Chapter 38 – hay and vows

The intense July heat broke with a huge thunderstorm that night, and the freshly cut grass in the hayfield was rained on. The rain could have ruined the cutting if the grass had already dried, as the water would have leached out most of the nutritive value. Luckily, it was still fresh cut and green, and the following morning was bright and breezy with pure sun. It was almost completely dried before our neighbor came back to rake the newly transformed hay into windrows that afternoon. Learning about the gambling and artistry required of a hay-maker was fascinating. I was … Continue reading Chapter 38 – hay and vows