It Begins!

My favorite part of summer has begun!  Wednesday morning we cut the first field for hay for the 2013 season!  Hopefully I can squeeze my way onto a hay wagon at least once just to satisfy my itch to throw a few bales.

IMG_1142Anyone else out there love making hay?

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About Leanna Hale

Leanna Barth, born and raised in NC, first came to Polyface in July 2010 to attend one of the Intensive Discovery Seminars. She loved it so much that she applied for an internship position and was accepted for the 2011 season, after which she took the inventory/gardener position. Before coming to Polyface, she sold produce from her family’s market garden, along with homemade baked goods. This venture was mostly inspired by having read “You Can Farm” by Joel Salatin. Having always loved the outdoors, animals, and gardening Leanna is excited about this coming year, all that she will learn, and how the Lord will use this job later on in her life.

8 Responses to It Begins!

  1. Not sure why, I’m so allergic to hay, but me too…

    Nursing my itchy eyes and rash this morning 🙂

  2. Yup, I enjoy the challenge of making hay (well most of the time 🙂 ). I’m surprised you wouldn’t have started earlier. Still waiting for weather here, so it’s going to be at least another week, probably longer for me.

  3. Larissa says:

    I helped with the first wagon of the year yesterday. It was the first time in over 13 years, feeling it a little today but gotta say i missed it. Hopefully I’ll be able to help alot more this haying season!

  4. Sophia says:

    Oh Yeah! It’s been 37 years since I’ve loaded and unloaded a hay wagon…but I loved it!!! Loved driving the tractor too!

  5. Eric says:

    This was my first paying job at the ripe age of 12. I think I got paid 37 dollars for the summer. People in my area (Chesterfield VA) have been making hay like crazy. Love those long sunny days!

  6. Matt says:

    Love making hay, especially when it doesn’t rain. We had a old beat up thrower wagon with a plywood back. I remember dad carved out a “heart” in the back center of it and painted “We Love Haying ” on the back. priceless……

  7. Joe Hernandez says:

    My favorite part of haying is the new smells in the barn after the first few loads. The sweet smells of clover and orchard grass lasts and lasts. Feeding a few bales during the winter brings back the memory of last summer and it’s like it’s still July.