped down the road the other day to watch an old square-baler spit those bales out!
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lené said...

Horse power haying made the front page of our local paper the other day. Thought you might be interested. :)

http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050718/NEWS/507180337/0/FRONTPAGE