The most important invention of the last two thousand years was hay. In the classical world of Greece and Rome and in all earlier times, there was no hay. Civilization could exist only in warm climates where horses could stay alive through the winter by grazing. Without grass in winter you could not have horses, and without horses you could not have urban civilization. Some time during the so-called dark ages, some unknown genius invented hay, forests were turned into meadows, hay was reaped and stored, and civilization moved north over the Alps. So hay gave birth to Vienna and Paris and London and Berlin, and later to Moscow and New York.
— Freeman Dyson, physicist
Did you know that?
I know that we used to do it when I was growing up for feed for the horses and Angus. And I'm sure a few bales were given to good friends when they needed it for their livestock.
Yet, it was the scene and the aroma that drew me in for a closer look as I was driving home from watching Mia last week. It was just a perfect site at 6 pm.
While one field looked like this, the other field was "owner occupied."
So I parked my car, watched and waited because in the front seat of that massive dump truck, I had noticed a small figure of a little boy. I remember being allowed to ride on the equipment. It made you feel special.
just saying and sharing...
Oh, one more thing, both he and his Dad waved to me as they drove out of the field.
However, I was too busy waving back to get a pic...:)