Friday, 30 September 2016

Hay Bales Turning Back To Grass




I took this photograph of these  square hay bales this morning.  They have been waiting in the field since we made hay in July.  They were made up of rushes and hay.  Then they got rained (just for a change hey?) on and a farmer friend said he would have them to use for his ducks and hens for bedding.  He must have forgot about them and now they have turned back to green grass.  Isn't nature funny?
  


8 comments:

  1. Nothing in nature is ever wasted!

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    1. You are right Vera. Everything can feed the land or become an habitat for some kind of creature be it vegetable, animal or insect. Thanks!

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  2. They aren't a lot of good to anyone now but the muck heap.

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    1. You would think they were from the Tate Gallery Rachel. I dumped them on top of some bracken around the edge of the field. Hopefully the worms or hedgehogs will make use of it. Thanks!

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  3. Never seen that happen before.

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    1. I know. They looked so strange and weighed a ton. I think the west coast of Ireland gets up to 225 days of rain a year. Thanks.

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  4. Make sure you go cut the strings out of them before they rot away forever.

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  5. Yes I did that Kev. Years ago it was made of Sisal string which rotted away naturally. Today I think they are made of polypropylene which would cause terrible problems if a calf or lamb ate them. Thanks!

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