Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A hay post

What is it about hay! I LOVE HAY! When Poppy got home yesterday he asked, why did you buy another bale of hay? Well, a bale and a half  of hay is hardly being extravagant! The bale in the hay rack was half gone. The fresh new hay was for the rack and the older hay was used to make the teeny tiny barn warm and cozy...for Rosey and Asa...and me... cause you see, when the sun shines in...


Town & Country had just unloaded a stack of good looking, sweet smelling hay...for six dollars a bale. Guess I need to put back a dollar or two here and there...to buy hay, bales and bales of sweet smelling hay...to stack and store in the teeny tiny barn. Gosh, if I would get busy and sell a few aprons and bonnets, that would be spending money...for hay, hay, and more hay! There's my incentive!


and when the sun shines in...


and warms the hay in the teeny tiny barn...


it makes me feel good.

Does it sorta bother you when you've bought an item, and the clerk asks, would you like a bag for this? The clerk asked me that very question yesterday when I bought the bottle of Dormant oil. Being me, my thinking is...if the clerk asks you that, they must be running short on bags, and again, being me and not wanting to be a bother to anybody, I said no thank you, that's okay. I then carried my purchase out to the car, in my hand, while putting my checkbook away and searching for the car keys somewhere down in my pocketbook. A bag would have been nice to hang on my arm.



The clerk also asked, do you need a receipt...well, yes! A receipt reminds me to tell Poppy about the check and remember the amount, and what if we need to return something! We are still old fashioned that way.

As Grandson John used to say..."I wonder why"! Why do I love hay and barns in sunshine. Sometimes I dream about owning a big barn with a loft, and lots of golden hay.

Okay, time to stop dreaming and get back to work! We had to get up at 3:30 this morning so Poppy could get to work by 5:00.  

Love,
Henny


34 comments:

  1. Every time I stop in, I feel like I've just had a cup of tea and a good talk with an old friend. My heart is warmed to see Asa and Rosie cuddling up together. I was so afraid Asa would be mean to Rosie.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. I'm happy too that they get along.

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  2. I was just thinking about the sun shining in, and the smell of hay, and what a lovely place for a nap with someone furry.

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  3. I love how the barn is looking with all that golden hay! Hope you have a great day!

    Love ya!

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    1. Thank you Vicki. Hope you're having a good day!

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  4. Your teeny tiny barn looks lovely! I often wonder too when the clerks" ask do I need my receipt?" Of course I do! Good luck spraying your trees!

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  5. I wouldn't think $6 was much to pay for sun warmed hay smell at all! Your barn always looks so clean I think you could curl right up for s nap in the hay with your goats.

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    1. Curling up with the goats is tempting...if they didn't scratch so much. :)

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  6. I have several quilted bags that I try to take along when I go shopping. Now that Walmart has started to charge for bags I have yet another reason to remember to take my own. I used to have a mesh bag that could fit in my pocket but I can't find it. Maybe I figured I'd never use it anyway and threw it away.

    You keep your barn so clean and neat. Never any sign of "mess".

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    1. I need a few pretty bags! I did not know that Walmart has started charging for bags!! Wow! Thank you!

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  7. Didn't Rumpelstiltskin know something about spinning straw into gold. Maybe that would work with hay as well... Why not get a spinning wheel and give it a try? Let me know how it comes out-----I'd be willing to learn to spin too if I could get a little extra gold from it now and then.

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    1. Oh Vic, I have always wanted a spinning wheel. Not that I would know how to spin, but I could learn. Eli's fur might could be spun!! Wish straw could be spun into gold!

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  8. Hi Henny Penny, You are so funny! A bale of hay is a small price to make you happy! I often don't get a bag when they ask me because I am trying to be environmentally friendly! I always want a receipt though. That is the way we grew up! Enjoy your hay and sunshine! Nancy

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    1. My thinking exactly! Thank you, Nancy. I have shopping bags and never remember to carry them with me! :)

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  9. Of course you need hay....and sunshine. We all do, just some of us know it and others don't.

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  10. Yes, hay is wonderful-the best scent is fresh sweet hay. It is like summertime preserved. Glad the dear little goat is doing well on your lovely farm.

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    1. Thank you! Summertime preserved. Maybe that is why I love it!

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  11. $6 for a bale of hay oh my I know some farmers around here that would like that price for their hay! :)

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    1. Really? Occasionally, we buy a good bale of hay at Mr. Murphy's farm, but he charges $12.00. It has a lot of green and smells fresh and sweet.

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  12. One of the things that we love most about our new country life is the alfalfa field across the road. They get four or five cuttings a year. It smells wonderful and we enjoy sitting on the porch drinking lemonade and watching them cut and bail. I remember asking my Mom (when I was a kid) if they made a perfume that smelled like new mowed hay . . . Wouldn't that be nice. I would spray some on my pillow at bedtime.

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    1. Oh Connie, I bet so. I would love that too. Now, I just might wear that perfume. Thank you.

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  13. One of the things that we love most about our new country life is the alfalfa field across the road. They get four or five cuttings a year. It smells wonderful and we enjoy sitting on the porch drinking lemonade and watching them cut and bail. I remember asking my Mom (when I was a kid) if they made a perfume that smelled like new mowed hay . . . Wouldn't that be nice. I would spray some on my pillow at bedtime.

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  14. I to love the smell of hay . I remember when the square bales of hay used to be $2 a bale . We always carry our own shopping bags with us the material ones they are bigger and stronger and are always handy in the van . Lovely photos , thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. I like you new profile picture! Thank you! Gosh, I wish hay was $2.00 a bale now. Thank you!

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  15. The smell of sweet, warm hay is a wonderful thing. I wasn't always a city girl. Haying time was one of my favorite times of the year when I was growing up a country girl.
    Yes, I want a bag if I have stuff to juggle and carry, too. So if they ask, I just say "yes!"

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    1. Haying time on the farm must have been wonderful! I did not grow up on a farm but had lots of aunts and uncles who farmed. I should have married a farmer!

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  16. I try to remember to take my cloth bags with me when I go shopping, but sometimes forget. But then I do need plastic bags for those market customers that don't remember to bring their own, so the plastic bags I get, get mostly used again for my customers, or in the household garbage cans.
    Love the smell of fresh hay, nice and green:) I loved and hated making our own hay. Such a sense of accomplishment with our ancient baler, and soo much work, but I miss it. Do you use straw at all for bedding? I think of that as more golden than hay. We used to buy straw to bed the horse stalls. Loved shaking out a bale of that to fill up the stall.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I was afraid to look to see if anyone had left a comment on my post about hay. I was afraid no one would visit me again! I bet it was work to make the hay. I've never done that but always dreamed of farming. I used to buy straw but most if it around here seems so stiff and scratchy. Hay is soft and easy to use, especially for the hen's nests. I love shaking out a bale too. It makes everything feel clean and soft.

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  17. Mama, I am horrible about leaving my shopping bags at home. Makes me so mad at myself. They are awesome for shopping, and I still do not remember them!
    Love,
    Sandra Lynn

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  18. I like hay too. Love to see all the rolled hay in the fields.
    When I'm asked if I want a bag I usually just say yes please.

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  19. We love hay too!! The smell of freshly baled alfalfa.. is there anything better! Greetings from a hay farmer in Australia.

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