Sunday, 23 September 2012

days of making hay while the sun shines

We've had some beautiful sunny September days recently....days to walk Boo around the village ,which is looking so pretty in its early autumn finery.

Ours is a small village, with less than thirty houses and a few working farms....but last week, I was struck by the fact that Tom, Phil , Mark and Reg had all been very busy baling....

Reg was hard at it as I passed by....

Some were covered in plastic

Others were a different shape

Some covered with different coloured plastic

And some still waiting patiently in the field  down the lane from our cottage....

These may be everyday scenes from village life....but seeing these the other day made me realise that farmers don't have the luxury of procrastination. Jobs have to be done when the time is right without delay.

I've been faffing about with a project for a while...seeing all those bales ready for the winter has given me a much needed nudge (or "a boot up the bum" as some say around here  ).

I have work to do, and I know that now is the right time to get on with it. And,  as I write this, it has started to rain. Another nudge in the right direction. You see, you really do have to make hay while the sun shines.......


  1. My brother is a farmer - and it's a risky time of year to ring him! If it's sunny he's out on the tractor, and if it's wet he's too grumpy!

    At least he has an excuse ... time to get back to the writing ...

    1. hi Jo,
      Yes it's a tense time for farmers isn't it? ANd I know I've got to get on with this project!

  2. Lovely photos.Yes you're right farmers have to just get on with it,maybe we should too.

    1. Hi Anne,

      That's what I told myself on that walk after seeing the bales. Glad you like the photos....funny really, I was only taking the dog for a walk, saw the shapes of the first picture, took a photo on my i phone..and then tuned in to the others....

  3. What a beautiful place you live in! Absolutely loved the pictures...

    1. Oh thank you Mia for yopur pleased you like the photos!And yes, I love where I live....rural,with fields and trees...heaven!