Friday, June 11, 2010

Haying Time

The hot weather is setting in and everyone's trying to get done the major outdoor chores before things go dormant in summer's scorching heat. That means hay.

I've got things mowed in the vineyard (with a scythe) and am using the wild oat and vetch straw and hay to mulch the garden.

Today, while doing that, I rolled the Ape, turned it turtle, belly up. Very dramatic. Sort of. But it was so easy to flip back upright (with the help of my neighbor Giuglio who saw me fall) that I forgot to take a pic. Next time, I promise!

Now I understand why there are two doors on the small one person cab. It leaves an escape route no matter which way it tips.


  1. Loved this post! So much so, I added it to my top 10 this week over on

  2. This is so cool! I have been noticing all the bales of hay around but never do I have an opportune moment to photograph them. For some reason I think hay is very cute.

    Here's a question from a city-girl. We noticed that often the hay is sitting in a green field. Is that the next crop already starting to grow?

  3. Thanks, Sheila. And to Alexandra (ak), who writes at, the green is the second growth of alfalfa which they call here Herba Medica because it's good for livestock health. They get 2 or 3 cuttings a year from such fields.