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.